A nice pair o curtains covering your window probably won’t be enough to avoid the heat and energy t escape through the windows. In a report submitted by FENSA, a home can reduce bills considerably by installing double glazing or triple glazing windows.
Here are some of the benefits.
Double glazed windows last longer and also save more energy. Imagine that you save £170 a year in energy bills. That could mean that over a 20 year period you could be saving £3,400. You should take a long view and think about the installation of double glazed windows as an investment.
Part of the energy saving benefit explained above is due to the energy saving possible trough the installation of the double glass panels. When thinking replacing double glazing windows thing about investing in a casing or framework that keeps the heat inside.
Imagine living near a high traffic road. You’d want some protection against the noise from outside your home. the windows installed after 2002 are most probably labelled energy efficient which gives them an added insulation for noise reduction.
There are different materials available to customers installing double glazed units. Usually you think about uPVC when looking at buying a new set because it’s probably the cheapest and more efficient in an energy point of view. Think about how much maintenance it will require when choosing the material. Budget is also an important factor. uPVC is in fact a material requiring less maintenance than timber frames and it also is more waterproof. However, timber or wooden windows add more value to the property and is more suitable in a conservation area.