Double glazing is a type of glazing that works on a very simple concept. If you have two panes of glass that are held together with an airtight frame they are going to have an air pocket between them. This pocket will work as insulation and will ensure that your home is protected from the elements outside. The two panes of glass will act as a barrier between the warmth of your home and the coolness of the outside world and this will help protect your home from the problem of heat loss that affects many householders.
If you are living in an older home then your home may not have been fitted with double glazing as standard and this is a fantastic way to save yourself some money on your gas and electricity bills for now and in the long term future. There are many benefits to having double glazing fitted and here I will detail some of them:
Your home will be warmer – Because your home is not loosing so much heat to the outside world this is going to ensure that your home is kept warmer, for longer, for minimal cost.
This is going to save you money – Obviously because you need to use less heating, due to the increased temperature in your home and reduced heat loss, you are going to be able to save money. This is an absolutely fantastic way to reduce your household costs and is one that is going to keep saving you money from the moment you have it installed.
Improve the value of your home – Having well fitted double glazing, that suits your property, is going to increase the value of your property and it may well be worth having double glazing fitted before selling your property just to increase the amount of people that will come and look at your home while it is on the market.
Reduce your carbon footprint – Because you are using less energy you will be using less CO2 and this, in turn, will help to lower your carbon footprint. This is fantastic for your pocket and for the World.
When looking at replacing the windows in your home always go for the highest rating that you can afford (on a scale from A-E with A being the most efficient) as this will help to save you more and more energy and will be worth the extra additional outlay. There are many different styles of window available and there should be something to suit all homes and most budgets.
Replacing your windows with double glazing is a fantastic way of saving yourself money and while the initial outlay may feel like a large expense you will be reaping the benefits from the first day that the work is complete and the difference, in warmth and in money saved, will be seen very fast.