Homeowners often look to update their home rather than move house, yet many focus only on interior design and neglect to consider how the exterior can improve the look, and also increase the value. There is, of course, a lot to be said for redecorating rooms, fitting a new kitchen, investing in better furniture and so on. But there is also a lot to be said for new windows and doors, especially high quality, double-glazed products that are expertly made and fitted.
Double-glazed windows from SafestyleÂ can transform your home and make a massive difference to many areas. Here we take a look at some of the key advantages and benefits of double glazing to see why so many homeowners are upgrading their windows.
Single-glazed windows are not very efficient at keeping the cold air out and heat in. They leak warmth, especially if they are old and the seals are starting to wear.
Double-glazed windows are incredibly efficient and do a great job of keeping in the warmth that you create through your central heating. This means that you do not pay to heat air that is then lost through gaps and cracks in old windows, so your heating bills can become lower.
Double glazing also helps to keep out street noise, even on busy roads. The two panes of glass, plus the insulating air or gas in between, helps to soundproof your home so you won\’t be disturbed by whatever is going on outside.
New double-glazed windows can make a vast difference to the appearance of your home. If your current windows are beginning to look old and tired, particularly if they have wooden frames and are in desperate need of a lick of paint, you will be amazed at how much better the property will look with new windows.
Double glazing is available in all sorts of shapes, sizes, styles and finishes, so you can get new windows that match the period of your home and fit in with existing doors and windows.
Double-glazed windows are incredibly secure and go a long way towards keeping out intruders. Look for high quality handles and locks and toughened glass that are very difficult to break.
Double-glazed windows are very easy to maintain. In fact, they do not require much maintenance at all. Whether uPVC or timber frames, modern windows are finished to excellent standards and need just a wipe down every now and then to keep them looking great. Reputable manufacturers and fitters should also offer a guarantee on materials and lifespan for your peace of mind.
Value for money
The investment you make into new double-glazed windows is almost certain to pay off when the time comes to sell your home. Buyers expect double glazing as standard these days, and high quality, efficient windows can add value to your property.
Many homeowners find that all these advantages also result in them enjoying their home more. It is surprising how much difference double glazing can make to how warm and secure you feel in your property.