Most new homes are built with double-glazed windows and contractors typically recommend double-glazed windows to clients looking to replace their windows. While double-glazed windows are costlier than single-glazed windows, the long-term savings make double-glazed windows the more cost-efficient option and better investment.
Reduce Utility Bills
Double-glazed windows keep your house warm in the winter by reducing the amount of heat being let out through the windows. Double-glazed windows keep your house warm and your energy bills low because your heater doesn’t have to work as hard to keep the space warm. Even on hot days, double-glazed windows keep the heat outside, keeping the air inside the house cool. Apart from saving money by not letting air escape outside, double-glazed windows add an element of comfort as windows stay at room temperature, as opposed to single-glazed windows that are cold to the touch in the winter and scalding hot on warm days. If you are located in somewhere with cold weather most of the year, the investment of double-glazed windows will pay off even quicker. Double glazing in West Yorkshire, where the weather is much colder than Spain, for instance, is important.
- Keep the outdoors out of the house; double-glazed windows reduce the amount of noise from outside coming into your house.
- Increase the value of your home; double-glazed windows are more desirable to home buyers. Replacing your single-glazed windows is a smart investment to increase the value of your home.
- Keep your house safe; it’s much more difficult to break a double-glazed window than it is to break a single-glazed window.
If at least one of these advantages of a double-glazed window appeals to you, it is well worth it to look into installing double-glazed windows if you haven’t done so already.