Double glazing the windows in your home can have numerous benefits! It will keep you warmer in winter, cooler in summer, reduce your energy costs, reduce outside noise pollution, and enhance the overall comfort of your home!
So how does double glazing work? Double glazed windows use two panels of glass instead of one, which are separated by a small gap of trapped air. The trapped air is a poor heat conductor and keeps warm air in your home from escaping. Double glazing increases the insulation factor of your home.
On average, a home can lose up to 40% of its heating and cooling through its windows (A&L Windows). One of the major benefits of double glazed windows is their added thermal efficiency. The insulation from double glazing reduces the amount of heat escaping in winter and prevents unwanted heat from coming into the home in summer. Your home will take less time to heat/cool and easily maintain your preferred temperature; and will ultimately reduce your energy costs!
Looking to build near the airport or a major road? Double glazed windows are also effective at reducing noise pollution. By using thicker glass and a larger gap between the two window panels, you can reduce the transmission of low to high frequencies into your home including outside voices, traffic and aeroplanes!
Double glazed windows also have a range of other benefits including:
- Reduced condensation - eliminate the formation of mould and improve the quality of air in your home
- Reduced carbon footprint – more insulation means less greenhouse gas emissions
- Increased property value – the benefits of double glazing may increase the selling price of your home
The great news is that you can receive all these benefits in your new home at no additional cost! Double Glazing is currently included in all our Affinity Collection and T-Range homes with our “Yes! It’s included!” promotion. See the full list of inclusions here!