To the team at Ryan Double Glazing, it’s shocking that houses in NZ used to be routinely built with single pane glass – after all, windows are one of the biggest sources of heat loss in the house and our climate isn’t exactly tropical.
Double glazed windows are one of the best ways to enhance the quality and comfort of any home. And the good news is you don’t need a new home to reap the rewards; with retrofitting, older homes can benefit from double glazing, too. Here’s five reasons why you should get your existing windows double glazed.
1. You want a healthy, comfortable house
A healthy and comfortable home is one that holds onto heat in winter, keeps things cool in summer, and does it all without mould and moisture. But in Tauranga and Mount Maunganui, many of our older houses were not built with the climate in mind.
Even so, to have a healthy home, you don’t need to bowl it over and start anew – retrofitted double glazing can go a long way. Double glazed windows help stop air escaping into or out of your home, keeping it at a comfortable temperature year-round and working alongside insulation to minimise condensation.
2. Save money
Retrofitting your aluminium windows with double glazing is far cheaper than removing the entire thing and starting from scratch. Plus, you don’t need to pay for any builders, subcontractors, or council consents. It’s a simple and cost-effective process resulting in excellent quality windows.
3. Increase the value of your property
By upgrading your windows with double glazed glass, you’re not just saving money on the windows – you’re also adding value to your home. With their promise of warmer, dryer, quieter indoor spaces, double glazed windows are a huge asset to home buyers. If you’re ever planning to sell your home, retrofitting your windows is a no-brainer.
4. Improve your home’s sustainability
We’re all looking for ways to be more eco-friendly. And while your reusable coffee cup and shopping bags are great, retrofitting your windows can make a surprising dent in your carbon footprint. For one thing, retrofitting your windows is far less wasteful than completely replacing them. Plus, by improving your home’s thermal efficiency, your heating and cooling systems will run more efficiently, saving plenty of energy in the process.
5. You want your windows double glazed with minimal fuss
Unlike replacing your windows – a process that would see you moving out of your home and needing to apply for a consent – retrofitting is quick, painless, and simple. With Ryan Double Glazing, we usually only need a few weeks’ notice, and most jobs are done within one day! If you want a quality job done with little fuss, retrofitting ticks all the boxes.
If you’re ready to improve your Tauranga or Mount Maunganui home with retrofit double-glazed windows, get in touch with Ryan Double Glazing today.