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Double Glazed Windows
For many homeowners, installing new double-glazed windows means lower energy bills and a warmer home but is this true?
Installed as standard in modern homes, double glazing is seen as the quickest, most cost-effective way to an energy efficient home.
Not only does double glazing improve thermal efficiency, installing new windows will significantly improve aesthetics and security too.
What is Double Glazing?
Double glazed windows are built with two panes of glass that are separated by a layer of air or gas. This effectively keeps warm air in, helping your home to be well insulated and prevents cold spots and draughts.
The added layer of glazing will also help to keep external noise to a minimum. This is especially helpful if you happen to live within a heavily built up area or alongside a main road.
Does Double Glazing Really Make a Difference?
You are probably wondering whether installing double glazing will be worth the initial cost. As with all home improvements, the price can leave you wondering whether it’s necessary.
The cost of double glazing however, is not expensive as you might think and the benefits are many.
A More Comfortable Home
Old windows and single glazed windows allow cold air and draughts to circulate. No one likes to feel cold and uncomfortable in their own home. Most of a home’s heating can be lost through in efficient windows. Installing double glazed windows will help to reduce heat loss and cold spots.
Save On Energy
Designed to keep the maximum amount of heat in your home, double glazed energy efficient windows will help to keep energy bills to a minimum.
Double glazed windows are available with a choice of energy rated glass, with A rated windows being the most energy efficient.
Single pane glass tends to let in a lot of outdoor noise which certainly does not make for a quiet home. Those that live on busy streets or next to an airport will want to block out as much noise as possible.
Double glazed windows are designed to improve sound insulation, helping to block out exterior noise.
Single pane glass and old windows can become less effective over time and in the worst-case scenario, become a security risk.
Today’s double glazed windows come high security features, helping to protect your home from break-ins and intruders.
Installing new double glazed windows can greatly enhance your home’s security.
Double Glazing Reduces Condensation
Did you know that condensation only forms on surfaces cooler than the surrounding air? Double glazing can greatly reduce this by allowing the inner glass of the windows to retain heat.
It’s important to note that double glazing can only work efficiently when there is enough heat within a room. If a room is poorly heated, then double glazing will not be able to reduce heat that is lost through conduction.
Add Double Glazing Before You Sell
A house with double glazing will be more attractive to potential buyers. No one will want to buy a property if it is too cold or noisy.
Upgrading your windows will also enhance your home’s aesthetics, making your property look more modern. Double glazing will add significant appeal, making your home easier to sell.
Double Glazing & Energy Efficient Windows
All homes will lose heat through their windows and installing energy efficient double-glazing is the best way to tackle this problem, keeping your home warmer and quieter.
Energy efficient double glazing comes in a variety of window frame styles and materials.
Double Glazing Energy Ratings
The energy-rating system for a double-glazed window follows a similar pattern to appliance energy labels, with double glazing being rated between A++ (the most efficient) to E (the least energy efficient).
Building Regulations state that all new windows need to be at least C energy rated. Many double glazing companies claim to have energy efficient windows but before you buy into their claims, we recommend you shop around.
This way, you can best compare energy efficient windows and their prices.
When looking at energy ratings, you will also come across a ‘U-Value’. A U-Value measures how easily heat passes through something. The lower the U-Value, the better the window.
Will My Double Glazing Need Replacing?
Eventually, all windows and double glazing will get to a stage where they need to be replaced.
Many double glazed windows will come with a 10 year guarantee and are designed to last for many years. Factors that will affect whether your windows need replacing sooner include materials used, glazing and quality of installation.
Other signs to look out for include:
- Yellowing or cracking of the frame
- Visible damage to the seals
- Difficulty opening, closing or locking
If your windows show any signs of the above, then it is worth speaking to a double-glazing company to see what can or can’t be done.
Which Double Glazing?
Take some time to think about the style of windows you want fitted in your home, as well as their energy efficiency and security. Think about the exterior of your home and which window style would be in keeping with the aesthetics of your property.
For a period property, a modern window with an authentic timber appearance would help to maintain a traditional appearance.
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Frequently Asked Double Glazing Questions
Frequently Asked Double Glazing Questions
Do UPVC Windows Need Trickle Vents?
Trickle vents are not a requirement, however they do offer additional ventilation without the need for opening your windows so can be a valued add on.
How Long Will It Take To Install My Casement Window?
