Is Double Glazing Really Worth the Investment?

Posted By admin on Aug 12, 2015 |

Is Double Glazing Really Worth the Investment?

Did you know that as much as 18 percent of the heat lost from your home goes out the windows? Regardless of your home’s age or design, a dramatic impact to the overall efficiency of any home is to install double glazing.

When heat is lost out of your windows it can result in higher utility bills, higher emissions and a number of other unwanted effects, including higher levels of noise from outside and more condensation on the glass.

Why Choose Double Glazing?

A single glazed window is notorious for being insulated poorly and the single panel of glass can transfer cold quite easily which reduces the temperature in a home. This means more energy must be used in order to keep the space comfortable. Modern Double Glazing in Glasgow includes two glass panels installed in between the inner and outer frame. In most cases, the space between these two glass panels will be filled with Argon gas or some other type of nontoxic gas. This gas provides an additional insulator from noise and heat creating a barrier that is very effective.

Additional Benefits

Besides the benefits listed here, double glazing can also help to reduce the damp feeling in a home by minimising the amount of condensation produced. This is partly because the panel of glass inside the double glazed window unit stays at a temperature that is closer to the inside temperature of the home. This helps to reduce the potential for the internal air to reach the dew point and water being deposited on the glass.

It is important to note that double glazing can take quite a long period of time to pay back just through energy savings. This is why this instalment should be thought of as a long term investment. The double glazing installation will help to create a quieter and warmer environment that helps to create an improved quality of life all while increasing the aesthetic and resale value of the home. In many cases, this increased value can be as much as the initial investment you have made in the double glazed windows. Click here to get more details.

When you are considering new or replacement windows for your home, you should carefully consider all the benefits offered by double glazing. This offers a smart investment that will last your home for a long time.

If you are interested in getting Double Glazing Glasgow for your home, contact the Window Advice Centre today.