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UK homes need double glazing in order to save energy
With today’s ever increasing energy bills, it really is worthwhile for UK home owners to replace inefficient windows and doors with thermally efficient ones. That said, so that the property gets the full benefit from investing in double or triple glazing one must also insulate the loft properly, plus install cavity wall insulation or solid wall insulation dependent on the type of house and manner of construction.
The seemingly never ending increases in the cost of energy when combined with environmental and sustainability reasons makes the need to insulate any UK property essential, despite the fact no one can argue that there is an initial investment required. For home owners planning on moving rather than improving, there is still the basic requirement of actually being able to sell their particular premises, as houses that still have single glazed windows are not only expensive to heat, but also unattractive to modern day buyers. Shrewd prospective purchasers will demand to reduce the asking price by at least the cost of carrying out replacement double glazing and fitting insulation throughout, along with no doubt a heavy extra Ã‚Â discount off the asking price for being the ones “being made” to carry out this essential work.
When it comes to selling up, poorly insulated homes are inevitably shown up by the Energy Performance Certificate that all UK house owners have to provide to prospective purchasers. The energy savings over time from fitting replacement double or triple glazing are significant and will eventually pay for the cost of installation. Replacement windows and doors help a property benefit from solar gain, retaining heat whilst massively reducing the amount of energy lost.
The choice of bespoke replacement windows in the UK can be baffling, but as long as an independently certified “A” rated window system is selected one cannot go far wrong. There are different types of window and finishes to suit any type of property. These include aluminium, timber and UPVC casement windows and tilt and turn windows (both available in double glazing and triple glazing), sliding sash windows, Georgian windows and coloured aluminium windows, the latter of course available in any RAL colour.
Modern thermally broken “A” rated UPVC triple glazed replacement windows are naturally incredibly thermally efficient, highly secure and available in the same profile as some double glazed UPVC windows, so aesthetically very attractive as well. Alternatively “A” rated aluminium double glazed windows and doors have a slimmer profile, therefore do offer more glass and light, as well as better views and of course more attractive sight lines.
Whichever energy rated fenestration product a property owner chooses, fitting replacement double or triple glazed windows and doors is a real must for any UK property owner determined to reduce heating bills, improve home security, add value to their home and improve their day to day living environment.