People choose to replace their home’s windows for several reasons. Firstly, they replace windows in order to improve energy efficiency. This will result in comfortable living all year round, with much lower costs incurred for heating and cooling the home. It is important to understand that there are different types of window glass available. Choosing the right type of glass for your home is just as important as getting the right type of prescription for your eyeglasses. Even though your new windows will look beautiful, they might not be truly efficient.
On average, a home loses about 10% of the heat through doors and windows. By choosing the proper, efficient type of glazing for your windows you will reduce heat loss, thus maintaining your home warmer during the winter and cooler during the summer.
Another reason for choosing the right type of window glass for your window is to reduce noise. With properly insulating windows, you will also enjoy a quieter home. If your home is located in a noisy neighbourhood or close to high-traffic roads, investing in the right type of window glass for your home represents the best solution.
Next, people choose top quality window glass for their homes for security reasons. Installing impact-resistant windows in your home will offer protection in case of extreme weather conditions for example. Impact resistant glass will not shatter even if broken, and this will further offer protection for you and your family members from accidents caused by broken glass. Tree branches and different objects might easily break a window during a high-speed wind. In such cases, impact resistant windows are not exposed to the risk of breaking or cracking.
Impact glass windows protect even the contents of your home. If a window breaks during such a windy season, and rain enters through the broken window this will further cause damages to the interior walls, floors and your important belongings.
When purchasing new windows for your home or replacing the old ones, you should keep in mind the issue of ventilation. Your home must stay properly ventilated to allow fresh air to enter the interior space and at the same time allow damaging moisture to escape from the interior. In case your home does not have a natural type of ventilation, it is of primordial importance to look for a window glass equipped with a vent system.
When looking to purchase new windows for your home, there are several factors you should consider and ask the professionals to redirect you towards the best option to suit your individual needs:
- What are the main reasons for which you need to replace your old windows? Energy efficiency, noise issues, security reasons, aesthetics of the property, etc.
- Consider only top reputable sellers in the industry. Your home is your most precious asset, so you cannot afford to make poor choices
- You can visit a few showrooms if available in order to actually see the window/ type of glass you are looking for in person
- Always choose windows that match well the architectural style of your home
We hope this article gave you the needed information on why window glass is so important today. Save energy with these easy tips.
I'm the founder of Colin's Sash Windows. I disrupted the sash windows market in the UK in 2014 by introducing fixed prices for uPVC sash windows in the UK. Before this they were generally only available at very high prices through window installers. Today our business is one of the market leaders in supply only windows, doors and roofs in the UK.