A Guide To Energy-Efficient Windows
Your Guide To Energy-Efficient Windows
Windows and doors are both important components of our homes. They provide security and warmth, provide light, and prevent outside noise. It is important to consider what kind of glazing you should select before making any abrupt decisions.
Energy-efficiency and reducing your carbon footprint is an important factor to acknowledge, alongside the other essential functions a window should provide. Energy-efficient windows and doors will help to reduce your carbon footprint as well as your energy bills. Whether you decide to double or triple glazed, here are some of the benefits that can help towards becoming more economical and cost-effective…
A warm and comfortable home-installing energy-efficient windows and doors will prevent heat loss and reduce cold spots and draughts from occurring throughout the house, saving your home on average £120-£145 on energy bills per year.
More peace and quiet- making the decision to buy energy-efficient windows and doors will not only keep the heat in but will prevent noise from being heard inside.
Less condensation- Introducing energy-efficient windows and doors will also minimize the chance of condensation from building up, helping your windows and doors to stay and look cleaner. This kind of glazing is more aesthetically pleasing and has so many advantages over single glazing.
What To Consider
Installing energy-efficient windows and doors is normally a straightforward process. However, in some cases, you may require permission from your local planning office. This may be necessary if you happen to live in a listed building; a conservation area or if you have an article 4 direction on your property, which removes the right of permitted development.
If any of the above applies to you, and you are not able to install double glazing, you can consider achieving greater energy efficiency by purchasing secondary double glazing. The process consists of a secondary pane of glass being fitted on the inside of the existing window. Unfortunately, it will not be as effective as double glazing, but it will help keep noise out and keep the heat in.
If you are interested in looking into energy-efficient windows and doors and would like to find out more information on our services, please feel free to get in contact with our friendly and knowledgeable team by calling 01535 958 183. Alternatively, fill in an online enquiry form and we will be in touch.