If you are thinking of upgrading your home windows, you should know the key features and benefits of double glazing. It is a popular choice among most homeowners, and is known for adding the property value you need to boost your selling point.
It is always recommended to hire a professional to buy from and fit the window to ensure maximum safety and security.
UPVC windows have become the favoured material for windows and doors for property owners in the UK. Not only is UPVC a modern-looking material, but it is also extremely affordable and effective at achieving many types of aesthetics.
It is sometimes beneficial to visit showrooms in order to see the different types of materials and colours available to you, to ensure you are making the right choice.
Tilt And Turn
Tilt and turn windows are the latest in modern window technology. They are based on European design and undergo rigorous computer simulations for thermal optimization. They also undergo field tests to meet North American standards.
These windows allow you to create a unique ventilation system that allows fresh air to easily enter and move around the home. They can tilt open at the top to allow hot air to escape while cutting back on strong breezes that could blow in and cause discomfort. They can also fully open inward like a door, allowing you to easily clean and ventilate your home.
Taking up an entire wall, French windows can be opened wide to allow fresh breezes to flood into your home. This allows for a cooling effect during summer evenings or monsoon season and will also help to keep your energy bills low.
Developed to reduce heat loss in your home double glazing is made from two panes of glass separated by a space filled with air or gas (argon). This improves insulation and cuts temperature exchange which makes your house much warmer during winter and cooler in the summer.
French windows have a high glass-to-frame ratio, which means that they let more light in, making your room bright and comfortable. They also require bare minimum maintenance, just wipe them down with a damp cloth on a regular basis to prevent dirt build up.
Double glazing is a great way to increase the security of your home. The two panes of glass are sealed together with a layer of thermally insulating gas (usually argon). This helps prevent heat from escaping and sound from entering your home.
This double insulation also makes it difficult for burglars to break into your home. If they try to smash through one of the windows, they will have to break through both and this will take a considerable amount of time and noise. The commotion will also make your neighbours aware of the crime and they can alert the police.
All modern uPVC replacement windows feature multi-point locks and some can be locked into a night vent position. This means that you can leave a window open slightly and still keep it secure, making your home safer for your family.