As the chill sets in ahead of winter, many homeowners are investing in energy efficient measures to keep their homes warm in the colder months. Double glazing, loft insulation and draught stripping are three popular methods to keep the cold out.
And so far this year there’s been a rise in the amount of people installing double glazing, which is seen as a very efficient long-term solution for home insulation. With double glazing in place you’ll reduce your energy bills as heat is retained. This also means your carbon dioxide emissions will be reduced, so you’ll be helping the environment and your wallet.
With most double glazed units being fitted into uPVC frames, it gives your home an aesthetically pleasing appeal. uPVC is also extremely durable, with great weather resistance. This is proven by the fact companies use uPVC for conservatory construction.
Double glazing is two panes of glass separated by a spacer. This spacer is normally filled with an inert gas such as Argon, Xenon or Krypton. And not only does this set-up give your home extra energy efficiency, but there are a number of other benefits too.
Because the two panes can’t ‘feel’ each other’s temperature, moisture won’t settle on the glass so your condensation will be reduced.
With double glazing you’ll also have increased security as intruders would have to break through two panes rather than one. With the latest windows you’ll also receive the latest locking mechanisms too, such as the multipoint lock which makes your windows even more secure.
And if that’s not enough, with double glazing you’ll have less noise pollution from outside which will leave your home in peace and quiet. This advantage is great if you live near a busy main road.