Double glazed windows offer a range of benefits from sound insulation helping you to enjoy some peace to keeping your home warm during the winter – helping you to cut down on your energy bills.
If you’re still not convinced that double glazed windows are much better than single paned windows, here is our top 5 reasons.
1. Energy efficiency
As mentioned above energy efficiency is one of the biggest reasons to switch to double glazed windows as they can save an average sized home up to £100 per year in heating bills.
An extra layer of glass and a filling of inert gas (argon) between the two panes helps warm hair from turning cold, keeping the room temperature stable.
Over the lifetime of an average double glazed window (18-20 years), they can usually pay for themselves in terms of savings from energy bills. Not mention reducing your carbon footprint on the environment due to less energy usage.
A single pane of glass is insecure and easy to break, especially one with a wooden frame. Increasing the panes of glass to two not only makes it more secure but much harder to break. This is a good deterrent for thieves as they will need to spend more time, increasing their chances of being caught.
A common question that home insurers ask is whether your windows have locks. This may not significantly reduce home insurance premiums but can make your home safer and reduces premiums a little. This can give you peace of mind when you’re out for a family holiday or not at home.
3. Add value to your home
As home buyers are becoming savvier, they are inspecting to see if property have double glazed windows and modern doors since it means that they do not have to invest when moving into the property.
Surveyors tend to give a higher price to homes with these features since they reflect the energy saving costs and added security.
4. No condensation
Condensation occurs when warm air hits a cold surface (e.g. steam from a kettle making contacting with kitchen tiles). It forms water droplets when it makes contact and can leave a puddle of water at the bottom. If the water is not cleaned it can lead to damp surfaces and maybe mould growth.
With double glazing windows, this problem is reduced since there is no cold surface for the warm air to make contact with.
Single pane windows are a poor sound insulator. They can let in a lot of the outside noise such as passing cars and pedestrians which can disrupt an enjoyable and relaxing evening.
Double glazed windows can often block noise more effectively than a single pane, giving you peace and quiet.
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Double glazed windows offer a range of benefits and over the lifetime can return a positive return on investment factoring in savings and increases home value.
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