There’s a wealth of information about the benefits of using high-quality windows in your new home or replacing your current windows with newer products. Most of that information focuses on saving energy and enhancing the appearance of your property. These are definitely two key factors that should influence your decision because they are proven benefits.
But there’s another benefit that could be just as important to homeowners, family members, and guests that doesn’t involve saving money on heating and cooling bills and doesn’t involve making the property look more attractive. This benefit, however, can do a lot to increase the value of the home to you and to potential buyers who might be viewing your home with real estate agents.
What’s the Benefit?
If you choose uPVC double-glazed windows, you can significantly reduce the level of outside noise in your home. This additional noise can be a problem for those trying to sleep or for those trying to carrying on a conversation. In general terms, sound proof windows can greatly enhance the quality of life for you, for family members, and for guests.
As is the case with heat loss, single-glazed windows are not efficient when it comes to reducing or eliminating noise. With double glazing and laminated glass, you can reduce the impact of external noise because the newest window designs include a double-compression seal design and multiple latching points. Tests have shown that exterior sound can be reduced by 40dB with these new windows.
If this is not enough to convince you to get in touch with a leading provider of quality windows, perhaps you should look more closely at the energy-efficiency information for new uPVC windows. The frames of these windows are superior to the assembly of wooden windows and even many older aluminium windows. The uPVC construction transfers less heat than aluminium and the double glazing is significantly better at keeping warm air in and cold air out during winter months. Of course, you will also benefit during summer months as the cool air stays in and the hot air remains where it belongs – outside.
This is a good time to consider new windows if for no other reason than increasing the value of your property. These windows are extremely durable, resistant to adverse weather conditions, and low-maintenance. They can be cleaned with water and a mild detergent. In addition, termites don’t damage them and you won’t have to worry about corrosion or wood rot. Consider as well that the sturdy construction and locking mechanisms make your home very secure.
If you’re just as interested in the appearance and ease of use of your windows (who isn’t?), you’ll be happy to hear that these windows are available in several styles including tilt-and-turn, sliding, fixed, and awning designs.
Tilt-and-turn windows are built in the classic European style while awning windows are outstanding for improved ventilation and reduced condensation. Choose sliding windows for a variety of uses or fixed uPVC windows for maximum energy savings.