Double glazing is a great option for homeowners looking to reduce their energy bills and keep the noise out of their home. It also protects furniture, paintings and carpet from UV damage.
Double glazing consists of two panes of glass in the same frame with a space between them which is filled with colourless, odourless gas such as argon or krypton. The energy efficiency of the window is independently verified by the BFRC.
The gap between the two panes of glass traps air creating a layer of insulation. This helps reduce the passing of heat and cold allowing you to keep your house warm in winter and cool in summer.
Unlike single glazed windows, double glazing units are much more energy efficient as they require less energy to heat a room. This saves homeowners money on their yearly energy costs.
With the UK’s unpredictable weather forecast, it can be difficult to keep warmth in during winter, and cool air in during summer. Double Glazing can significantly help with this issue.
Another benefit of double glazing is reduced condensation. This is because the interior pane of the window is warmer than the outside, which stops moisture from forming on the surface. This significantly reduces the likelihood of dampness, mould and rot occurring on your windows and frames, improving indoor air quality and reducing bacteria.
Double glazing also filters out harmful UV rays that can fade carpets, wallpaper and furniture. This improves the lifespan of your home’s internal décor and can add to its resale value.
Double glazing reduces noise pollution from outside by slowing down vibration frequencies through the insulating double panes and layer of dense argon gas. This makes it perfect for anyone living close to a road or busy area.
This is especially a good choice of window if you live near schools, train stations or in City centres.
Another benefit of double glazing is that it is much more difficult to break in than traditional windows as the frames are made from uPVC, and sturdier than aluminium. This means your property is more secure and burglars are less likely to attempt to open the window.
The extra pane of glass also keeps snow, rain and wind out preventing damage to the window frame and exterior cladding. This will mean you spend less time and money on repairs or replacements.
Increased Property Value
Property buyers today are looking for high-quality insulation and energy efficiency. Whether your home is new or older, adding double glazing can make it more appealing to potential buyers and boost its value.
Since double glazing is known for its durability, new buyers often prioritise this when looking for a new property, as it means they will not have to worry about window replacement for years to come.
Upgrading windows before you move is always a financially responsible idea in the property industry. It can make your property stand out from the rest, increasing your value, and boosting the exterior of the property too.