Does Double Glazing Add Value To My Home?
No matter if you’re thinking of selling, staying put, or even renting, you may be curious about the value of your home. There are many ways to increase the value of your home, including increasing curbside appeal and the efficiency of your home. Double glazing does both. By installing double glazing, your home not only looks smart but you also save money and enjoy peace and quiet year round.
Read on to find out how double glazing can add value to your home!
What is Double Glazing?
Double glazing is a type of window or door with two panes of glass separated by air or gas. As a whole, double glazing is part of what is known as an insulated glass unit or IGU. An IGU includes the glass, the air or gas between the panes and the framing.
When making the most of double glazing, we look at how big the space between the panes is, what is filling the gap between the panes and the window frame. At Thermotek, we use uPVC framing, an argon gas between the panes and multiple Fusion Welded air chambers. For optimum insulation, the glass should be at least 10mm apart.
To summarise, double glazing is a window or door with two panes of glass, space between the panes and frames to suit!
Adding Value with Double Glazing
In the current property market, it can be nerve wracking when deciding how to add value to your home before selling. Property experts across the board agree that double glazing adds value, as it results in an increased energy rating. This energy rating can be the draw you need to bring in buyers.
Expense VS Investment
When receiving quotes for double glazing, it is important to understand where your windows are coming from, and the long term benefits they provide. Double glazing is a long term investment in the energy efficiency of your home. With up to 20 years of benefits, double glazing is an accessible investment for both sellers, buyers and those who are simply looking to upgrade!
The Benefits of Double Glazing
Double glazing provides a myriad of benefits to your home. From energy efficiency and insulation to noise reduction and additional safety, there are many reasons why double glazing increases the value of your home.
Double glazing provides superior energy efficiency. When you combine the two panes of glass with insulating gases and quality window seals, you create a product which prevents excess heat loss in winter, and keeps you cool in summer. The gas inside the windows helps to stop cool air from entering your home in winter, and keeps the inside of your home warmer for longer without constant heating. The quality and secure seals on the uPVC framing also prevent any gaps or holes, which decrease temperature control.
Older windows often leak air, letting the heat in during summer as a result of poor frames and single glass panes. This puts strain on your heating and cooling units, and can leave you with large energy bills as a result. It also makes your home less comfortable to live in!
Energy efficiency is a big draw for potential buyers, and can be a real selling point for those advertising your home for sale. Double glazing is an easy, effective and long-lasting solution to improve the energy efficiency of your home or build.
Reduced Energy Bills
As a result of the energy efficiency, you will save money year round on energy bills! Your heating and cooling units won’t have to work half as hard, and during peak season you will be able to control the temperature at home with ease. With regulated temperatures around your home, gone are the days of sitting in front of a fan or cooling unit to stay cool!
You will instantly notice the difference in bills, and this benefit can be a real draw for those looking to buy.
Do you live near a road, in a busy neighborhood or close to businesses? This may put off buyers, but double glazing will provide necessary noise reduction and ensure that nose pollution isn’t a problem! The extra glass and insulating gas helps to break up sound waves and lessen the noise that enters your home, creating a peaceful place to live and work.
In short, double glazing windows are harder to break and noisy when broken. When combined with uPVC framing, double glazing windows fit perfectly into your home and are hard to be forced open. Wooden frames are often bendable and breakable, creating a potential safety hazard. This isn’t a problem with uPVC!
Australian Double Glazing
Where your double glazing products are made directly impact the quality and climate they can withstand. It is common for double glazing windows and doors to be made in Europe, where the weather conditions vary greatly from those in Australia. This may result in your windows deteriorating faster than they should, or not working as efficiently.
By purchasing Australian made double glazing products, not only do you support a small business but you also ensure your windows are made for the ever changing Australian climate. It is worth finding an Australian manufacturer like Thermotek Windows & Doors for peace of mind, ease of communication and quality products.
By investing in Australian made double glazing, you can ensure the value of your home is increased as much as possible. Australian made products are sure to conform to all necessary standards, and will last years without need for repairs or replacements.
Thermotek Windows & Doors
Thermotek Windows & Doors is an Australian double glazing company. At Thermotek, we make windows and doors for Australians, by Australians. We pride ourselves on providing a quality product, easy and professional customer service and styles to suit all homes and builds. Our uPVC double glazing windows and doors have improved the lives of hundreds of Australians, and we are always here to answer any questions!
Our double glazing windows come in a number of styles to suit any build or renovation.
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