Living in a fairly modern bungalow means that our home is blessed with double glazing windows. Not only does it limit the street noise from outside, it also helps to keep our home warm in the cold winter months.
However we haven’t always had the luxury of a double glazed window. Before we had children together, my husband and I lived in a second floor flat. It was in a block with lots of other flats and it was quite dated. The paint peeled from the outside of the wooden window frames, and inside there was so much condensation that water would sit in pools on the window sills inside. It wasn’t a very pleasant sight believe you me!
Not only that, but the noise levels from outside were not drowned out at all. In the day we didn’t really notice, especially if the TV was on, but at night time when we were trying to get some sleep, it was quite often unbearable. When our children were born we both decided that we’d had enough!
Aside from the aesthetics, having double glazed windows can also help to reduce your energy bills.
As mentioned above double glazing helps to keep the heat in your home. Double glazing is specifically designed to keep heat in your home meaning that it will help to reduce your energy bills as you won’t need to have your heating on as high as normal, if you even need it on at all.
The way in which double glazing works is that it puts an extra layer of glass in front of the window pane. In between these two two layers of glass is a small air gap. This gap prevents air from circulating therefore it reduces the rate in which heat is lost meaning that your home stays warmer for longer.
I really couldn’t imagine not having double glazed windows now!
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