If you’re interested in double glazed home improvements for your home, you may be wondering what advantages and benefits double glazing offers over standard glazing. In this blog post, we’ll be explaining how double glazing works in addition to why you should have it for your windows and doors.
What is double glazing? How does double glazing work?
Double glazing is made up of two panes of glass with a gap between them that is a layer of air. This air is normally a non-toxic gas like argon, which makes the layer between the panes of glass act as an insulating barrier between your property and the world outside. Without this layer, it’s substantially easier for heat to escape your home as there’s nothing stopping it. This also means that double glazing helps reduce draughts.
How long do double glazed windows last?
A double glazed window should have a lifespan of 25-30 years, and even longer if not exposed to any extreme weather conditions.
What does double glazing do?
Double glazing saves you money on your energy bills
A lot of our customers ask us the question “will getting double glazed windows or doors reduce my energy bills?”. Yes! Let’s tell you why.
According to the centre for sustainable energy, the average home loses around 10%(!) of its heat through windows and doors. That’s an astonishing percentage! But worry not, this is where double glazing can save that heat whilst saving you money too.
When your windows are more resistant to losing heat, it means you won’t need to rely so heavily on other methods of heating in the colder months such as a plug-in radiator. Ultimately this means that your double glazing will pay for itself over time in the money that you could be saving on your energy bills – especially as all our windows and doors can achieve an energy-saving A++ rating.
Double glazing can lead to a quieter home
Double glazing doesn’t just result in a warmer home, it also reduces the interruptions from outside. When your glass is thicker, thanks to having multiple panes, sound finds it harder to travel through, which can be a miracle to those who live in busier areas. No longer would you need to worry about noisy traffic or loud neighbours, as your double glazing will substantially reduce the impact these distractions have on your home life.
Double glazing can increase the value of your home
Another thing you should know is that according to expert research by estate agents, having double glazed windows will make your home more desirable to potential buyers as many see double glazing as a necessity. Homes today all have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) – A++ being the best and most energy-efficient and G being the worst – and the type of glazing directly affects the score.
Double glazing home improvements in Essex and Suffolk
If you’re based in Essex or Suffolk and you’re looking for double glazed home improvements such as windows, doors, and conservatories, then look no further than Halstead Glass. Book an appointment, get an online quote, or get in touch with us today!