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Transform Your Home With uPVC Double Glazing: Our Guide

There are few improvements that you can make to your home that provide the same value as installing double glazing. Improving comfort, energy efficiency and saving you money, double glazing can truly transform your home for the better. However, if you’re still on the fence about whether it’s worth the investment, we’re here to help you out. 


In this blog, we’ll take you through the benefits of why you should upgrade to new windows with double glazing, and also offer up some advice on which type of window frame is the best choice for your property. 


The Benefits of Double Glazing


Here are some of the biggest ways you can expect to benefit from upgrading to double glazed windows. 


Energy Efficiency


One of the main reasons many homeowners opt for double glazing is for their energy efficiency. Traditional single-pane windows allow heat to escape easily, which can cause your energy bills to spike as your heating system works overtime to maintain a warm temperature. New windows with double glazing, on the other hand, provide much more insulation - which not only lowers your bills, but also makes your home more environmentally friendly as less energy is being consumed. 


The two panes of glass in double glazing trap a layer of air (or gas, such as argon) between them, which acts as a thermal barrier. This reduces the amount of heat lost through the windows, helping to keep your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. 


Noise Reduction


Living in a noisy neighbourhood or near a busy road can be tough - especially if you have young children or are particularly sensitive to loud sounds. New windows with double glazing offer a practical solution by massively reducing the amount of outside noise that enters your home. The dual-pane system creates an effective sound barrier, helping you to live more peacefully. 


More Security


Double glazing can help make your home more safe and secure in several ways. T double-layered glass is far more resistant to impact than single-pane windows, and many modern double glazing units also come with advanced locking systems that provide a handy extra layer of protection against intruders. If you live in a built-up area, this is great for giving yourself peace of mind, knowing that your property and loved ones are better protected against the outside world.


A New Look


You might be surprised by just how dramatically new windows can improve the appearance of your home. Double glazing is available in a wide range of materials and styles (more on this below), allowing you to choose the perfect design to complement your home’s design and your personal tastes. 


With a variety of options available, upgrading to double glazing can give your home the fresh, modern look you may well have been after, boosting its kerb appeal and potentially even increasing its market value. 


Increased Property Value


Leading on from the last point, investing in new windows with double glazing is not only bengreat for improving the comfort and energy efficiency of your home, but can also add significant value to your property. Potential buyers are often willing to pay a premium price for homes with energy-efficient, low-maintenance windows that look fantastic and offer plenty of security. As such, upgrading to double glazing means that  you can make your home more appealing to prospective buyers, potentially leading to a faster sale and a higher selling price. All in all, it’s a smart investment that pays off both in the short term and the long term.


Sustainability


On top of the personal perks of installing double glazing, there are also wider environmental benefits to think about. As the energy efficiency of your home improves, its carbon footprint decreases at the same time. Using less energy to heat and cool your home means producing fewer greenhouse gas emissions, which is an extremely important part of being kinder to the planet.


Comfort All Year Round


Another huge benefit of double glazing is the greater amount of comfort it provides throughout the year. The excellent insulation properties of double glazing guarantee that your home stays warm in the winter and cool in the summer, meaning that your home is comfortable to live in - regardless of the season.


Maintaining a consistent indoor temperature not only improves your quality of life, but also reduces any strain on your heating and cooling systems, extending their lifespan and saving you money on maintenance and replacement costs.


Choosing a Window Frame Material


Now that we’ve looked at why double glazing is an excellent choice for your home, let’s talk about which material to choose for the frame of your window. The material you decide to frame your double glazed windows will not simply just rest on the look you want and your budget, but also on the level of maintenance you’re willing to take on board and how sustainable you want your home to be. 


Here are three of the most popular window frame materials you’re likely to be choosing between:


uPVC


uPVC tends to work out as the cheapest material of the bunch, but despite this you still have plenty of different styles and configurations to choose from. For example, many designs come with wood grain finishes to mimic a traditional timber frame, allowing you to opt for a classic look without having to bother with the ongoing maintenance or the cost. Lots of window and door companies will also be able to fit more decorative details to further match your windows to the style of your home, such as Georgian bars, deep rails and mouldings. 


Timber


Timber frames are most often found on period homes, and double glazed windows can be a good way to upgrade the efficiency of a property without losing the heritage style. While double glazed timber windows are also considered a good choice for new builds, it’s worth noting that they do come at a higher cost than uPVC and require much more maintenance. Well well-maintained, double glazed timber can last for years; otherwise, they can become susceptible to rot, warping and flaking. Nevertheless, they are a timeless addition that may well even increase your home’s value thanks to their longevity and eco-friendly properties. 


Aluminium


Cheaper than timber but at a higher premium than uPVC, aluminium windows are strong, easy to maintain and available in several finishes. The material can also easily accommodate bigger panes of glass, so if you wanted large swathes of double glazing with very few sightlines, aluminium could be a good choice. 


Looking for a Reliable Window & Door Company in Scotland?


Experience ultimate comfort with our cutting-edge range of double-glazed windows. Crafted with precision, our A-rated uPVC windows are engineered to elevate your living space with enhanced insulation, security, and noise cancellation. Say goodbye to outside disturbances and hello to energy-efficient windows that keep your home cosy and safe year-round.



Our expertly crafted double glazing is tailored to the unique demands of British homes. Equipped with specialised coatings imperceptible to the eye, our windows boast unparalleled thermal efficiency, reducing heat loss by up to 35%. It’s time to slash your energy bills and do your bit for the planet  while enjoying the benefits of our top-of-the-line windows.


Contact SRN Home Improvement today to learn more about our wide range of uPVC double glazing options and to schedule a consultation. 






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