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In the UK, double glazing is a requirement for all properties. These days, single glazing just isn’t good enough. What makes double glazing, though, so essential for your house? We wanted to share with you the advantages of double-glazed windows in this article and explain why they’re actually among the best investments you can make.

What is double glazing?

However, before we dive right into the piece, let’s quickly review what double glazing is. A window with double glazing has two glass panes that are only separated by an argon gas layer. This serves as an insulator and can significantly lower the amount of energy that escapes your house. Double glazing is stronger than single glazing because it has two or more panes of glass, and it has many advantages for your home.

Reduces energy usage

Double glazing, as previously stated, is the practice of separating two glass panes with a gas, such as argon. This is an excellent insulator that lowers your energy usage by keeping your home’s interior temperature constant regardless of the outside weather. Since there is little to no heat loss, many of our customers have found this to be extremely helpful in lowering their energy bills as energy consumption decreases. Furthermore, the environment may benefit from this decrease in energy use.

Reduces the problem of condensation

If your home has single-pane windows throughout, you are probably well-aware of the condensation issue. In older homes and those with single-pane windows throughout, condensation can pose a serious threat. A family’s health can suffer from a number of issues brought on by excessive condensation, including dampness, rot in wooden window frames, and mold growth.

No matter the weather, double glazing keeps your windows dry and clear all year long. It also gets rid of condensation! By maintaining a warmer interior glass pane, double glazing lessens the issue of condensation developing.

Reduces noise pollution

For homeowners who live in crowded places like city centers, close to busy roads, next to schools, and so forth, noise pollution is a common complaint. Numerous studies have demonstrated the wide range of detrimental effects noise pollution has on our health, stress levels, and quality of sleep. Investment in double glazed windows is highly beneficial because it can sometimes reduce noise pollution in your home by up to 60%.

Increase security of your home

For homeowners across the nation, security ranks among their top concerns, and rightfully so. Everyone wants to feel safe when they go to bed, knowing that their belongings and other family members are secure. Since it is very difficult to break double-glazed windows, double glazing is significantly more secure than single glazing. Additionally, you can add locks to your windows for additional security when it comes to the double-glazed windows.

Increases the resale value of your home

Double glazing is one of the best ways to add value to your home if you’re remodeling and making improvements so you can sell it for more than you paid for. Most prospective buyers prioritize double glazing, and having double glazing installed can significantly increase your property’s resale value. To preserve the quality of the glass, you should clean and polish your double-glazed windows on a regular basis. You should clean your windows at least twice or three times a year to maintain their energy efficiency and lengthen their lifespan. That being said, this might change based on the local pollution levels and weather.

Reduces the problem of interior fading

Many homeowners struggle with interior fading, which detracts from the vibrant colors of their carpets, wallpaper, furniture, and draperies. Many people suffer from UV damage, but installing double glazing can greatly lessen the amount of harmful UV rays that enter your home. You can have vibrant furniture in your house that doesn’t fade with time by just lowering the UV light penetration levels.

Claire Preece