Why Choose Double-Glazed Windows?
Double Glazed Windows are a great way to improve the insulation in your home. This can help you save money on energy costs, especially in the wintertime.
They also provide good sound insulation so you can keep your home quieter. This is especially important if you live near busy roads.
Condensation usually occurs when warm air meets a more excellent surface, the moisture turns into water vapour which then clings to the glass. This is why double-glazed windows are so good at reducing condensation as the insulating layer of Argon gas between the two panes prevents heat from passing from one side to the other.
You might still see condensation on the outside of your windows though, especially when the weather is cold. This is caused when the warm air from your home or business contacts the exterior surface of the window.
However, if you get condensation between the panes of your double glazing it is a much bigger issue and indicates the seals are failing. This is not good as it can lead to mould and dampness, which can harm your health.
Double-glazed windows are a great form of insulation. The space between the two panes of glass and the air gap significantly reduces heat transfer – keeping your home cooler in summer and warmer in winter.
This reduced heat transfer also means you’ll use less electricity – saving you money on your energy bills.
As a bonus, the double-glazed windows also limit UV rays from entering your home which can discolour or damage furniture and other items.
This can save you the cost of replacing these items, as well as increasing your home’s resale value.
While double glazing is a great solution to reduce heat loss and save energy, it also helps reduce outside noises that can make your home noisy. This is because it makes it harder for sound waves to pass through the windows as they are forced to travel through two layers instead of one.
This is especially useful if you live close to a busy road or airport. Excessive environmental noise can cause a range of health problems including cardiovascular disease, sleep disturbance, tinnitus and higher blood pressure.
Float glass is the cheapest option but it doesn’t insulate noise very well. If you’re serious about reducing outside noise then we recommend upgrading to laminated or acoustic glass. These options have a different interlayer and thicker panes which are better for reducing low frequencies such as traffic and neighbour noise.
Home security is one of the most important aspects of any property**. People who have experienced a break-in will testify to the horrible feeling that comes with knowing they were vulnerable and their personal belongings were stolen.
Double glazing uses two panes of glass compared to single glass windows which makes them much more difficult to break. These can also be upgraded to heat-toughened safety glass that is up to 5 times stronger than normal** and laminated which offers even more intrusion resistance***.
The gaps between the double glazing are sealed with uPVC which also adds extra strength. This combined with multi-point locking systems makes it near impossible for burglars to remove the window. Our uPVC frames are also made to measure which means no weak points for a burglar to exploit.
Increased Property Value
Double-glazed windows offer improved security, helping to keep intruders out of your home. They are much thicker than single-pane windows and are harder to break through.
Expert research suggests that double glazing adds value to your home, whether you plan to sell or not. Potential buyers are increasingly conscious of the impact on the environment and want a well-insulated property that is not going to cost them an arm and a leg in energy bills.
New double-glazed windows meet the government’s energy efficiency laws and help to improve your home’s energy rating. In addition, double glazing will increase kerb appeal and give your home that stylish feel that everyone wants to need more information…