What Are the Pros and Cons of Double Glazing In Leicester
In this article Carrington Windows look at the pro’s and cons of Double Glazing in Leicester. As we all know when you are looking at new windows you will almost certainly become bombarded with information telling you to use double glazing and PVC window frames. However, it is important that you know what the pros and cons are of double glazing before you buy. While Double Glazing Leicester type of window is ideal for most homes you have to consider if it is right for you.
The Pros of Double Glazing In Leicester
The first advantage that you find with double glazing is that they are energy efficient. This is due to the fact that double glazing is air tight and creates a layer of insulation. When you heat your home, there is less chance of the heat escaping through the windows when you have double glazing.
Condensation is also limited with double glazing. The air between the two panes of glass will create a barrier for moisture. This barrier stops moisture from building when there is cold weather. The air between the glass panes also acts as a sound barrier muting sounds from outside.
Outside noise can be a big factor in choosing new Double Glazing Leicester and the glass that you use can reduce the noise levels.
Safety is another advantage to double glazing because they are harder to break. There are also tighter seals on these windows making it harder to force the windows open from the outside. The damage done to your furnishings from the sun will also be reduced by double glazing.
Adding double glazed windows will improve your home energy rating and increase the value of your home, many people see the inclusion of double glazing as an investment that reduces energy bills and increases the home valuation.
Finally UPVc frames for your Double glazed windows will not need the maintenance that you may use on wooden frames as UPVc frames will not require painting each year, only washing / wiping down to remove debris.
The Cons of Double Glazing In Leicester
Many people do not consider that there are actually disadvantages when dealing with double glazing. The primary issue with these windows is that they cannot be repaired. If there are any issues with the seal there will be condensation between the panes, but once the windows are sealed they cannot be repaired. If there are any problems with the windows they will have to be completely replaced which could increase the overall costs of the windows.
Another problem is that the windows do trap heat which is fine for the winter months. However, during the summer months this can be a problem as the rooms become stuffy with all of the heat the house retains. It is possible to tint the windows to block the heat in the summer, but this is an extra cost.
Double glazing is not cheap, good quality windows are an investment, to see how much your new windows may cost you can visit the Carrington Windows free online double glazing prices page
The last disadvantage of double glazing is that in some instances the PVC frames for your Double glazed windows do not always work very well with older decorative glass. This is due to the modern style of the windows which is thicker (as it consists or 2 panels and a gap) and it may not suit the overall decor of some older home. If you do decide to replace windows in your older home with double glazed windows you could create a mismatched custom made windows from most specialist installers.
Overall Qualities of Double Glazed Windows
There are a number of pros and cons related to double glazing that you need to consider before you choose them for your home. While the benefits often outweigh the problems for people with older homes the look of the building could be seriously compromised. If you live in a warm climate you might also have a problem because double glazing locks in heat and this is a problem in the summer months. You should also be aware that these windows cannot be repaired and will have to be replaced if there are any problems with the seals.
About Carrington Windows, Leicester: We have a wealth of experience in installing home improvement solutions, energy efficient solutions, bifold doors, uPVC Windows, double glazing and triple glazing throughout Leicester & beyond, we are considered the local uPVC Windows and energy efficiency experts for quality window and glazing technology and we’re more than happy to answer your questions.
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