Fitting A rated double glazing a necessity for dwellings

With ever increasing energy bills, it really is now more important than ever that UK homeowners replace all inefficient windows and doors in their property with thermally efficient ones. Having said that, to ensure a property gets the full benefit from an investment in double or triple glazing property owners must also insulate the loft properly and install cavity wall insulation or solid wall insulation dependent on the type of house and manner of construction.

A Rated UPVC Double Glazed Replacement Window Installation
A Rated UPVC Double Glazed Replacement Window

The seemingly never ending increases in the cost of energy, climate change, when combined with environmental and sustainability reasons, makes the need to insulate dwellings essential, although there is no getting away from the fact that there is an initial investment required to achieve this vital goal.

For home owners planning on moving rather than improving, there is still the need 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 that the asking price is reduced by at least the cost of carrying out replacement double glazing and fitting insulation throughout, along with no doubt a premium off the asking price for being the ones â€Ŕbeing 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 home owners are legally obligated to provide to prospective purchasers. Genuine high quality energy rated replacement windows and doors help a property benefit from solar gain, retaining heat whilst massively reducing the amount of energy lost. They do this by having thermally broken frames (be they aluminium, composite or UPVC) and by being professionally fitted in the first place. This assumes that the products have a high double glazing specification as standard involving Low E Argon filled hermetically sealed units with warm edge spacers (which help prevent transference of temperature) and specially coated low iron glass that maximizes solar gain whilst stops the heat escaping. The energy savings over time from fitting â€ŔA” rated replacement double or triple glazing is significant and will eventually pay for the cost of installation, assuming the home owner continues to live in the property after they have them fitted.

The sheer choice of bespoke replacement windows can be baffling, but as long as an independently certified â€ŔA” rated window system is selected from installers with a good reputation, one cannot go far wrong. There are different types of window and finishes available to suit any type of UK 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 (i.e. any colour you like!).

Modern thermally broken â€ŔA” 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 â€ŔA” 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 â€ŔA” rated double glazed windows or triple glazed windows and doors is a real must for any property owner determined to reduce heating bills, improve home security, add value to their home and improve their day to day living environment.

For free professional advice and no obligation quotation on replacement â€ŔA” rated double glazed or triple glazed windows, along with double glazed aluminium, composite and UPVC residential doors, request an appointment with an experienced Hazlemere Windows home improvement expert.


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