“How effective is double glazing,” is a question we are often asked. The short answer is very. Double glazing should be a top priority if you’re looking to save money on heating bills and reduce your carbon footprint. Double glazing can be taken for granted, but there are still many old-fashioned homes out there with single-glazed windows that could benefit from an upgrade.
Here at Chigwell Window Centre, we want our customers to have the full information and know what they’re investing in. So let’s briefly examine double glazing and why it’s so good.
For a long time, most windows consisted of a single pane of glass. Unfortunately, they came with lots of drawbacks. Single pane windows have low heat retention, so homes could become very cold, especially during the winter. Moisture in the air would condensate on the cold surface of the glass, and all that extra water could lead to damp in the surrounding walls. They were also fragile and gave little security.
Double-glazed windows do not have such problems. They consist of two panes of glass, with a gap between them filled with inert gas. They are far more efficient at retaining heat and reducing noise, as well as being stronger and harder to break. Double-glazed windows mean a quieter, warmer, and more secure home, not to mention a healthier bank account.
All of our windows have an A+ rating for thermal efficiency, so you can potentially save a lot of money on your heating bills. They can reduce heat loss by as much as 30% and save up to £145 per year in a semi-detached house. There’s also research that suggests double glazing can increase your home’s value by as much as 10%. New buyers won’t want to upgrade the windows themselves, so a house with double glazing will be far more appealing than one without. They are durable and can last up to 25 years, so you won’t be paying to replace them for a long time.
Money aside, there’s also the comfort they provide. You’re less likely to wake up shivering on a cold December morning, while the reduced condensation means fewer health risks from things like mould.
Chigwell Window Centre is proud to offer double glazing as one of our signature products. We manufacture all our double glazing in-house and always ensure they are of the highest standard.
So, if you’re looking to reduce your heating costs, cut down on dampness, and make your home safer, Chigwell Window Centre has the right glass for you. Please use our free pricing tool to get a quick quote today! And if you have any specific questions about our double glazing products, please contact us through our online enquiry form. Our dedicated experts will get back to you quickly. We also have a phone service you can call on 0203 667 9707.
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