Doing the Double

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If you’re considering replacing your windows then make sure you understand the benefits of what you’re doing. Double glazed windows consist of two layers of glass with a layer of inert gas sealed between them. This results in almost twice the normal insulation as once sealed, the unit is airtight. So, if you’re thinking of replacing single glazed with double – let’s take a look at further benefits:

Energy savings – The airtight construction of double glazed windows creates thermal insulation. This reduces the flow of incoming and outgoing heat. Less energy is used to heat up or cool down the space, resulting in lower energy bills.

Adding a third or fourth layer of glass increases the insulation value of your window. Each layer of glass traps a significant amount of heat that passes through, increasing the windows protection against heat loss.

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Get rid of condensation – Moisture on a warm surface forms droplets of water, which freeze into frost. This can make the room feel colder, which results in us adjusting the thermostat. The air between the two panes of glass, plus the airtight seal, prevents condensation from building up by blocking moisture in cold weather. For uPVC Windows in Dublin, visit http://www.keanewindows.ie/uPVC-windows.html.

Noise levels – If you suffer from excess noise in your home coming from traffic, neighbours or planes, double glazing has been designed to combat the impact of outdoor noise inside your home. Some double glazed replacement upvc windows includes a 20mm gap between each pane of glass, which not only keeps the heat in but keeps the noise out too, allowing you to enjoy some peace and quiet in your own home. Double glazed windows improve sound insulation by creating a  barrier between the home and the environment outside.

Security – Double glazed windows are tougher to break than single pane windows, so they increase the security of the home. Because they’re sealed tighter than other windows, it is also tougher to force them open from the outside. Everybody wants to feel secure in their home whether at home or on holiday. Upvc windows are very secure and have glazing beads on the inside to prevent intruders from prising their way in. Having double glazed windows often acts as a deterrent for the would be intruders as they are much hard to break into and an intruder may often bypass a home for this reason. Windows are fitted with stainless steel multi-point locking mechanisms and lockable window handles.

Damage Reduction – Double glazed windows can reduce the amount of sun and heat entering the room which helps reduce sun damage to your paintings, furniture, carpet, and other objects around the home.

Weather – uPVC window frames are storm proof and weather proof as the damp cannot penetrate the surface of these frames as it can with traditional timber frames. uPVC is non-corrosive so it will not rot or rust and the frames will not let the cold and damp into your home. The bad weather will not destroy the look of your new windows and you can rest assured that they will last for years.

Variety – not only will the exterior of your home improve but upvc windows now come in a range of colours, styles and sizes and you can choose between different types of windows to suit the existing style of your home.

Written by Jason Harris