The Many Benefits of Changing Your Windows
The cold winter is on its way. Your windows can take a toll due to the cold weather in winter. In fact, the cold weather can weaken the glass of the windows and develop cracks. That’s why you should not retain old and damaged windows during the winter months. It can be quite dangerous -especially if you have kids in the house.
It’s important to replace the old windows now to keep your family and kids safe in the cold winter months. Old leaky windows will allow cold air into the house. Replacing the old windows will help avoid this problem. Well-fitted windows will reduce your heating bills significantly. New windows will keep the cold out and reduce your energy needs for heating.
The Best Types of Windows
Secondary double glazing is ideal when you decide to replace the old windows of your home before the winter season approaches. They are great for listed buildings, traditional homes, and homes in conservation areas. The slim aluminium frame of these windows is quite strong and durable which helps prolong the lifespan of the product.
Secondary glazing has an extra slim-line window attached to the existing window. Sliding units are the most common systems on the market today. They can be vertical or horizontal. You can also opt for hinged units, tilt-back vertical sliders, fixed units, and lift-out units.
- Benefits of Secondary Glazing
- Secondary glazing guarantees draught-proofing.
- Secondary glazing will soundproof the windows and reduce noise. In fact, the windows will reduce external noise by at least 75%.
- Keeps in heat and provide extra security
Triple glazing is another great product if you plan to replace your old and leaky windows before the winter season. Thermal efficiency is an important part of today’s stringent building regulations. U-value is used as a measurement to compare the energy performance of different types of windows.
The U-value in windows have dropped over time. Single glazing windows have a U-value in excess of 5 while early double glazing reduced this value to 3. But the latest double glazing has a U-value of 1.1. Triple glazing has a U-value of around 0.6. In fact, triple glazing windows offer over 40% better insulation compared to A-rated double-glazing windows.
Benefits of Triple Glazing
- Triple glazing is much stronger than double glazing. The extra pane of toughened glass provides improved security.
- Triple glazing has a microscopic of low-emissivity glass to stop the heat in your house from going outside.
Aluminium is a high strength but lightweight material. It’s used for almost every facet of the modern construction industry. From curtain walling on some of the tallest skyscrapers to patio doors in homes aluminium is used. Aluminium windows and doors are increasingly popular in commercial buildings as well as homes.
Aluminium is recyclable and is considered the most sustainable building material in the world. The old Wembley Stadium was demolished and more than 96% of the aluminium was recycled and reclaimed.
With the introduction of polyamide technology recently, aluminium windows and doors have reached a new level. Aluminium has made some great improvements in thermal insulation. In fact, thermally broken aluminium doors and windows use a barrier to improve energy efficiency and insulation.
Benefits of Aluminium Windows
- Aluminium is quite a durable material. It improves the lifespan of the windows in your home.
- Aluminium is easy to clean and eco-friendly compared to uPVC windows. That’s because aluminium has less static electricity and doesn’t attract dust.