Whether you would like to improve your home security, or are trying to cut down your heating bill in the colder months, we have listed the top 5 benefits of upgrading to double glazing.
1. Reduction of Noise Pollution
By fitting secondary glazing, you will soon notice a difference in the level of noise pollution. This is because the second layer works with the first to cut down any exterior noise outside. This is ideal if you have moved into a property which is based in a particularly busy environment such as a city centre or near an airport.
2. Advanced Heat Retention
One of the main reasons people decide to upgrade to double glazing is due to the level of heat retention. You may find with double glazing that you don’t have to turn the heating on as much during the colder months. It was found that approximately 60% of heat loss in a domestic property occurs through single glazed windows. Therefore, by choosing secondary glazing, heating bills could drop substantially as it is not being lost.
3. Greater Home Security
Home security is another important aspect that is improved greatly from secondary glazing. This is because one of the main entry points for a burglar is often through a window, making single glazed panels considerably easier to break into. In addition to this, single glazed windows do not have their own locking system.
In terms of aesthetics, double glazing can really enhance the overall appearance of a property. This is due to the fact that unlike single glazing, double glazed windows and doors have a variety of choice in terms of the colours, patterns and designs that are available. This is largely due to the fact that there is a wider range in the different styles of frames that are available, including UPVC (unplasticised polyvinyl chloride), aluminium and wood.
5. Reduced Carbon Footprint
Using less energy will not only save you money heating your home, but it can reduce a negative impact on the environment too. By using less fuel, less carbon dioxide emissions are generated, in which leads to global warming.