No doubt this is a question that most people have asked themselves when going through the new build process or even when renovating. Well, what advantages do double glazed windows have?
1. They help you save on energy bills
Double glazed windows use two panes of glass instead of one and therefore significantly reduces the amount of heat or cold that enters your home. As a result of this, you are likely to use your heating and cooling a lot less than if you went with a standard window.
2. They reduce fading
When your furniture and other household items are exposed to too much heat, they will eventually fade. Having double glazed windows reduces that heat, which then reduces the likelihood that your beloved couch will fade.
3. They are better for security
Single pane windows can be easy to break and enter a home, with double glazing it’s a lot tougher to break and therefore can discourage a would-be burglar from choosing your house to break in to.
4. They reduce noise
As block sizes become smaller and smaller, our homes are getting much closer than they were 30 years ago. Choosing to use double glazed windows can help you reduce both noises from neighbours and also from traffic. You just never know when your next-door neighbour will buy a new puppy that barks all night!
5. They increase your property value
One thing you tend to notice in real estate write-ups is that a property has double glazed windows. Potential buyers see that a positive due to all of the advantages mentioned above. If you have two mirror-image properties and one of them has double glazed windows, of course, that property sells at a higher price.