When the conversation comes around to double glazing there is one fact that everyone seems to agree on – that double glazing is beneficial to a home. If that is the case then how come not all homes have double glazed windows installed? In this article we attempt to answer some of the most frequently asked questions that homeowners have regarding these windows and regarding double glazing prices. We hope that by answering these questions that we will be able to help some homeowners make that decision that has been on their mind for some time as to whether or not to upgrade their windows. double glazing kent
Why would I want to change my windows?
If you have single glazing in your windows you may want to one of two things. You may wish to upgrade your glazing to double or even triple glazing, or you may decide to change the entire window unit. Double glazing has many benefits over single glazing, with the main advantage being that it will cut down your heating cost significantly over a period of time. So even though the initial cost of installing the windows can be high, over the lifespan of the windows you should save a considerable amount of money. There are other advantages to improving your glazing, including increased security and the reduction of noise pollution.
How do I know if it is worth my while to improve my window glazing?
This is a difficult question to answer without knowing how much you are paying for heating fuel or electricity. You will have to try to make comparisons between what you are paying and the proposed cost of the glazing. Talk to glazing manufacturers regarding the U-factor and the thermal capacity of various types of glazing and the increased thermal capacity that can be expected in your home by installing their particular type of glazing. Consider also the increased benefit of having windows that are more difficult to break through than your present single glazed windows. Do you live in an area that suffers from crime/ Is this an issue for you to consider? Do you maybe live in an area that suffers from noise pollution? These are all factors that are hard to quantify and put a price on, so you will have to make an individual calculation, keeping in mind the above factors, as to the possible benefit of double glazing to your home.