In this day and age we all want to save up on the energy bills as much as possible. Whether it would be as little as turning your heating off everytime you leave the house or as full proof as increasing the thermal efficiency of your house. A great place to start is with double glazing your windows. Let’s first understand what double glazing is. 

What is double glazing? 

Double glazed units are two glass window panes separated by some space which helps minimise the heat transfer outside the building and keep the indoors warm for a longer period of time with minimal heating. 

Benefits of double glazing 

Double glazed windows and doors aren’t only proven to reduce energy bills but they also block out noise. They are better for the environment, require minimal maintenance and can add great value to your property too. Here are few glazing benefits you need to know before you make your decision 

1) Energy efficient

The best thing about a double glazed window is that they heat up your home excessively by using central heating or storage heaters. With the current climate change crisis it is very helpful to have double glazed windows as they will inadvertently be eco-friendly, as they will help you reduce energy usage and hence energy bills substantially after having them fitted. Similarly double glazed windows are very effective in summer as they reduce heat by keeping it outside and help your room to stay cooler for a longer period of time. 

2) Boots property value 

Everyone in the market who is looking to buy a property are searching for well insulated houses. Hence, having double glazed windows fitted to your property can increase its value significantly. It not only makes the house more comfortable to live in but will also give you a leading edge in attracting potential buyers. 

3) Thermal Insulation 

Double glazed windows in snow

One of the biggest and most widely known benefits of double glazing windows is thermal insulation. It is amazing and effective in all weathers as they reduce the amount of heat transfer from one side to the other. In winters your home will be much warmer as it will stop the heat escaping from inside and in summer it will be much cooler as it will stop the heat outside from transferring into the building. The additional pane of glass in double glazed windows act as a better barrier between the indoor and outdoor temperature. 

They are one of the most affordable and effective options and the best way to regulate the temperature in your home.

4) Noise reduction 

Double glazed windows noise reduction

Single glazing not only lets the cold in but they allow the external noise to come in as well. From the traffic noises to dogs barking to people walking from outside your window is not fun when you are trying to get some rest. 

As most of us are still working from home, we sometimes need a quiet space to do the most important things. Double glazed windows are extremely beneficial if you live in a noisy area or just want some peace and quiet, as these windows are known for noise reduction. On the other hand, if you want to play loud music, as we all do sometimes, you can do it without any guilt of disturbing your neighbours as they reduce the amount of sound getting out! 

5) Easy maintenance

Double glazed window closeup

Double glazing can be extremely easy to maintain. From as little as cleaning to maintaining the valve of your property over time, double glazing is the best and easiest option. Like any other window all you need is a sponge and soapy water to clean them and you will be left with gorgeous mirror like squeaky clean double glazed windows. The design of any double glazed window is made to last for years, giving you full peace of mind about not having to worry about them for a very long time. 

6) Security 

Single glazed windows are composed of only one pane of glass and hence can be extremely easy to break or smash. However, double glazed windows have an unbreakable protective shell as they have two glass panes and thus are harder to break. By installing double glazing you can avoid the unexpected and put your mind at ease knowing your home is well protected.

7) Reduces condensation 

Condensation is caused by water vapours when the temperature drops. The air builds up on surfaces that are at a lower temperature and can form water droplets on the glass of your window which can cause your house to dampen and mould. This is not only unattractive to eyes but can lead to problems in the foundation of the building and even serious health issues over time. Condensation can make the indoor temperature drop, leading to a much colder room. 

Double glazed windows reduce condensation as they have an airtight seal between the two window panes. As a result you would not have to worry about mould at all.

8) Aesthetically pleasing 

Double glazed timber windows and doors

Double glazing windows are extremely versatile. Doesn’t matter whether your home is traditional or modern, double glazed windows can fit any architectural aesthetic. The thickness of the window also gives it a heavy and luxurious touch. 

Double glazing is not only pleasing on the eyes but clearly has some unbeatable benefits. From saving on energy bills to avoiding mould on your home, double glazed windows can transform your living into something comfortable, peaceful and safe. If you are thinking of installing double glazed windows in your new home, get in touch with us to book your free consultation and we can help you achieve what’s in your mind.

Author: Amol

Amol is an architectural designer and has worked on hundreds of residential projects in London since 2008.Having done his M.Arch from the Glasgow School of Arts he gained valuable experience in London working in the construction industry managing high-end residential projects, before founding Good Design and Build in 2015.You will meet him for initial consultation and work closely with him during all stages of your project