Why Upgrade Your Windows to Double Glazing?
Double glazing is extremely popular these days. Whoever you speak to will claim that replacement double glazing is the best and the most affordable solution for your home improvements. Do you ever wonder when would be the best time to change your current windows? What is all the hype about double glazing? So, if you replace your windows to double glazing, will it really be a real game changer? Let’s find out together!
What is a Double Glazed Windows?
The term Double glazing comprises of two panels of glass in your windows to improve thermal insulation. It helps stop any heat lost through your windows and reduces the need for your central heating. By replacing your windows to A-rated glazing will save you on your energy costs. Not forgetting those health benefits and other practical advantages double glazing provides.
Best time to change your glazing
When it comes to double glazing, you would be surprised how many people actually ask themselves whether they should just stick with their current windows. Also, whether to invest their money elsewhere. However, replacing your windows will offer many advantages.
Double glazed windows have been used in the UK for many decades. There was a time when there were no alternatives. Fortunately, with so much new technology available it is expected that homeowners will want the latest solutions to reduce their energy bills. By Replacing your windows will also improve the heat retention of your property.
Save money and energy, but is it worth the cost?
Here at Peterborough Doors, we believe that it can be. We’ve seen our clients’ bills go down by as much as 50%. Even though you pay a bit more upfront, it is worth replacing your glazing as you will save money in the long run.
If you’re not sure if double glazed windows are right for your home, let us know! We’d be happy to come over and have a look at your windows and give you an estimate on what your bill savings might be.
Upgrading Your Double Glazing?
It is always worth upgrading your windows. This is because it can improve the performance of your home and reduce energy bills, as well as saving you money in the long term. In addition, it can protect against burglary and other break-ins, since it is difficult to break through two layers of glass without making a lot of noise.
If you are worried about the cost of replacing your current windows with new ones, but this should not be a concern. Peterborough Doors offers many affordable options designed to meet anyone’s budget. Peterborough Doors offer high quality products at affordable prices!
Double Glazing will make your home warmer
Replacement Double glazing has been shown to improve the energy efficiency of a home by as much as 25%. As heat lost through the glass is reduced, also the cold gap between the glass is replaced with warm insulating air, this will keep your home warmer. The more efficient your home is then the less you will rely on your heating system. Therefore, your utility bills will be reduced significantly.
But there are other benefits as well! Replacement windows will make your home quieter, help keep out damaging UV rays, and reduce drafts and condensation.
Energy efficient glass
Our A+ rated double glazing is far more advanced than a standard insulated glass unit. They work in a completely different way from standard double glazing. The inner pane of the window is made from a special low emissivity glass! Low emissivity glass is a type of insulating glass, which increases the energy efficiency of windows by reducing the transfer of heat or cold through the glass. That means in the winter your house stays warmer, and in the summer it stays cooler.
Warm Edge Bar
Warm spacer bars are made from fiber-glass rather than metal, as fiber-glass is a very poor conductor of heat or cold. The warm edge spacer will help keep your home warmer. This is due as none of the cold air from outside will be transferred through the spacer bar
The space between the 2 panes of glass (or cavity), is filled with dense argon gas. Argon is a slow gas, which is also a very poor conductor of heat or cold. Argon will not produce any moisture so will not cause any condensation.
Soft Low-E Coating
A+ rated double glazing includes a pane of soft-coated low-emissivity glass. This glass is designed to prevent heat escaping through the windows to the cold outdoors. When it comes to the summer months the glass works in reverse. This coated glass reflects the warm air away. This will therefore keep the home much cooler in the summer months.
Pros of Double Glazing?
✓ Replacement double glazing can be up to 90% more energy efficient than single glazing.
✓ A rated glass should save you money on your heating bills.
✓ Your home should remain warmer in the winter whilst cooler in the summer.
✓ New Double Glazed windows will improve your home’s EPC
✓ Add value to your home with replacement windows.
Cons of Double Glazing
✓Replacing your glazing will create mess and time consuming.
✓ All types of home improvements are costly!
✓ Quality of energy efficiency will also be based on the quality of insulation by double glazing company.
Only choose the best double-glazing company!
As you are aware by replacing your windows and doors for modern double glazed or triple glazed windows could be a huge investment into your home. Replacement windows is not cheap! Therefore, consideration should be made before firstly selecting which window and colour to choose for your home. Secondly, which double glazing fitters you will pick.
No matter how good your replacement windows are, only a good window fitter will finish your windows off nicely to give that warm, luxurious feeling. Not forgetting being installed correctly will give better thermal insulation, keeping your home warm through those winter months.
Always check and even read reviews about each window company. It would also be advisable to check with FENSA Approved Installers.
If you have any further questions or if you are looking for double glazing installers based in Peterborough, then don’t hesitate in contacting Peterborough Doors.