Building a home or office is expensive and there are some areas where costs can be minimised, and others where it’s worth investing in. When it comes to your windows, you may be wondering if double glazing is worth it. The short answer is yes -while it’s an upfront investment, you’ll reap long term benefits. Read on and find out.
Balance heat flow in your home
The main reasons people opt for double glazing is to reduce noise and to make their space more energy efficient. Studies show that 40% of heat can be lost through windows in winters, and 80% of solar heat can come in through windows in summer. Even if you have a good heating and cooling system such as central heating or air conditioning, this heat flow is not ideal. Double glazing solves this problem by regulating heat flow in and out of windows.
Double glazing is energy efficient
By utilising double glazing you will see a reduction in your power usage and bills. It’s been scientifically proven to make a huge difference to a home's heat loss, reducing heat loss through the glass in winter by over 80%. When you’ve retained heat in your home through effective double glazing, you won’t need as much heating and it will stay warmer for longer, meaning you’ll use less power and see a reduction in your energy bills. Not only is this good for your bank balance, but it’s also good for the planet.
It saves you more than just money
Many of us can agree that long term savings are beneficial. Considering the environmental impact is no longer a luxury, but a necessity in today's world. Double glazed windows are environmentally friendly as they reduce the energy consumption of your home or space. Single glazed windows will have your cooling system on overdrive on warm days with 80% of heat being transferred inside. Even if you have your heating on in the winter, 40% of it will be going straight out through the glass. Reducing your energy usage is one of the best things we can do for our environment.
Air quality is maintained
It’s not often we sit around analysing the air quality in our homes, but we certainly do feel when something is off. Windows can become the cause of condensation and add to a dampening feel to your space. It might not sound like a big deal, but over time it can build and cause mildew and mould in your home, which is detrimental as not only can it damage your home, it can also damage your health. Double glazed windows reduce the likelihood of condensation considerably.
Increases the value of your property
When looking to purchase property, it’s common to check if windows are double glazed as many look for this as a necessity. The benefits are known, as the eco-friendly strength is a real drawcard for buyers. Double glazed windows and doors can also look more aesthetically pleasing which adds to the value of your home too.
Privacy and security are paramount
If reducing energy usage, costs and improving air quality and the value of your home isn’t enough of a reason to see the worth in double glazing, privacy and security are likely to. Can you really put a price on peace and security? Not only does double glazing reduce noise, providing you peace and privacy from noise exposure, but the glass panes themselves are also thicker and far more difficult to break.
Want to find out more if double glazing is worth it for you? Call the experts at Ryan Double Glazing today.