Because every job is different, it is best your talk to your double glazing installer who will be able to give you an exact timescale.
Are There Other UPVC Casement Window Styles?
Other UPVC casement window styles include the French casement window which is a more traditional take on the standard casement style.
Will I Have A Choice of Casement Window Locks?
A high security lock will be fitted as standard with your new casement window but your double glazing installer will also offer a choice of security upgrades.
What Are Flush Casement Windows?
Flush casement windows are where the unit sits flush to the frame, creating a super sleek look.
Are There Different UPVC Casement Window Sizes?
UPVC casement windows come in a wide range of sizes to suit your property. You can specify your casement window size in our window cost calculator to get a unique window price!
Can I Choose My Casement Window Handles?
Your double glazing installer will offer you a choice casement window handles and casement window hardware options so you can achieve the perfect look.
What is a Casement Window?
A casement window is attached to its frame by one or more hinges. A casement window is hinged at the side allowing them to open extremely wide. These windows can double up as emergency exits and are perfect for hard to reach places within the home, with many home owners installing these windows behind their kitchen sinks.
Where Can I Get A Tilt and Turn Windows Price?
You can get a tilt and turn windows price using our window cost calculator which will give you a free and unique quote within a matter of minutes.
How Does The Tilt and Turn Window Mechanism Work?
The tilt and turn window can be ‘tilted’ inwards due to its unique turning action which allows the window to be easily accessed from both inside and out. All it takes is a swift turn of the handle.
How Much Do French casement windows cost?
The cost of French casement windows will vary depending on installer but you can get an average casement windows cost using our free online quoting engine
How do UPVC Sash Windows Work?
UPVC vertical sliding sash windows are built to either slide vertically downwards or upwards. This opening function makes the UPVC sash window much easier to use compared to traditional wooden windows where the only choice is double hung and single hand.
Are UPVC Sash Windows Easy To Use?
UPVC sash windows are very easy to use. Their spiral balance mechanism allows for smooth operation so you can open and close your windows with ease. UPVC sash windows are also incredibly low maintenance and require very little cleaning.
Why Should I Choose a UPVC Sash Window?
UPVC sash windows are incredibly attractive and make a stunning addition to any property and are relatively low maintenance thank to their UPVC design. You can enjoy a traditional aesthetic for many years to come thanks to their long standing properties.
Replacement Sash Windows In A Conservation Area
If your home is a listed property or within a conservation area then you will need to seek planning permission.
Bay or Bow Window?
Simply put, it really depends! Bay windows offer often much welcome and useful extra storage space to the frontage of homes. On the other hand, bow windows provide a curved shape alternative in terms of look compared to bay windows. They are both beautiful options and can add much character and charm to the right property.
Can Bay Windows Look Modern?
Bay windows can easily be either modern or traditional depending on the combination of glass and / or coloured uPVC profiles now available. Subsequently, its easy for these windows to seamlessly blend in with contemporary or old properties.
What Makes Flush Sash Windows Different?
Flush sash casement windows are specifically designed to imitate the appearance of traditional wooden timber windows by appearing to have the same sashes that finish 'flush' with the outside face of the window.
Should I replace my old sash windows?
Sash windows are a key feature for many traditional period buildings. Sash windows were traditionally built using timber, which is fairly high maintenance and has a tendency toward rotting and warping. Over time, these windows can become draughty and insecure. uPVC sash windows are a great way to experience the benefits of modern double glazing, without sacrificing the aesthetic of your home. uPVC sash windows will not rot or warp and require little maintenance. They are also thermally efficient, which means that your home will not require as much heating.
How much does sash window restoration cost?
The cost of sash window restoration will depend on the survey result. Standard draught proofed sash windows (without sill replacement) usually starts at about £500 per window. The time taken will also depend on the survey result.
Can I install double glazing into my original sash windows?
This will depend upon what type of window you have. Replacing existing moving sashes with new, double glazed replicas might to be possible.
How much does it cost to replace a sash window?
The cost of replacing a sash window will depend on many factors including: style, size, material and glazing. A wooden sash window will cost significantly more than a uPVC sash window. A wooden sash window can cost up to £1000. Wooden windows are more expensive to manufacture so expect to pay that bit more. uPVC sash windows can be designed to mimic wood and are much cheaper in price. The starting price for a standard uPVC sash window is on average £525.