Replacing single glazing with double glazing
Double glazing is as versatile as it is efficient. Made to order to the exact specifications of your property, deciding to upgrade your old windows with double glazing is the first step to a warmer, drier home. Cost-effective with virtually no maintenance, double glazing is suitable in both traditional and contemporary properties. You will have a choice of material for your new frames as wel. uPVC and aluminium are available in a variety of different colours and styles to suit the aesthetics of your property and your own personal tastes.
The benefits of replacing your single glazing
If you’re thinking about refurbishing your old, single glazed windows, you may want to consider upgrading to double glazing. Double glazing is designed and engineered specifically to reduce the amount of heat escaping from your home. It also prevents cold draughts from coming in. As well as improving the energy efficiency of your home, there are many other benefits to think about when considering double glazing, such as insulation from road-noise, easy maintenance and increased security.
Double glazing is specifically engineered to improve the overall energy efficiency and thermal retention of your home. Your home will be warmer and drier and suffer less from condensation and mildew.
As well as providing better insulation from the elements and improving the energy efficiency of your property, double glazing also insulates your home from exterior noise. If you live in a city or somewhere close to a busy road, then upgrading your glazing can also deliver peace and quiet to your living spaces.
Upgrading your windows with double glazing increases the security of your property. It is more difficult to break than single glazing and if you upgrade to modern materials such as uPVC or aluminium, you’ll also find the frame itself is more resilient to unwelcome intruders. Your new windows will also benefit from modern multi-locking systems.
Double glazed windows with uPVC frames have a life span of 20 years, whereas aluminium can last 30 to 40 years. Both options require very little maintenance, and as little as a quick wipe down to remove dust and dirt should be enough to keep your windows in tip-top condition.
Installing double glazing will keep your home warm and dry and a more comfortable place to live. If you plan on selling your property in the future, it can also increase the ‘curb appeal’ of your home.
Can I upgrade if I own a listed building?
If your home is a listed property for historical purposes, you may find you are limited in your choice of window materials when refurbishing your home. Dependent on the exact specifications of the building, you may find uPVC a suitable replacement for timber whereas for steel you may want to consider aluminium.
Double glazing at Majestic Designs
If you’ve noticed draughts in your property or a steady increase in your utility bills, it may be time to upgrade your single glazed windows with energy-efficient double glazing. Although it may be tempting to stick with your original windows, the reality is single glazing is easily broken and offers very little insulation from the elements. Single glazing also offers no barrier from exterior sounds such as traffic noise. To secure your property, avoid cold, draughty winters and humid summers and bring some peace and quiet into your living spaces, it is best to invest in double glazing.
At Majestic Designs, we’ve been engineering windows and doors in our state-of-the-art factories right here in Somerset for over 19 years. Our range of windows are all manufactured with A+14 energy rated double glazing to ensure optimal energy efficiency and thermal retention. From consultation to installation, our fully employed leading teams of FENSA accredited and MTC registered installers can guide you through your project.
If you would like any more information about our range of conservatories or your refurbishment options, then please do contact the team at Majestic Designs today.