What should I look for in good double glazing?
Upgrading your property with modern double glazing is a considerable investment. When installed correctly, double glazing improves the energy efficiency and thermal retention of your property, as well as increasing its value and ‘kerb appeal’. As a result, it is paramount that homeowners seek high-quality windows from reputable companies when renovating their home. Installations from ‘cowboy installers’ could end up costing you more in the long term, and put your family’s health at risk from damp, mould, draughts and other issues resulting from adverse weather.
So, what should you look for in good double glazing?
Double glazing is crucial for achieving optimal energy efficiency and thermal retention in your home. If you’re hoping to seal your property from the elements and keep your home warm and dry, then replacing your old windows may be the answer. Good double glazing stops draughts and protects your home from adverse weather, regardless of the season.
High-quality double glazing will also have an immediate impact on your energy bills. Keeping your property sealed from the effects of adverse weather will save you the hassle of costly utility bills.
In order to comply with UK building regulations, your double glazing must meet a certain standard in terms of its quality and ability to retain heat. Your windows must have at least a C rating on the Window Energy Rating (WER) scale, with a maximum U-value of 1.6 W/m2K. At Majestic Designs, we have an A+14 rating as a standard across our range of windows.
High-quality double glazing should be highly secure. Look for features such as modern, multipoint locking mechanisms and internal beading, which refers to the way your frames and double glazing have been engineered. Windows with internal beading are glazed from the inside. If your windows have been glazed externally, it’s much easier for unwelcome intruders to remove the beading and pane of glass to gain entry to your home.
Standard uPVC sash windows in white might be exactly what you’re looking for, or maybe aluminium casement windows are more your style. Whatever you choose, modern double glazing is as versatile as it is practical. High-quality windows engineered by a top manufacturer will be available in multiple colours and should be fully customisable to suit both your personal tastes and the aesthetics of your property.
Double glazed windows are also available in a variety of different styles. For example, you could add Georgian bars for a truly traditional flourish in an arched, pointed or circular style. Georgian bars are suitable in both traditional and contemporary homes but are especially useful for use in older properties where you might like to retain an element of tradition.
Casement windows have become an increasingly popular option on the market for UK homeowners. Available in uPVC and aluminium, casement windows are suitable for both traditional and contemporary properties.
Casement windows are also incredibly versatile and fully customisable with a variety of different configurations available including opening options.
Flush casement windows
Like casement windows, flush casement windows are suitable for installation in both older homes and more modern properties. Engineered from durable uPVC, flush casement windows differ from traditional casement windows by sitting ‘flush’ in the frame – hence the name.
uPVC vertical sliding sash windows replicate your original sash windows by combining the traditional aesthetics of timber with modern technology such as energy-efficient double glazing and internal beading. uPVC sash windows are also a popular choice for modern homes, elevating any property with classic style.
Bay & bow windows
Differing in shape and function with a similar traditional aesthetic, bay windows and bow windows are suitable in both contemporary and traditional homes, but are particularly useful during historically sensitive refurbishment projects where retaining heritage aesthetics is paramount. Bay and bow windows effortlessly complement traditional properties with understated elegance while still delivering the benefits of modern window technology.
Tilt and turn windows
Tilt and turn windows combine practicality with easy operation and elegant style. With dual-purpose opening and stylish, contemporary aesthetics, tilt and turn windows can transform your home with natural light and improved airflow.
Double glazing at Majestic Designs
Choosing to install double glazing is the first step to a warmer, drier home. Double glazing will save you the hassle of costly utility bills. It will also keep you and your family healthy whatever the season. Suitable in both contemporary and traditional properties alike, double-glazed uPVC and aluminium windows are long-lasting. They require little to no maintenance and are available in a range of colours and styles to suit the exact specifications of your home.
For over 19 years, the team at Majestic Designs has engineered our windows and doors right here in Somerset in our state-of-the-art factories. We achieve an A+14 rating for energy efficiency across our range of windows. With our 10-year guarantee, you can rest assured your home will be kept sealed and secure from the elements for years to come.
Our fully employed, experienced leading teams of FENSA accredited and MTC registered installers boast a wealth of knowledge and expertise. If you would like any more information about our range of bespoke doors, then contact Majestic Designs today.