If you’re thinking about Double Glazing, the chances are that you’re not going to simply install it throughout your home in one go. You can either have it installed gradually, or you can opt to be selective about which parts of the house and which rooms you focus on.
Firstly it’s useful to know how Double Glazing works. It’s basically two sheets of glass that have a gap in between – usually around 16mm thick. This helps to create an insulating barrier, which keeps in heat during the Winter. Triple Glazing is also available – this has three sheets of glass.
Some of the benefits of Double Glazing include:
- Energy efficiency – reduction in heat loss in the home
- Reduction of Noise Pollution – more peace and quiet
- Less Condensation
Which Rooms are Most Important?
Obviously Double Glazing works most efficiently if it’s installed throughout the home. However, if you are unable to do this, there are key rooms that you should focus on first.
- Double Glazing in the Kitchen:
Probably the most used room in the majority of homes, kitchens have become a place where people gather and spend a huge amount of time – even when no cooking is involved. So why not keep this room as comfortable and energy efficient as possible?
Putting Double Glazing in your kitchen will keep it cool in Summer and warm in Winter making it comfortable for everyone, whatever the weather outside.
- Double Glazing in the Bathroom:
During Winter, you really don’t want a cold bathroom – so Double Glazing can be crucial to keep things warm and stop warm air escaping or draughts coming in.
The other key advantage of having Double Glazing in your bathroom is that it can reduce condensation, which also helps to stop the build up of mould.
Both of these issues can lead to secondary problems such as dampness and damage to walls and frames so you can see Double Glazing as a financial investment to avoid longer term issues developing.
Double Glazing in Other Parts of the Home
- Doors: by having doors with Double Glazing you’ll enjoy a more comfortable home with heat and warmth kept in and draughts and cold air shut out when you want it to be.
- Conservatories: these spaces are often extremely thermally inefficient and Double Glazing can help to reduce the amount of heat that escapes from them.
- Front of House: by using Double Glazing on rooms at the front of your home, you’ll enjoy peace and quiet as you’ll notice the reduction in noise carried in from the street outside. This can seriously affect your sleep and could be especially useful if you have young children taking naps or sleeping early in the evening.
Contact us today to discuss how Double Glazing could enhance the comfort of your home, or pop into our showroom to view our display of quality Double Glazing products.