5 Huge Benefits of Double-Glazed Sash Windows
Double-Glazed Sash Windows
Often, English weather can be unpredictable. One minute it is beautifully sunny and the next it is pouring with rain and dark clouds are looming over. The weather has never been able to make up its mind in this country and it is one of the things us English tend to complain about the most. It is because of our climate obsession that, here at Sash Windows London Ltd, we obsess about windows. Windows can offer you protection from the weather, if you choose the right kind.
That’s why we have written another article on Double-Glazed Sash Windows because we want you to be as informed as possible so that you can make the best decision for your home. The reason we have such a good reputation as a company is because we take all things into account such as location, budget and type of property to find the best solution tailored to you. If you are pondering over whether or not to get double glazing fitted, then read on and hopefully we will be able to inform you of the numerous benefits double glazing can have.
What We Offer at Sash Windows London Ltd
Here at Sash Windows, our double-glazed units are built to the highest possible standards using the best quality products. We always attempt to source our materials from sustainable sources so that your windows are always good for the environment. All our double-glazing windows are A-rated and are extremely energy efficient. Our workmanship comes with a 10-year-guarantee, as does our painting, glazing and hardware. Our customers come first and we always ensure that they get the absolute best product and service available.
What is double glazing?
The idea behind double glazing is simple. Two panes of glass are better than one. Double glazed windows consist of window panes that are separated by a space that can act as a vacuum and be filled with gas such as argon or krypton. This ensures better insulation and protection. Double glazing is highly efficient and is the most effective method to reduce heat loss in homes, which is why it is so popular in the UK.
1. Reduces Energy Usage
Double gazing is such a good insulator that some people have found it to dramatically reduce their energy bill, particularly during the winter. Because there is less need for heating systems when you have double glazing, you will be reducing your energy consumption, saving on those monthly power bills and helping the environment.
The pane spacers that we use at Sash Windows are used to separate the glass and contain very little metal. We have found these to be the most energy efficient and can really maximise the amount of heat inside your property.
2. Reduces Condensation
Condensation can be a real problem, particularly in older homes with single glazing. It can cause mould and commonly rots timber window frames, as well as causing damage to your family’s health. The longer you are exposed to air that is moisturised, the worse it can be for your health.
Double glazing works to fix this problem. It helps by reducing excessive condensation by keeping the inner pane of glass warmer, consequently reducing the formation of condensation.
3. Reduces Noise
Studies have shown that noise pollution has a wide range of negative effects on our health, including stress, sleep disturbance and even hypertension. By reducing noise pollution leaking into your home, you will have a much better quality of life. Double glazing can reduce outside noise by up to 60% making it a great investment. By choosing the right window for your specific needs, you can greatly reduce the noise pollution in your home.
4. Increases Security
Double glazing is far more secure than single glazing and it is much more difficult to break. By installing double glazing, you will increase your home security. It is far more difficult for intruders to break in through double glazed windows than it is for single glazed, particularly if you include laminated or toughened glass. You can also add locks to your windows for extra protection.
5. Enhances Resale Value
Double glazing is an excellent way to increase the resale value of your property. Any buyer wishing to purchase a house wants to ensure it is efficiently insulated. By installing double glazing, you are sure to benefit. New double glazed windows can add considerable value to your property. They are energy efficient, secure and require very little maintenance and yet they can have a lasting impact on your home.
We hope you have found this article informative and that it has equipped you with the necessary knowledge about double glazing. If you have any further questions, please get in touch with us as we would be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Francesca is the Managing Director of Sash Windows London Ltd, a family-owned and professionally managed window company providing a full range of sash window products throughout the UK. Passionate about providing high-quality, friendly, and reliable services. You can read Francesca’s full bio here.