Energy Efficient Windows-What You Should Know

Posted by Bella Jones on June 24th, 2014 in Window Cleaning
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Each home looses heat through the windows. The truth is that this problem can easily be solved with the help of glazing. Glazed windows keep a home warm and quiet. You will reduce your energy bills and you will feel more safe. You can choose from double glazing, triple glazing or you can simply use heavier curtains.

The benefits of glazed windows are many. The main ones include the smaller energy bills and the fact it makes your home more comfortable by keeping the heat in. It also helps your home become more quite without any disturbing noises from the outside.

Glazed Windows

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Another main key is that glazing prevents condensation that is build-up on the insides of the window surfaces.

The way double-glazed windows are made is pretty simple. The windows are made of two sheets of glass with a small gap between them. The space between them works as an insulating barrier that keeps the heat in. Many believe triple-glazed windows are better than the double-glazed ones but it is not strictly so.

There are many types of energy efficient windows to choose from. They vary depending on how well they stop heat passing through the windows, how much sunlight passes through the glass and what amount of air leaks in and out around the window.

As far as the materials, you can choose from uPVC, wooden, aluminium, steel or composite frames. The uPVC ones last a long time and can be recycled, as well as the aluminium and steel frames. Wooden window frames require maintenance and they are often used in conservation areas. Composite frames are great because they are waterproof.

Choosing energy efficient windows can benefit your house a lot. No matter how warm or cold the weather is, they will certainly help you feel better in your home.

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