5 Benefits of Double Glazing for Your Home
Double glazing is now in a majority of homes within the UK, but what makes it so popular? Beyond the well-known fact of being more energy efficient, there are many benefits of double glazing that you should consider if you are looking to replace your windows.
We’ll start with the most obvious benefit of double glazing- it has better insulation than its single pane counterparts. Now this in itself has knock-on effects on other aspects of your home life, such as your energy consumption and comfort throughout the seasons.
Reduced energy consumption and bills
Better insulation means that you will need to use less energy to heat your home due to a reduced amount of heat being able to escape. The benefits of this is twofold- not only will you see a reduced cost for energy in your bills, but your home also becomes more energy efficient and therefore more eco-friendly.
Everyone wants to be comfortable in their own home, and double glazing can definitely assist with that. The added insulation of having a vacuum between the panes of glass means that heat doesn’t escape in the winter, but also doesn’t come in from outside during the summer. In short, you will be warmer in the winter, but also cooler in the summer months.
Better insulation doesn’t just result in higher energy efficiency, it also helps to keep noise out. Much like heat, the vacuum gap between the two panes helps to keep noise from the outside world from entering into your home. While it can’t stop it completely, by installing double glazing you will see a vast difference. No more being kept up at night by nightlife, wildlife or cars on a busy street!
This is one benefit of double glazing that many people don’t expect. Double glazed windows are harder to break into, due to having two panes of glass rather than a single pane. This is because an intruder is more likely to only be able to break the first pane of glass on the outside rather than both at the same time, meaning more noise and time trying to enter your house. This is a very simple deterrent.
Also, it is much harder to unlock double glazed windows from the outside due to the locking mechanisms that frequently come with the frames, as opposed to having latched on the windows that can be undone. Finally, as most double glazed windows are fitted with a uPVC or aluminium frame, they are much harder to force apart to gain entry to the house.
Increases property value
This may not be a benefit that is essential to you right now, but if you are looking to sell your home, then having double glazing can have a direct impact on the value of your property. This is due to all the factors that we have mentioned above.
Having double glazing makes your home more comfortable and secure, something that everyone wants for their new home. Being able to provide this before the sale your house means that, in addition to the savings you have already made on your energy bills, you could see a bit more money in the bank.
Easy to maintain
A common misconception about double glazing is that it is difficult to maintain. However, this is not the case. With a simple soap and water solution to wipe away any debris on the frame, and a regular window cleaning product for the glass, your double glazing unit can last years. This means that putting in double glazed windows is a great and lasting investment for your home.
If you are still debating whether or not to have double glazing installed in your home, contact our friendly team for more information on how double glazing can help you.
Posted: August 10, 2020