Buying new windows can be costly, and it is not an expense most homeowners want to take on. When replacing windows, you usually need to replace them all to maintain the form and function of the home, and this can be even more expensive. But there is more to buying new windows than just having them look good. Your windows serve a very important function.
Most window installation companies now provide double-glazing as standard, and the difference these windows make to your energy bill is remarkable. Double glazed windows do an excellent job of securing heat in your home and preventing it from escaping as easily as it does through single pane windows. In turn, this means you don’t have to spend as much money or use as much energy to maintain a reasonable temperature during the winter months.
Moreover, the comfort factor significantly increases if you replace your windows with double, or even triple-glazed variants. A reduction in drafts and cold spots is an extremely common theme, as new linings and sills will replace existing ones that may have begun to experience the wear and tear brought on by age. Double and triple glazed windows act as an excellent barrier to the noise outside. If you live on or near a busy road or street, this extra luxury is often an unexpected, yet delightful benefit of having new windows installed. Modern windows are also far less vulnerable to the effects of condensation. This, in turn, means that there is less clean-up of water for the homeowner, in addition to reducing the risk that black mould, which is linked to numerous health issues, develops in the property.