5 Essential Points to Know About Double Glazed UPVC Windows
If you are in the process of remodeling your home, then one of the best investments you can make is to change your windows. Replace your single-paned windows with double glazed UPVC windows. While these might create a slight dent on your budget, the cost is more than their weight in gold when it comes to the benefits it can bring to your house.
You will have a beautiful home that is energy efficient, secure and is going to worth when placed in the real estate market.
Here are five points you should know about double glazed UPVC windows before you decide on having them as replacements for your old ones:
1. An uPVC window with double glazing is costlier than wooden, single pane windows, but it is not as pricey as those with triple glazing. If you will consider the performance and the cost of a double glaze window compared to a single glaze or a triple glaze, then you will find that it provides a very good deal without it emptying your wallet completely. Once you have shelled out the initial price for this kind of window, the savings you will gain from the reduced heating and cooling bills will be worth more than what you just spent.
2. Not all places are open to the installation of UPVC windows. Because of this, you need to check with your homeowners association first if you have planning regulations pertaining this kind of window in your area. There might be certain restrictions in your neighborhood or in your town if your home is known for its architectural merit or if it is one of the preserved old houses. You can probably understand how a PVC window can destroy the look of an old, wooden house.
3. There is a very simple principle that governs double glazing windows. Two panes of single glazed panes are used and gas is placed in the gap between these panes and it sealed in. This gas works as an insulator that helps in keeping the cold from getting inside the house when it’s winter. It also keeps the heat from coming in when it’s summer.
4. A window’s effectiveness can also be measured by the air that leaks from it. You won’t be able to ascertain well if there is air leakage from your window just by standing close to it when it’s closed though. As a general window, windows with single glazing allow more air leakage compared to double glazed UPV windows because they are better sealed, thus keeping leakage of air to its bare minimum.
5. A doubled glazed UPVC window’s quality is also determined by all the components that make it up like the measurement of space in between, the gas used, the frame and its seal. You must see to it that all of these are working properly so its performance will meet your expectations.