The prospect of purchasing double glazed windows can be a daunting one; with their notoriously high prices it’s no wonder some many are left bewildered at the idea with the same question being presented by many; why double glazing? Rest assured, in this article we’ll express the top 5 benefits of double glazed windows and why we believe, they’re so valuable to you and your home.
Unlike the traditional window, double glazed windows wont allow heat to escape as easily. The airtight construction of double glazed windows creates thermal insulation. This reduces the flow of incoming and outgoing heat and, in the process, creates a more comfortable household temperature.
As a result of heat retention, less energy is used to heat up or cool down your home; resulting in lower energy bills. It’s estimated that after the installation of double glazed windows, an average home-owner will save £170, annually, on their energy bills. If you do some simple maths and times the annual saving by the number of years the windows last, the home-owner would have saved £3400 on energy bills.
Whether it’s your child playing a drum kit or you have been given the misfortune of living next to a main road, double glazed windows are the answer. Typically, models installed after 2002 have an added layer of insulation that keeps sound out by creating a barrier between the home and the environment outside which is great news for you home-owners who live near a main road.
Unfortunately for the common burglar, double glazed windows are tougher to break than the traditional window. Not only are they tougher to break, they’re sealed much tighter which makes them harder to force open.
Resale and Aesthetics
If you’re an individual who takes pride in their home, double glazed windows are for you. In the simplest of senses, they look nicer than the traditional windows. With an increase in aesthetic value to your home, this will be sure to increase the resale value. It’s a win win, really.