Frequently asked questions:
What is double glazing?
Double glazing refers to a window that has two panes of glass separated by a space filled with air or gas, which helps to reduce heat loss and noise transmission.
What are the benefits of double glazed windows?
Double glazed windows offer several benefits, including improved energy efficiency, noise reduction, increased security, a reduction in condensation and increased property value.
Here are some statistics that back up the benefits of double glazing:
Energy savings: According to the Energy Saving Trust, replacing single-glazed windows with double glazing can result in energy savings of up to £135 per year on heating bills in a typical semi-detached home in the UK. The savings are even greater now as energy prices have gone up.
Noise reduction: Double glazing can reduce noise pollution by up to 60% compared to single-glazed windows, according to a study by the UK Noise Association.
Reduced carbon footprint: According to the Department of Energy and Climate Change, double glazing can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by up to 740 kg per year in a typical home in the UK.
Improved security: Double glazing can improve the security of a home by making it more difficult for intruders to break in. In fact, according to a survey by the UK police, homes with double glazing are less likely to be targeted by burglars.
Increased property value: Installing double glazing can increase the value of a property, according to a report by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The report found that double glazing can increase the value of a home by up to 10%.
Overall, double glazing is a smart investment for any homeowner looking to improve the energy efficiency, security, and overall comfort of their home. If you’re considering double glazing for your home, be sure to choose Home Glaze. We can provide you with high-quality windows that are tailored to your specific needs.
How long do double glazed windows last?
Double glazed windows can last for up to 20 years or more with proper care and maintenance.
How much do double glazed windows cost?
The cost of double glazed windows can vary depending on several factors, including the size of the window, the type of frame, the type of glass, the level of energy efficiency, the quality of the materials and the specific requirements of the installation.
Do double glazed windows reduce noise?
Yes, double glazed windows can help to reduce noise transmission, particularly if they are fitted with laminated or acoustic glass or triple glazed. The gap between the panes of glass also helps to absorb sound waves, which can help to create a more comfortable and peaceful living environment.
What is the environmental impact of double glazed windows?
Double glazed windows can have a positive impact on the environment, as it can help to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
Double glazed windows can improve the energy efficiency of a building by reducing heat loss through windows, which in turn can reduce the amount of energy needed to heat or cool a building.
This can help to lower greenhouse gas emissions associated with energy consumption.
How do I clean my double glazed windows?
Double glazed windows can be cleaned with a mixture of warm water and mild detergent, using a soft cloth or sponge.
Avoid using abrasive cleaners or materials that could scratch the glass or damage the frame.
Can double glazed windows be repaired?
Yes, double glazed windows can be repaired if they become damaged or fogged, but in some cases, it may be more cost-effective to replace the entire window.
Can I install double glazed windows myself?
It is recommended that double glazed windows be installed by a professional, as improper installation can lead to issues such as reduced energy efficiency.
What is the installation process for the windows?
At Home Glaze we believe in teamwork. We work closely with our customers to provide an efficient installation.
Please find here further details of the installation process, the factors that can affect it and what preparations should be made prior to the installation.
What is the difference between PVCu and aluminium windows?
PVCu windows are made from a type of plastic that is durable, low-maintenance, and cost-effective.
Aluminium windows are more expensive, they are generally considered to be a premium option. They are strong and lightweight, providing a sleek and modern look.
PVCu windows are more affordable and offer good insulation properties, making them a popular choice for homeowners who are looking for an affordable yet energy-efficient option.
What kinds of payment do you accept?
We offer flexible payment terms which are discussed in detail when placing an order.
What are your terms and conditions?
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