Keep your home insulated this winter with high performance, top quality double glazing. If you’re searching for double glazing in Edinburgh, contact Edinburgh Glass today on 0131 334 6111. For over 30 years, we have been expertly installing energy efficient double glazing in homes and businesses across Edinburgh and the surrounding areas. Trust Edinburgh Glass for glazing in Edinburgh. Get in touch for a free quote today.
How Double Glazing Works
It is thought that double glazing dates back as far as the 1930s. The process involves two panes of glass placed together, leaving a small gap (typically around 16mm) between them. The most reputable glaziers will use energy efficient or ‘Low-E’ (low emissivity) glass to maximise the windows’ insulating properties. Between the two panes, air or gas will be trapped. This creates an extra insulating barrier. Gases most commonly used in double glazing are argon, krypton and xenon, which are known for their insulating properties. Cheaper glazing will simply use air. Nonetheless, this still provides an effective ‘third layer’ of insulation. Spacers are used to keep the panes apart.
How Much Does Double Glazing Cost?
The cost of double glazed units will vary depending on several factors. First, the type of glass that is used. Windows using energy efficient glazing will be slightly more expensive than those using cheaper, less energy efficient glass. Second, if gases are used in the glazing, as opposed to air, the window units will be more expensive. Double glazing that has a higher energy efficiency rating is likely to be more expensive. However, this should always be weighed up against the cost saved in the long-term with regards to reduced energy bills and windows that last longer. For a free quote on double glazing in Edinburgh, fill out our online quote form or contact us on 0131 334 6111.
Is Double Glazing Worth It?
Double glazing is an investment in your property. So, like any investment, it is important to consider whether it is worthwhile. According to energy switching website USwitch, approximately 20% of the heat you use at home is lost through single glazing. Double glazing, with its added layers of insulation, will significantly reduce the amount of heat lost. By reducing the heat lost, you will need less energy to keep your home heated, thereby lessening the amount you pay for energy.
The Benefits of Double Glazed Windows
If you still aren’t convinced about the advantages of installing quality double glazing, here are a few more reasons why double glazing is a solid investment for your property.
1. Prevent Drafts
Not only does double glazing help trap heat inside your home, but it also helps prevent drafts. Thanks to its insulating properties, cold drafts from outside are less likely to be able to creep in. This will help keep your property warm and cosy, especially during cold, windy weather.
2. Reduce Noise Pollution
If you live in a busy area with lots of noise from traffic, passers-by and nearby buildings, double glazing can mitigate the amount of noise that comes into your house. The insulation not only protects against drafts, but also forms a sound barrier, reducing the effect of outside noises on your home.
3. Increase Property Value
Installing double glazed windows or even double glazed doors in your home can increase the value of your property. When looking to buy, most people will look for homes that already have double glazing. Homes with single glazed windows are of less value as they are not as well insulated. By having double glazing, should you decide to sell your home in the future, you will be in a better position to sell and your sale price will be higher by taking this into account.
If you’d like to find out more about our double glazing services, contact Edinburgh Glass on 0131 334 6111 today. We offer expert advice as well as free, detailed quotes to all our customers. For double glazing in Edinburgh, trust Edinburgh Glass & Glazing.
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