Just like the name suggests, double glazed windows are made of two layers of glass. The two panes are separated by a space that can either be filled with an inert gas or it may be left as a vacuum. While double glazing was mainly developed to provide better insulation for houses it has much more to offer. Today we will look at the various benefits double glazing has to offer and why your doors and windows should be double glazed.
1. Better Insulation
As we had said earlier, double glazing was developed to provide better insulation than the traditional glazing. The double glazed windows provide a better barrier, and therefore reduce the amount of heat transfer from your house to the cold outer air. This way your house is better placed to retain the heat gained from the sun during the day. During the hot summer months, the windows keep the extreme heat outside. The better insulation provided by double glazed windows ensures that you can now enjoy warmer winters and cooler summers.
2. Noise Reduction
Have you ever lived in a house where the windows seemed to let even the slightest noise in? Well with double glazing you will not have to worry about noise. They provide better insulation fro noise compared to single glazing. They are great especially if you live in a noisy neighbourhood or near an airport. With double glazing, your house provides a quiet and peaceful environment away from the loud and busy world outside. In the same way, the windows keep any noise coming from your house inside. This keeps your conversations within the house. You can also comfortably put the music on and enjoy without disturbing your neighbours.
3. Increased Security
Double glazed windows are much harder to break compared to single glazed windows. It is also very difficult to force them to open from the outside. This makes it harder for burglars to get into your house. You can also increase the level of security by choosing laminated or toughened glass. Installing these windows allows you to rest easy in the knowledge that no one can break into your home easily
4. Reduced Energy Bills
Double glazing allows your house to retain most of the heat it gains from the sun during the day. The increased insulation also means that you need to turn on the heat far less often during the winter months. During the hot summer months, the cooler house means you do not need to use the air conditioner very often. This translates to much lower energy consumption and bills.
5. Increased Property Value
As you can see installing double glazing makes your house better and more comfortable to live in. This makes the house more attractive to potential buyers compared to a house with single glazed windows. If you find you ever need to sell your house then you can be assured of getting a better deal than you would have with single glazing
6. Reduced Interior damage
As you may have noticed, your belongings especially those close to windows and doors are affected by sunlight. The UV rays in sunlight slowly cause damage to your furniture, decor and even carpets. Double glazing provides reduces the amount of UV radiation that gets into the house. The insulation provided by double glazing ensures that your interior decor and furniture will not experience as much damage from the great temperature fluctuations. You can increase the level of protection from UV light by adding a UV window film.
7. It is Eco-friendly
The last century has seen an incredible growth and development on the planet. This development has largely been fuelled by fossil fuels and their effect on the environment has been profound. It is very important that we find ways to reduce our impact on the environment. Double glazing reduces energy consumption and is therefore way better for the environment.
8. Little Condensation
Do you sometimes look at your window and see water droplets? Those droplets appear because the windows are cooler than the air inside the house. This causes the moisture on the window panes to condense. The temperature of the interior window pane is closer to the air temperature inside the house, therefore, avoiding condensation. While it may not look all that serious, condensation has far-reaching consequences. The water droplets can lead to mould, mildew which can cause health problems. The humidity can also cause the wooden window frames to rot. The reduced levels of condensation help avoid the costly maintenance and repairs caused by water damage.
9. Easy Maintenance
Many people assume that double glazing leads to difficulties with cleaning and maintaining your windows. However, this is just a misconception. Ensure that you clean the windows on a regular basis as the buildup of dust can cause discolouration. Wipe off the condensation to avoid rotting of the window frames and avoid abrasive means of cleaning. Do this and you can be sure that your double glazed windows will serve you for a long time. Today manufacturers equip their products with easy clean technology which not only makes it easy to clean but also breaks down dirt. This way you can always be proud of your clean and shiny windows.
Double glazing has a great way of increasing the curb appeal of your house. Today all architectural profiles can be fitted with double glazing without compromising on the original look and feel of the house. By employing the services of an experienced and qualified contractor to install your double glazing, you can be sure of a great look.
As you can see the benefits of double glazing are immense. Not only does your house get great insulation making it cosy all year round but you get better sound insulation, security and reduced damage from UV rays and heat. At the same time, you can rest easy in the knowledge that you are reducing your carbon footprint and therefore contributing to worldwide environment conservation efforts. While it may be a bit expensive compared to single glazing, it pays for itself in terms of the reduced energy bills and the value it increases to your house. Contact us today for high-quality a service and the best prices.
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