Benefits of Double Glazing for Your Home
The windows of your home are a barrier between your interior space and the world outside. If you have underperforming windows, your home will struggle to maintain a comfortable temperature throughout the year. Unlike single glazing, double glazed windows are made up of two glass panes, with an insulated gas inserted into the space in between. Upgrading single glazed windows to double glazing will benefit your home in many different ways.
Properties with single glazing or outdated double glazed windows often have difficulty retaining heat or staying cool in the summer. When heat is lost by escaping through poorly insulated windows, homeowners will rely on their central heating more often to stay warm. Double glazing provides effective heat transfer throughout the different seasons of the year. For example, during the winter months, double glazing ensures warm air stays trapped inside and keeps your home at a comfortable temperature. The opposite is true for those hot summer days when it is warm outside double glazing prevents hot air from seeping through into your home, which can create an uncomfortable ‘greenhouse effect’.
Reduced Energy Bills
As double glazing provides improved insulation, homeowners will have less need to rely on central heating on colder days. While double glazing won’t completely eliminate your need for central heating, it can reduce it enough to make a noticeable difference to your energy bills. By reducing your home’s energy usage, homeowners can save on their heating bills and have more money to spend on the things they want and enjoy.
Enhanced Home Security
Single glazing is easy to break, a poorly aimed football can easily smash through these outdated windows. Homes with single glazing can be more vulnerable to intruders and potential break ins. In comparison, contemporary double glazing can enhance your home’s security due to stronger glass and the inclusion of advanced safety measures along the frames. Modern double glazed windows also include secure locking systems, and the robust frames are almost impossible to force open. By upgrading to double glazing, homeowners can enjoy total peace of mind that their family and belongings are well protected inside.
Effective Noise Reduction
If you live on a ground floor property or on a busy street, you probably know just how irritating outside noises can be when you are trying to relax or work at home. Single glazing is unable to block out noise successfully, but high spec double glazing can work as an effective soundproof barrier between your home and the street or road outside.
Built To Last
Double glazed windows can last between 15 and 35 years. The more technologically advanced the windows, the longer they are likely to last. At Exclusive Glazing, the windows we install have been built with the latest glazing technology to ensure maximum durability and longevity. Whether you opt for uPVC or aluminium frames, you can be confident that your new windows have been built to last and won’t need replacing for many years to come. Unlike old timber window frames, the frames we use for our double glazing will not experience weather damage and are easy to care for, due to the low maintenance materials they are made from.
Increased Property Value
If you are considering selling your home in the future, upgrading old single glazed windows to double glazing is an effective way to boost your property’s value. Potential buyers are drawn to homes with double glazing as they want the added home security and energy efficiency that is provided by these contemporary windows. Not only do double glazed windows provide impressive thermal performance and home protection, they improve the appearance of your property too. Unless they are looking to buy a ‘fixer upper’, future homeowners often prefer low maintenance windows to old and damaged frames, as they will not need to spend a lot of time and money repairing them.
Enjoy The Many Benefits of Double Glazing With Exclusive Glazing!
Exclusive Glazing is a family-run home improvements business, installing double glazed products in Kent, the South East and surrounding areas. We have over 40 years of experience in this industry and have built up a positive reputation with our customers over this time. We offer a wide range of high spec double glazed window designs and also install energy efficient conservatories, orangeries, home extensions and roof systems.
If you want to experience the many benefits of double glazing, get in touch with our team today. You can contact us by calling 0800 999 5200 or by filling in our online contact form. Enjoy improved home security, increased insulation, cheaper energy bills and more when you upgrade your double glazing with Exclusive Glazing.