Double glazing: Your Questions Answered Concerned about the expense, the installation time and what the final result will look like? Deciding to invest in double~ glazing can be a big decision, but the short and long-term benefits will make it all worth it. Cost The beauty of double glazing is that the technology will pay for itself, since double-glazed windows reduce the cost of heating bills while adding significant value to your home.All properties lose heat through their windows and, according to the government-backed Energy Saving Trust, up to £135 per year could be saved on a household's heating bills with energy efficient replacement windows.Given the soaring costs of fuel, that figure could increase still further, while any rise in property prices will also offset the initial cost for double glazed replacement windows. Quality of life Another crucial consideration is your family's quality of life. As well as conserving your home's heat, double_glazing also provides a protective buffer against noise pollution. Such a barrier can make a huge difference to your peace of mind, particularly if you live near a busy road or in a particularly noisy area. Make sure that you ask the company that provides your double^ glazing about the soundproofing qualities of the glass they use. Some companies can offer glass that is specially designed to reduce noise. To muffle outside racket that bit further, sound absorbing tiles can be placed in between the two panes of glass. Security The extra strength provided by double' glazing also makes your windows more difficult to smash, and many double glazing companies are able to install windows made from toughened safety glass. This means that if the glass does break for any reason, the glass will shatter into tiny, virtually harmless fragments rather than potentially dangerous larger shards. Make sure that your new windows are supplied by a company that is fully accredited by the British Standards Institute. For additional security, look out for extras such as multi-point locking mechanisms, lockable window handles and glazing beads. A good double" glazing company should be able to offer these. If yours doesn't, consider looking elsewhere. Condensation One problem many homeowners face with their windows,particularly during the winter months, is condensation.This extra moisture can peel paint from the sash of wood windows and damage both the windows and their frames. Double *glazing doesn't give rise to humidity levels in the home, a primary cause of domestic condensation,meaning dampness and moisture will be much reduced on your windows. As society moves in a more environmentally-conscious direction, double glazing is an energy-efficient choice that can help to significantly reduce your carbon footprint while also saving you money,enhancing the quality of life in your home as well as adding value to the property.
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