When it comes to fitting new windows there are lots of things to consider. One of the main debates is whether to choose single or double glazing. Although single glazing might work out cheaper to have fitted, in the long run it will end up costing you more. Homes can lose up to 25% of heat through the windows alone, but the double layer of glass prevents much of the heat escaping. That is only going to save you money on your electricity bills in the long run and means you are running a more environmentally friendly home, as you are wasting less heat and using less energy.
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What are the benefits of double glazed windows over single glazed?
Double glazing is designed to keep heat in your home
- Double glazed glass blocks out draughts and prevents heat from escaping. It is comprised of two layers of glass sealed together and the trapped air between the two panes acts as insulation.
- Double glazing insulation is measured in U-Value, which is the rate of transfer of heat through a surface. The Specialist in Traditional Sash Windows, one of the leading double glazing companies in the UK, offers double glazing that has a U-Value of 1.6 which has been tested and certified as being ideal for preventing heat and energy loss from a home.
Double glazing is much more secure
- Another benefit of double glazing is the safety aspect, particularly in a family home. Standard single glass windows contain only one single glass sheet, so if one of the kids runs into the patio door, the glass might well break into long and potentially dangerous shards. Double glazing is much harder to break, which will give you added security, as intruders find the two panes much harder to overcome. For more information on how to help ensure your home is safe and secure, read our article on 6 Ways Updating Your Windows Will Make Your Home More Secure.
Double glazing helps reduce noise
- If you live on a busy street or in built up residential area, chances are it is very noisy outside. Keep the noise at bay with double glazing, which has been proven to reduce outside interference through blocking sound in much the same way the extra insulation blocks heat loss.
Double glazing is much more compliant with building regulations
- Building regulations now state that all new build houses must be fitted with double glazing, instead of single glazed windows. These ‘thermal performance standards’ came into effect in April 2002, as part of a move to prevent household energy inefficiencies.
Retain the period look of your property
- If you live in a period property with the original box sash windows still in place, you may never have considered fitting double glazing, out of fear of having to update to more ‘modern’ window designs. But it is possible to have double glazed windows and still retain the look of the property.
- The Specialist in Traditional Sash Windows specialises in building and designing box sash windows with double glazing that are completely in-keeping with the original features of your house. We guarantee that you don’t have to sacrifice energy efficiency for the sake of maintaining the traditional aesthetic of your home.
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