If you’re building a new home or looking at replacing windows, two terms you may have come across are double glazing and draught proofing. This article will quickly look into what these terms mean as well as the major benefits they hold.
So what is double glazing and draught proofing? Simply, double glazing is when 2 (or 3 in the case of triple glazing) glass window panes are separated by air or other gas. The result? Reduced heat transfer between the inside and the outside. Draught proofing refers to the sealing of gaps in windows, doors or any other area where exterior air can enter and interior air can escape. By double glazing and draught proofing sash windows, regular air temperature is achieved, meaning less work for air conditioners and heaters as well as reduced chill from constant airflow throughout the home.
Despite being such simple improvements, the real life benefits of draught proofing sash windows and double glazing all translate into enormous savings on energy bills – some researchers stating as much as a 25% decrease, just by draught proofing alone. And with a sash window being a relatively small expense to replace, the ongoing savings are reached sooner.
If you’re in interested in draught proofing sash windows or looking for sash windows prices, visit www.sashwindowspecialist.co.uk and enquire today.