Is it worth upgrading my double glazing?

by | Aug 30, 2021 | Homeowner Advice, Resource Centre

FlexibleWhen double glazing first came on the market it was sold as a product that needed very little maintenance and would last a long time. It’s true that double glazing does have an exceptional lifespan when it’s looked after well. However, it sometimes makes good sense to install new double glazing. In this article, we’ll look at a few reasons why it can be a good idea. We hope it will answer some of your questions if you’re considering upgrading your double glazing.

Upgrading my double glazing to improve the energy efficiency of my home

Double glazing has seen some incredible advances since the early days. One of the biggest changes is in its thermal efficiency. Modern double glazing has to meet minimum legal requirements for thermal efficiency and is much better at keeping your home warmer in winter and cooler in summer.
It isn’t just that modern double glazing is more thermally efficient. If you have older double glazing, you may have noticed the seals have started to fail, which means your windows may be letting in more draughts than they used to. Modern double glazing will put a stop to those draughts.
Overall, if you would like to have lower heating bills or are looking at ways to reduce your carbon footprint, modern double glazing could be the answer. By choosing aluminium double glazing, you’re making a sound environmental choice too because aluminium is endlessly recyclable.

Upgrading my double glazing to improve the appearance of my home

If you want to give your home a facelift, upgrading your double glazing could be just the way to do it.
The original double glazing was a very practical product. It needed less maintenance and was more thermally efficient than traditional timber windows. On the other hand, it wasn’t always very attractive!
Modern double glazing is very different. There are all sorts of styles on offer from sleek modern minimalistic frames to frames that replicate heritage designs beautifully.
It means that there is no need to compromise when it comes to your double glazing. You can choose low maintenance thermally efficient windows that look good too. If you live in a modern home, you can make a stunning modern style statement with today’s slimline double glazing. Equally, if you live in a period home, you can restore its period appearance without losing the benefits of modern double glazing.

Upgrading my double glazing to improve the security of my home

If you’re concerned about protecting your home and loved ones, take a look at your windows. Older double glazing isn’t always as secure as modern alternatives.
For example, older double glazing was externally beaded. This means that the glass was fixed into the frames on the outside. It makes it easy to remove to gain access to your home. Today’s double glazing is always internally beaded, which means it is harder to break into your home.
The locks, handles and hinges used on modern double glazing are also much more secure than older alternatives. They have to meet minimum legal requirements for security. There are upgrades that take security to the highest levels and many products come with reassuring guarantees.
Upgrading your double glazing could help to make your home more secure so you can sleep easy at night.

Upgrading your double glazing with Capital Windows

If you are considering upgrading your double glazing, it’s important to choose a reputable company so you know you’re fitting the best for your home.
Here at Capital Windows, we’ve got 40 years’ experience manufacturing and installing an exceptional range of aluminium windows and doors. All our products are precision-made to order at our manufacturing facility in Uxbridge and fitted by our team of experts. In short, choosing Capital Windows is a wise decision.