One of the main factors when it comes to renovating an older property is bringing it up to date with modern standards of comfort and efficiency. Very often an older building will be drafty and have poor heat retaining properties due to older insulation and building methods. A huge part of this is down to single glazed windows, which are regarded as one of the biggest contributors to inefficient housing today. Double Glazing East Kilbride and Leeds can help make homes warmer and more energy-efficient.
New Double Glazing East Kilbride Methods
Double Glazing works by trapping a thin screen of air in between two panes of glass. The outside facing glass temperature will be colder than the inside glass temperature. The air in the middle will act as a buffer and keep the room inside the glass window warmer than if the 2 panes of glass were sandwiched together. Ait is a poor conductor of heat, whereas glass is a relatively good conductor, so the air buffer between the two glass panels keeps the outside glass cool and the inside glass warm. Window companies like Replace Windows therefore pose a huge benefit to Leeds Empties as they can outfit older, unused properties with modern and efficient windows that increase the value of the property greatly.
Double Glazed Windows Aren’t Just Efficient
The benefits of double-glazed windows actually extend past just the heat efficiency benefits. Their design means that they can offer other improvements in a number of areas for properties in Leeds and the greater UK. The double panes of glass improve noise reduction by a dramatic amount, which is great for inner-city living in a city such as Leeds. This also works both ways, meaning your conversations stay more private and you don’t upset your neighbours.
Security Benefits with Double Glazing East Kilbride
Another big improvement over single glazed windows is the security aspects. Compared to single glazing, double glazed windows are considerably harder to break. This means that it makes it much harder for burglars to break into your home, and they will act as a deterrent. Double glazing East Kibride have experience in protecting homes through the use of modern glazing.
Increasing Property Value
As discussed, there are numerous benefits that double glazing has to a property. The heat benefits alone can make a huge difference in the value of the property, and renters and buyers see double glazing as a huge plus when it comes to a decision of where they are going to live. A further benefit that homeowners and renters really find valuable is the decrease in condensation build-up. Condensation appears because the windows are cooler than the air inside the home. With double glazing, as we have discussed, the inside pane of glass is warmer than the outside one, and it is closer to the inside air temperature so less condensation occurs. Condensation will almost always lead to mold and rotting of the window surrounds when the water droplets drip down onto the frames. The cost involved to replace the frames when they are rotten can be avoided in the future by installing double glazing. It also has the added benefit of having more efficient frames and surrounds that are less prone to damp and rotting.