The gap between two panes of glass holds a lot of hidden benefits and double glazed window fixtures hold more value than what immediately meets the eye. The investment of a double glazed window option versus a traditional single pane of glass can vary but the short and long term benefits of double glazing definitely take the cake and mean that those extra dollars go much further. At EE Windows, we pride ourselves on the double glazed selection that we offer and know our products will greatly improve your home, which is why we have put together a list of the unseen benefits of double glazing.
The level of insulation that double glazed glass provides is typically what draws buyers to it. Windows are usually an escape point for warm air in cold weather and cold air in hot weather, however, double glazing creates a thick barrier to keep temperatures regulated. This means that when you are using your heating or cooling systems, our windows will help to maintain your desired temperature for longer, saving you money in electricity costs and also saving the planet from excessive greenhouse emissions created from over-usage.
This is definitely a case of more than meets the eye. The security benefits of double glazed windows are far more significant than you think. Having two panes of glass provides two layers of protection from intruders. At EE Windows we use as standard A grade safety 6.38 laminated glass on the outside pane, the interlayer in the glass holds together even if the glass is broken.
These layers are likely stronger individually than most traditional, older panes of glass to begin with, and this extra layer added will make it much longer and louder for any intruder that may try to break in. In fact, statistics show that burglars are much more likely to break into homes with single pane windows. Our uPVC range also provides a seal that is unable to be opened from the outside and is fitted as standard with multi point security locks ensuring there are no gaps around the frame. On the other end of the spectrum, old frames typically warp over time, providing spaces where a window could be pried open by an intruder.
With many of us spending more time than ever in our homes, a noisy neighbour or close by construction site has become an unignorable problem. Double glazed windows can help to create a very effective sound barrier between you and whatever noise is going on beyond the walls of your home. This is due to the two layers of glass as well as the tight, no-gap frame that your windows will be installed with. Our standard laminated glass increases the acoustic rating of the glass as well as the added security. Double glazed windows will help with turning the volume down and your enjoyment up while in your home.
Increased Property Value
Premium fittings like double glazed windows can help your home jump in value, especially with the ever-increasing demand for eco-friendly, energy efficient homes. Double glazed windows get you that one step ahead due to the reasons listed above. The quality and endurance of our windows will stand the test of time physically and aesthetically with a range of functional shapes and beautiful colours to suit whatever space you have.
Whether you are building or renovating, EE Windows are here to provide the best windows for your home. We stand by our superior quality and fantastic value with a guarantee to beat any genuine ‘like for like’ quote by 10% on our uPVC range. Contact us today to see how we can help improve your home.