You may still have single-glazed windows in your home or your replacement windows were fitted some years ago and have frankly seen better days, but there are a number of key benefits you could enjoy if you decide to upgrade and have new units installed. Some are less obvious than others, which is why we decided to gather them all into one article for you.
The Benefits Of New Double Glazing
Before we continue with this article, we should point out that most of the potential benefits, will only be beneficial if you invest in good quality windows and have them installed by a team of experienced and fully qualified professionals. FENSA certified companies are your best bet and make sure you ask for testimonials before you agree to hire any window contractor.
Energy Efficient Double Glazing
Energy Efficient Double Glazing – If you have ever had talked to a double glazer installer or manufacturer, you have almost certainly heard all about the energy efficiency benefits they have to offer your home. However, most people tend to switch off in these situations, which is a shame because modern units really do have a lot to offer as far as energy savings are concerned. A+ rated windows allow more heat into your home than they let out, making them an excellent choice for parts of the world where cold harsh winters are the norm.
Home Security – Single glazed windows are extremely easy to break, making homes with such windows an easy target for the local burglars. While it is still quite possible to break a double-glazed window, it takes more time and effort, and involves making a lot more noise: three things that potential intruders are keen to avoid at all costs. By installing double or even triple-glazed units, you can make your home considerably more secure.
Appearance – Nothing ruins the appearance of a property from the outside more effectively than rotting window frames or uPVC glazing units that are so old they are literally falling apart.
Installing brand new windows is one of the easiest ways to instantly increase the curb appeal of your property, and when performed as part of a major exterior renovation the results will be spectacular: it will be as if you have moved into a new property, from the outside at least!
Double Glazing Return on Investment – Anybody that tells you it is possible to recoup 100% of the money you invest in double-glazed windows, in the event you should later sell the property in which they were fitted, is almost certainly being a little overoptimistic but there is no doubt that attractive new windows will make your property easier to sell in the long run.
Choosing The Best Type Of Windows For Your Home
As mentioned, you need to spend time thinking about the style of windows you are going to have fitted in your home, as well as the build quality and important energy efficiency rating. While uPVC frames are a great low maintenance choice for modern homes, they will probably look out of place in a Georgian townhouse. For period properties, wooden frame is a good choice but if you are not keen on the extra maintenance they require, you could go for composite frames instead.
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