Keep out the Chill with Double GlazingReplacing your existing windows with double glazing not only ensures that your home will be warm and draught-free, but it also makes your house more energy efficient, saving you money on your energy bills. When you come to sell your property, your Energy Property Certificate (EPC) will show a better energy rating, encouraging purchasers to invest in your home. Investing in high quality double glazing for your home adds value and is a smart choice. Read on to find out all you need to know about purchasing double glazing for your home.
Drop the Price
It’s important not to be swayed by double glazing salespeople’s tactics. In fact, it’s best to visit a double glazing showroom to discuss your requirements rather than being persuaded to buy double glazing from a door-to-door salesman, as these people may not often be the most experienced in their field. Recent consumer research shows that the initial price you are quoted for your double glazing could drop by as much as 75 percent if you are firm about the amount of money you’re wishing to spend. So it’s important to be aware of how much double glazing should cost and set a strict budget for yourself. Pricing information is often available online, to help you in your research.
By installing double glazing in your home, you can expect to save around £170 on your energy bill over the course of the year. As well as being energy efficient, double glazing also minimises condensation, increases the security of your home and reduces noise – three very good reasons to invest in double glazing.
Types of Double Glazing
It’s possible to find uPVC or timber framed windows, although uPVC is the more popular and affordable option, being around three times cheaper than wooden framed windows. Because uPVC comes in a huge range of colours and finishes, it is easy to match your window frames to the existing style of your home, whether that’s modern or traditional. uPVC is also durable, and recyclable, making it an environmentally friendly choice. Choosing a wooden or aluminium framed window will cost you more, although many people feel that timber framed windows are more visually appealing for period properties.
If you live in England or Wales, it could save you money using a double glazing installer who is registered with a self-certification scheme such as Fensa, as you’ll need an energy efficiency certificate to be issued for your new windows. Installers who are not registered with these schemes can’t issue certificates, so you may need to organise for work to be checked by your Local Authority at extra cost if you don’t use an approved installer.
Safestyle Windows offer PVCu framing on their double glazed windows. You can quote with just 1 form online.
Anglian Home Improvements sell windows, doors and conservatories and often have special discounts available on their website. They sell uPVC windows in a wide range of colours and finishes as well as timber framed and aluminium options.
Everest are one of the UK’s largest and best known double glazing and home improvements companies – their website allows you to request a call back or order a free brochure to browse their products, and they offer a wide range of window styles and materials, from traditional sash windows to tilt & turn and bespoke windows according your needs.
Though the initial investment is pretty much, it is worth considering double glazing as with the years it will make more sense and you will benefit from it.
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