The majority of property owners in London are looking for ways to cut down on their energy usage. Usually, this is because they want to lower their heating bills and/or reduce their carbon footprint and help the environment. While there are many ways to improve a property’s energy efficiency, one of the most popular is to replace single glazed windows and doors with double glazing. This is because in addition to improved insulation, London double glazing brings several other benefits at the same time. Here we explore the key features and benefits offered by UPVC windows London and UPVC doors London.
Why choose London Double Glazing?
Double glazed windows and doors include two panes of glass with a space between them. This space can be left empty to create an insulating vacuum, or it might be filled with a gas such as argon, which has insulating properties. It reduces the amount of heat that is transferred from your property to the outside air in winter and keeps heat outside in the summer.
Double glazing also provides better noise insulation so you won’t hear as much noise from traffic or people on the street outside, and you can keep noise from inside the home such as music or conversations within your property without disturbing those around you.
It is harder to break or force double glazed windows, which increases the security of your home and can act as a deterrent to potential intruders. You can take security to the next level by opting for toughened or laminated glass in your windows and doors.
Lower Heating Bills
Because you can keep more of your heating inside where it belongs, you should need to use your heating system less and reduce your heating bills. In addition, if you have an air conditioner you shouldn’t need to use it as much as the double glazing will keep more of the sun’s heat outside.
Better for the Environment
Reducing usage of your heating and air conditioning systems means you will be using less energy and fewer fossil fuels, such as gas, oil or coal, which often fuel our heating systems and power stations. This means you will be reducing your carbon footprint and lessening your impact on global warming.
Less UV Damage
London double glazing reduces the amount of UV light entering the property, which will prevent damage such as faded soft furnishings and carpets.
Using two panes of glass can also reduce condensation. Condensation forms when the windowpane is colder than the air inside the property. In double glazing the inner pane is not in direct contact with the outside air with the insulation gap preventing it from producing condensation. This will prevent the formation of mildew and mould which can be unattractive and a health risk.
UPVC windows and doors are much easier to maintain than those made of wood. They only require a quick wipe down to prevent the build-up of dust and to dry any moisture.
Increased Property Value
Many property buyers are aware of the benefits of double glazing, which means a property that has double glazing in place is more desirable and may be able to sell for a higher price.
Looking for London Double Glazing?
It's clear that there are plenty of reasons for homeowners and businesses in London to install double glazed windows and doors. It’s true that London double glazing is likely to cost more than single glazing, but they really do pay for themselves in terms of energy bill savings and the added value to your home.
To lower your heating bills, reduce your impact on the environment, and make your London home or business premises as comfortable as possible, contact us today about our best prices on high-quality replacement UPVC windows London based. We can also help you with selected UPVC doors in London, so make sure to give us a ring to ensure that your business is doing everything it can when it comes to insulating your building.