If your home is not yet converted to double glazing, you would certainly be in the minority, and if this is the case, there are indeed many reasons why you should replace your windows and doors, which we will examine in this article.
- Energy Conservation – This is without doubt the biggest benefits that comes from double glazing, with many Australian homeowners claiming they save up to 40% on their annual energy bills; indeed, this is just one of the many advantages of UPVC windows and doors and with so many styles to choose from, you can transform your property. The amount of heat transfer that occurs through a single pane of glass is staggering, and nearly 75% of your exterior surfaces are glazed, which makes for a lot of heat transfer. Your cool air will be quickly replaced by the warm air from outside, causing your compressor to kick in to maintain the desired temperature, and many homeowners instantly notice that their a/c isn’t having to work very hard when UPVC windows are installed. The technical side shows you how effective double glazing is; with sealed units that contain argon gas and are hermetically sealed, which greatly reduces the amount of heat transferred between the two panes of glass.
- Sound Insulation – This can be great if you live in a residential area and would like to nap in the afternoons, simply close all the windows and silence prevails! Night shift workers really do get the benefit from double glazing, which allows them to sleep uninterrupted for as long as they need. No more dogs barking or the sound of the neighbour’s strimmer, and you will instantly notice the change when the job is completed.
- Home Security – The best possible deterrent to the opportunist burglar is UPVC double glazing; they all know that it is impossible to gain entry, especially with automatic locking and toughened safety glass, besides, there are plenty of homes with no protection. It is indeed a nice feeling to be on your yearly foreign holiday and know that your home is secure, and when you have UPVC double glazed units fitted, that’s what you have.
- Sound Long-Term Investment – Aside from all the other benefits, your UPVC windows will see a considerable rise in the value of your property, and as time goes by, this will slowly appreciate. Imagine the cost of replacing your windows 15 or even 20 years from now, and your units will still be as good as new, so anytime you decide to sell up and move on, you will see a return on your window investment. With the rising cost of living, making the investment now is a wise move, especially if your windows are made from wood, which will eventually have to be replaced.
If you would like a quote to replace your windows with double glazed UPVC units, an online search will put you in touch with a local supplier, and before long, you too, can be enjoying the many advantages that come with energy efficient windows.