With the cost of living increasing by 9% and still rising, we are now more than ever all trying to save that very last penny. Making sure that the doors and windows in your home are insulated could in fact save you some money in the long run.
We have listed some of the benefits of insulating your home, and how insulated windows and doors could potentially save you money.
What are Insulated Windows & Doors?
Insulated windows are great for keeping your home at a comfortable temperature without having to keep your curtains or blinds closed all of the time. Insulated windows and doors use two panes of glass instead of one, this then creates a pocket of air within the structure.
Air is one of the best insulators and still allows the sunlight to come through as well as keeping out the heat and cold draft. Insulated windows and doors now come as standard in new homes, however, if you have an older home we would recommend upgrading to insulated windows, it’s worth every penny.
The Benefits of Insulation
Noise Reduction - Not only are insulated windows great for keeping the heat in but they are also perfect for reducing any outdoor noise. If you live in a noisy area, especially anywhere near an airport, investing in insulated windows might be the best decision you’ve ever made.
Greater Security - Windows and doors can be one of the most vulnerable areas of the house, you can have the best security on the planet, but if someone tries to smash through your windows there isn’t a lot you can do.
However, insulated windows and doors are much harder to break because there are twice as many panes of glass for them to get through - they won’t even stick around to get through the second! Take the jump and get insulated windows, you could protect your personal belongings too.
Energy Efficient - Insulating your windows and doors can also help lower your energy bills. Because the insulation keeps out any cold drafts, you’ll find yourself using your heating less, therefore reducing your energy bills and your carbon footprint!
Insulating your windows and doors will be a worthwhile investment for your home, and save you money in the long run.
Increase Property Value - Insulated windows come with heaps of benefits so it’s only right that they should add value to your property?
Window and door replacements get one of the BEST returns on investment of any home improvement. If you are worried about making a big decision like changing your windows, think about the future effect, you can expect to receive the cost of what you spend on your windows back on the cost of the house when you come to sell. It’s a win-win really!
Easy Maintenance - Some people assume that because you have extra panes of glass, it means extra work to maintain, however insulated glass is just as easy to maintain. Cleaning insulated windows comes with low maintenance and doesn't have to be done very often.
If you are thinking about replacing the windows and doors in your home you should consider insulated glass windows. Adding insulated windows to your home can provide you with lower energy bills, all the way to better home security.
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