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Advantages Of uPVC Windows: What Do They Offer?By admin
Monday, 22 October 2018
Brr! Winter is well and truly here, and with many parts of the UK experiencing heavy snow this year, there’s never been a better time to consider ways to keep your home cosy. This, along with reducing your energy bills!
Nobody wants to spend more than they need to, especially when heating their home. Think what you could do with the money you save! A holiday to the Caribbean, a new car, or that brand new kitchen you’ve been dreaming of!
By investing in new uPVC windows for your home, you could slash the cost of your energy bills and enjoy a more comfortable home, all year round. So what are the advantages of uPVC windows? Let’s find out…
No More Chilly Evenings
If huddling under a blanket on the couch and wearing half the contents of your wardrobe to bed sounds familiar, perhaps it’s time to think about installing triple glazing!
Many properties across the UK, in particular period and older properties, still have single panes of glass rather than double or triple glazing.
Not only does this affect your home’s energy rating, costing you more in energy bills-it also leaves you shivering on chilly evenings!
Triple Protection To Halt Heat Loss
In countries like Canada and parts of Scandinavia, harsh Winters mean triple glazing is a common feature in most homes. As weather in the UK begins to get more extreme, it’s something we need to think about here as well.
The right uPVC windows help trap heat in your home and improve your home’s thermal efficiency, so you’ll be warm and cosy all year. This is one of the advantages of uPVC windows – the ability to triple glaze!
Save Money on Energy Bills
If you dread the moment the quarterly energy bill drops onto the mat, or the day your energy direct debit leaves your bank account, we have some great news.
Installing triple glazing in your home is one of the most effective ways to save money on your energy bills. All properties lose heat through their windows; in fact, up to 20% of heat loss occurs through the windows.
Triple glazing has three panes of glass in a sealed frame. Between each pane there is a very small gap filled with insulating gas or air. More panes of glass and layers of air or gas makes it harder for heat to escape from your home, providing effective insulation from the cold.
Another one of the major advantages of uPVC windows is that they make your home a more attractive prospect to buyers. If you’re selling your home, then you’ll need to provide prospective buyers with a copy of an EPC (Energy Property Certificate)
Enjoy A Quiet Night’s Sleep
As anybody who lives next to a busy road knows, traffic can make it incredibly difficult to sleep at night or enjoy a lazy lie in at the weekend. Triple glazed uPVC windows are the answer if noise pollution is stopping you from drifting off to the land of nod.
With three panes of glass, triple glazing provides an effective sound barrier which will reduce noise in your home, so you don’t need to crank up the volume on the TV to hear your favourite show.
Make Your Home More Attractive to Buyers
Another one of the major advantages of uPVC windows is that they make your home a more attractive prospect to buyers. If you’re selling your home, then you’ll need to provide prospective buyers with a copy of an EPC (Energy Property Certificate).
This outlines how energy efficient your home is, as well as how efficient it could be after upgrades to things like insulation, windows and so on.
Most buyers simply want to move in and get settled – the last thing they want is to spend money on insulation, new windows and other energy efficient measures.
If you already have triple glazing installed, this will be reflected in your home’s energy rating, which will let buyers know how much they could expect to spend on their energy bills annually. A more energy efficient property is a more appealing prospect to buyers!
What’s the Downside?
Nothing in life is perfect, and of course there are some downsides to uPVC windows. Installing new windows can be expensive, depending on the size of your home, and how many windows you need.
However, the money you will save on your energy bills in the long-term, and the added level of comfort in your home makes the advantages of uPVC windows more than worthwhile.
Find More Advantages of uPVC Windows
If the idea of saving money on your energy bills and being cosier on the couch appeals to you, why not get in touch with us here at Home Logic to get a free, no-obligation uPVC windows quote today?
Just give our friendly advisors a call on 0800 1700 636 to find out more, or click the button below to get the ball rolling today!
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