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The Benefits of Double Glazing: Is it Worth the Investment?

4th January 2024 |

Double Glazing

Double glazing has been a popular choice for UK homeowners for decades and few home improvement upgrades can boast the same number of benefits it offers.

But why is it such a popular choice? How versatile is double glazing really and do the numbers all add up? Is installing double glazing in your home really worth the investment?

We’ve pulled together all the information you need to make an informed choice on whether double glazing is right for you and your property. Below we’ve outlined some of the primary benefits that double glazed windows can offer.

As with any home improvement project, the scale and scope of what you choose will really depend on your property type, your personal tastes and your budget.

If you’d like to chat through any questions you have about the benefits of double glazing and the difference it could bring to your home then you can also give our helpful team a call. We’ve been installing professionally fitted double glazed windows, doors and conservatories for over 20 years and we’d be happy to share our wealth of experience with you.

6 Ways Double Glazing Can Benefit Your Home

Whether you are looking to create a warmer space, improve your security and reduce your home insurance quotes or need to replace damaged or broken single glazed windows, double glazing could be the perfect choice for your property.

Below are some of the benefits you can expect when you install double glazed windows, although obviously the top result for you will depend on your priorities and the impact you want to achieve.

So, in no particular order, the benefits of installing double glazed doors, windows and conservatories can include:

1. A More Energy Efficiency Home and Bigger Cost Savings

One of the main reasons that homeowners choose durable and versatile double glazing is because of the huge impact it can have on the energy efficiency of a property and the resulting drop in energy bills.

Double Glazed Casement Windows

Double glazed windows consist of two panes of glass separated by a layer of inert gas, which is usually argon. This robust design acts as an effective insulator, reducing heat loss through windows in colder months and also helping to keep homes cool in hot weather by reducing heat from outside transferring in.

The initial investment you make in choosing double glazing for your home is offset fairly rapidly by the long-term savings on energy costs.

2. Better Security and Safety

A safe, secure home is essential for a feeling of comfort and wellbeing. Investing in double glazing can have the dual impact of creating a more secure home and also bringing down the cost of your home insurance. All insurers will ask about the windows and doors to your property, what kind of glazing they have and also about the locking systems.

uPVC double glazed windows come with multipoint locking as standard as well as internal beading to help prevent someone accessing your window fittings and breaking in from outside. Combined with savings on energy bills, the money you save on your home insurance having fitted secure double glazed windows will mean your return on investment is greater.

3. Noise Reduction for Home Workers and Light Sleepers

If you like a quiet home then investing in and having double glazed windows professionally installed could offer you all the peace you need at night and during the day.

Double glazed windows significantly reduce noise pollution due to the two panes of glass and the insulating gas trapped between. Sound waves travel less well through these ‘barriers’ resulting in a quieter home and a more enjoyable living space.

double glazed windows case study, Churchill

If you work shifts and need to sleep during the day, double glazed windows could mean the difference between getting the sleep you need or being constantly disturbed by the daily hustle and bustle outside. What price would you put on good quality sleep and rest?

4. Protection from UV Radiation

This might not seem like an obvious one, but the damage caused to furniture, art, precious photographs and ornaments by the sun’s UV rays can be both costly and unsightly.

Prolonged exposure to UV (ultraviolet) radiation through windows and conservatories can lead to a fading and bleaching effect on wood, fabric, carpets and other homeware.

Double glazed windows are designed so that they filter a large percentage of these harmful UV rays so that your furnishings and home decor stay looking as great as they did the day you brought them home.

5. Potentially Higher Property Value

If you install double glazing in your home, you may find that it positively impacts the value and sale price of your home, helping to offset the initial investment. Although the property market fluctuates and the value of your house rests on many factors, lots of homebuyers are looking for properties that offer great security and superior energy efficiency. Double glazing helps to provide both of these so if you have double glazed windows it’s a big tick in the pros column for a potential buyer.

6. An Environmentally Sound Option

This one is a big plus in our book and we’re sure it will be for you too. To some degree we are all looking for better, more sustainable practices across our daily lives. Some are bigger, more complicated and involved than others but installing double glazing is one of the simplest changes you can make to be more environmentally sound. Double glazing reduces energy consumption which means your home has a smaller carbon footprint, minimising your impact on the environment. Double glazing is also a durable home improvement option and will give you many years of service if cared for correctly, meaning fewer repairs or replacements and less waste.

Are Double Glazed Windows Worth the Investment?

From energy and insurance cost savings and noise reduction to better security and greater environmental sustainability, double glazed windows offer an excellent home improvement solution and a virtually guaranteed return on your initial investment.

uPVC Double Glazed Windows

At Majestic Designs we have been installing beautiful double glazing for decades, helping our customers to create safe, warm, secure and comfortable homes.

If you would like to discuss the benefits that double glazing can bring to your property, give one of our expert and friendly team members a call today.

Call us on 01934 741 294 or send us a message online.

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Majestic Designs install quality double glazing products throughout Somerset. From Taunton to Yeovil and Weston-super-Mare to Wells; our insistence on quality installations and outstanding customer care remains the same. With our factories and showroom in Cheddar, we are conveniently located in the heart of Somerset, with easy access to the surrounding towns and villages. As part of the local community, we are dedicated to improving the lives of all our customers and by employing a local workforce we are investing in the future prosperity of the area.

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