The glass in your home has a far greater effect on you and your environment than you may think. It can truly make the difference between a home flooded with beautiful natural light and a dark space where you don’t want to be. It can help keep your home peaceful, safe and comfortable.
So why not take a little time to consider just how important the glass in your home really is? Realising the advantages of choosing the right glass for your home will allow you to enjoy your home at its best.
1. Let The Light In
Natural light is essential for health, productivity and a comfortable, beautiful home. It has been scientifically proven to increase feelings of happiness and well being. So, you’ll want to ensure that the glass you choose is the best possible to bring in the light to your home.
Go for a top performing glass to get the best quality natural light. Think about the size of the windows that you have and which ones you are going to be relying on for your key light sources. If you have many small windows, you could consider making a larger window in order to allow more light to come in and flood the room.
Using good quality glass will not only allow natural light in but it will also ensure that heat does not enter or escape unnecessarily – thus keeping your energy bills low and still allowing you to have large areas of glass in your home.
2. Keep The Heat In
Many people make the assumption that large windows or walls of glass in a home will make it feel cold. It’s true that some buildings using ordinary glass can lose over one third of their heat through windows in Winter, with the same issue happening in reverse during the hot summer months.
However, glass options are plentiful for those wanting the best of both worlds – natural light and a comfortable home. There are many energy efficient glass products now available which improve insulation and act more as a wall than a window when it comes to keeping heat in or out.
Choose the right type of glass and you’ll be in control of your home’s temperature, whatever the weather outside.
3. Enjoy Peace and Quiet
Do you live on a busy street? Or perhaps you have noisy neighbours or a newborn baby who you’re aware of crying and waking others? Don’t panic. There are numerous ways in which the right type of glass can help to level out acoustics in your home and help you achieve the peace and quiet you’ve dreamt of.
The standard window is generally 3mm glass and often this leaves a home prone to noise disruption from outside or surrounding homes. However there are numerous options now available which can reduce the transmission of sound by over 5 decibels. Acoustic performance glass is an excellent solution for many people looking to enjoy a quieter life whilst still enjoying the benefits of glass windows and doors.