Putting together an overhaul of your existing home and trying to figure out the best way to insulate it, comes with a whole host of questions. There are many different ways to add proper insulation to your home, and one of the most obvious answers is to think about the state of your windows and whether or not they are doing a good job of keeping draughts out of the home and maintaining good levels of energy efficiency for the property. It can be difficult to properly insulate period properties especially, and this is where a repair or replacement of timber sash windows can offer an easy way to improve this aspect of a property whilst improving the aesthetic standards of the property at the same time.
One way in which owners of period properties can increase the effectiveness of insulation is to add double glazing sash windows, replacing single pane sash windows that may have been in place for decades, or even centuries. Insulating period properties with double glazing is a simple solution that can help to drastically reduce the energy bills associated with the property and to accentuate the performance of the existing energy systems. Double glazing is a simple premise, creating a space of air between two panes of glass that makes a window immediately more energy efficient. It keeps the cold air outside and the warm air inside, whilst reducing noise pollution in both directions. It can make such a big difference during the winter to have double glazing.
Secondary glazing on wooden sash windows allows you to add that extra layer of glass whilst maintaining that look of sash windows that we all know and love. By upgrading and repairing or replacing your current sash windows with timber sash windows and double glazing, your property will benefit immediately from greater energy efficiency without spoiling the look.
As well as the double glazing, the use of timber frames as part of a sash window project boosts the eco-friendly nature of the project. Timber is a low energy material with an extremely long lifespan. Companies that also use recycled, environmentally friendly timber, as part of sash window projects, add something else to help you as a homeowner to reduce your carbon footprint significantly. Timber is also a natural insulator, helping to maintain cool temperatures during the summer and warmer temperatures in the winter months. Your energy bills will remain at a steady, acceptable level, as you won’t need to turn the heating right up due to lost heat through your windows.
As you can see, adding double glazed sash windows to your property has the double-edged benefit of improving the insulation of your home whilst using eco-friendly materials to do so. Not only that, but a timber sash window replacement of your existing windows is a great way to improve the look of your home if you are in the middle of a wider home renovation project. A good supplier of sash windows will offer you the best advice on whether to replace or repair existing sash windows and has the knowledge on how double-glazing sash windows have become a popular choice for homeowners and property developers looking to significantly improve insulation on their properties.