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These days there are a number of ways to improve your property to reduce your monthly bills. If you want your property to be more energy efficient and cheaper to heat, then one of the best options open to you will be double glazing installation. With two panes of glass, double glazed windows are more efficient at insulating. In other words, they help to keep your home nice and toasty for less.

However, purchasing double glazing for a property can be an expensive undertaking, especially for larger homes. As such, it is important to know about the respective pros and cons before you commit.

If you decide to have double glazing installed, be sure to have it done by a qualified and experienced local glazier. As well as making sure that the windows ordered for your property are the correct size, they will also ensure that the windows are fitted correctly and without any gaps. For even more advice on how to make your property more energy efficient, it can be worth speaking to an experienced electrician.

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Double Glazing: The Pros

  • Cheaper heating - The biggest advantage by far for double glazing is that it will be much better at insulating your home than regular windows. In short, the two panels will reduce the amount of heat escaping from your property while also keeping cold air out. This can make it much cheaper to heat your property. Depending on the size of your home, you could end up saving hundreds every year!
  • Noise reduction - Double glazing is also effective at insulating a home from outside noise. This can make it an extremely useful feature for city and suburban homes, or for buildings that create a lot of noise and do not want to annoy the neighbours.
  • Property value - As a feature, double glazing is often well sought-after. Having double glazing installed in your property could greatly increase its appeal, along with its value.
  • Security - The design of double glazing makes it much tougher than standard windows. Because double glazing is more difficult to break, it can deter any thieves inspecting your home for easy entry points.

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Double Glazing: The Cons

  • Cost - By far the biggest hang-up that people have about double glazing is its price. The cost of double glazing can seem quite high, especially when compared to standard windows. However, it is important to remember just how much money double glazing can save when it comes to your of heating bills. Over time, your new double glazing could even pay for itself.
  • Repairs - Aside from the initial cost, one of the worst things about double glazing is that it can be very difficult to repair. If the seal is not airtight, condensation can appear between the panes. Because they are already sealed, however, the panes cannot just be replaced individually. More often than not, an entirely new window will need to be installed. This is another reason why only professional double glazers should be hired for the installation.
  • Appearance - Relatively speaking, at least as far as houses are concerned, double glazing is a fairly recent invention. As such, it tends to stick out like a sore thumb on older looking properties. While it is possible to buy double glazing with a custom design for more unique properties, this type of service tends to be quite expensive.
  • The heat - In winter, you want as little heat to be able to escape your property as possible. This is a job that double glazing does excellently! Unfortunately, come summer this insulating effect and lack of ventilation can quickly make a home feel overheated. While you could simply open the windows, critics will often point out how this can let summer insects indoors.