As it gets colder outside, many homeowners struggle to keep their home warm and it can sometimes feel like your heating simply isn’t doing its job properly. Often, the issue isn’t to do with your central heating system though, it is to do with your windows and if you have single glazed windows, upgrading these to double glazing could be the solution to your heating problems during the winter. 

 

Whilst all new houses have to be built with double glazed windows these days, there are still lots of properties that have single glazing and if you’ve been contemplating upgrading your windows for some time now, it is undeniably worthwhile doing before the winter sets in. Carrying out this home improvement sooner rather than later is always recommended and below is a list of reasons why you should reach out to a double glazing supplier and upgrade your windows to make your home ready for winter.

 

Prevent draughts coming in through your windows 

 

There are a number of things that can cause your windows to let in cold draughts, including worn seals, damaged hinges and cracked frames, all of which can be solved by upgrading to double glazed windows. Not only will new frames solve these problems, but double glazing itself will also stop heat coming in and escaping through the glass itself too, eliminating all draughts. 

 

Save money on your energy bills 

 

Due to the fact that your heating system won’t have to work as hard or be turned up as high to keep your home warm during the cold winter months, you will also notice a big difference in your energy bills. Double glazing can make your home much more energy-efficient and this is all thanks to the added layer of insulation in this type of window. 

 

Block out the noisy winter weather 

 

Whilst we’re lucky that the weather isn’t too extreme here in the UK, we do still experience wind, rain and hail, all of which can be very noisy. When you upgrade your single glazed windows, you will also benefit from the noise reduction qualities of double glazing. The insulated panes will help to block all common outdoor noises, so you will have a more peaceful winter. 

 

Ensure your indoor noise doesn’t disturb your neighbours

 

Not only can new double glazing help to prevent outdoor noise from disturbing you, but it will also help to prevent you from disturbing your neighbours too. Lots of people have parties over the winter period and when it’s too cold to go outside people gather indoors instead, so the insulated panes in double glazing will help to make your indoor noise hard to hear as well. 

 

Keep your home safe and secure 

 

If you’re planning a sunny winter getaway or you’re spending time at family and friends this winter, you can leave your home knowing that it is much more secure if you have installed double glazed windows. Your windows are known for being the weakest point of your home, but thankfully, modern double glazed solutions are much more difficult to break through. 

 

Reduce the likelihood of problems with condensation

 

As you’re probably already aware, condensation can cause a whole host of problems and many suffer from extreme condensation during the winter months. When you upgrade to double glazed windows, you won’t have to worry as much about the damp and mould that condensation commonly causes and you can have a much less stressful winter in this regard. 

 

Getting a double glazed windows quote 

 

All in all, there really is no denying that if you currently have single glazed windows at your property, then it is definitely worthwhile upgrading to double glazing this winter. You can guarantee that installing double glazed windows is always a worthwhile investment and when you’re warm and cosy this winter but your energy bills aren’t sky high, you will thank yourself for carrying out this home improvement. 

 

If you would like to get a double glazed window quote, please don’t hesitate to contact our team here at Brackenwood. We are double glazing suppliers and have been helping homeowners upgrade their windows for many years now. Our friendly team will happily supply you with a double glazed windows quote based on your specific requirements. We understand that many are worried that they won’t be able to afford double glazing prices, so we even provide a number of finance options too, making our products more affordable for everyone.