Does Double Glazing Really Make a Difference?
Posted on 4th June 2023 at 14:30
We get a lot of people in Hull, Beverley, East Yorkshire and the wider Humber region asking us if double glazing really does make an active difference. The short answer is yes, as double glazed windows bring multiple benefits to a home on a daily basis and throughout the year. Below are some of the positive effects that new windows will deliver from day one and for many years to come.
Double glazing improves energy efficiency by reducing heat transfer through your home’s windows. The insulating gap between the glass panes acts as a barrier, preventing heat from escaping during winter and reducing heat gain during summer. As a result, it plays a role in maintaining a more stable and comfortable indoor temperature, reducing the need for heating or cooling and potentially lowering energy bills by a fair amount.
The additional layer of glass and the trapped air or gas in double glazing also help in reducing noise transmission. The sound waves are absorbed and dampened as they pass through the multiple layers, making the interior of a building quieter. This can be particularly beneficial if you live in a noisy area or near a busy road, not to mention when people are mowing their grass or having garden parties.
Double glazing reduces condensation build-up on windows. The inner pane remains warmer, reducing the likelihood of moisture condensing on the glass surface. This helps to maintain clearer visibility and minimises the chances of mould or mildew growth, which can be a concern in single-glazed windows.
Security and safety
Double glazing provides an additional layer of security compared to single-glazed windows. The extra pane of glass makes it more difficult for potential intruders to break through, improving the security of your home. Additionally, in case of breakage, the double glazing is designed to shatter into smaller, less dangerous pieces, reducing the risk of injury from sharp glass shards.
Aesthetics and design
Though beauty is subjective, double glazing typically has a thicker profile than single glazing due to the extra glass pane, which many people find more attractive. If you’re getting completely new window frames, rather than just glass replacement, the end result will be much cleaner and fresher than the old frames. As well as making your home look better inside and out for your family to enjoy, new windows also add extra kerb appeal if you decide to sell the property in the future.
Ask us about double glazing
From glass replacement for individual windows that are cracked or misted up, to new double glazed windows for your entire home, conservatory and outbuildings, find out more by getting in touch with our friendly team using our contact form.
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