Old windows can add architectural character to a home, but they can also be a hindrance to attempts at making a safer, quieter, and more energy-efficient home as well. Normally, old windows stand to benefit from a complete replacement with newer, superior windows such as double-glazed windows.
But it is possible to retain old windows whilst installing a new pane over top with the help of Stop Noise’s patented technology of window installation. Here’s how new windows (especially those of Stop Noise) can benefit your home:
- Reduce Energy Costs
Although it depends largely on the type and size of the window as well as its location within the home, double glazing significantly reduces energy costs within the home. There are many variables involved, so it’s worthwhile (without getting too technical) having a look at Efficient Glazing’s online tool which allows users to calculate energy savings from different types of window.
Since you’ll be spending less on heating and cooling the home with double-glazed windows, over time you’ll end up seeing noticeable savings on your energy bill. For this reason, double-glazing is really an investment that pays itself off over the years quite well.
- Home Security
Single-pane windows are hardly an obstacle for a clever burglar. Even with locks in place, burglars with patience and tools can easily crack open these windows and get into your home. Double-glazed windows, on the other hand, are an instant repellant to most burglars since they’re a lot harder to break into, especially if the window locks are placed behind two panes of glass as is typical.
- Reduction in Noise
Australia’s guide to environmentally-sustainable homes, YourHome, clearly states that double glazing can have noticeable reductions in noise within the home. This is made more evident when an air gap of no less than 100 mm separates both panes.
If you live in an urban area or if noise is a problem for you in rural areas, the effects can be significant. Everything from cars to loud parties nearby can keep you up at night, getting in the way of a good night’s sleep. Double-glazing lets you get a restful sleep in your abode without being woken up by everything that passes by your home.
- Better Aesthetics
When it comes to aesthetics, small details in your home go a long way to making a lasting impression. Windows are an obvious point of interest, and they definitely get noticed by prospective homebuyers and visitors. Single-pane windows are really a thing of the past. Although newer manufactured single-pane windows do have their uses, double-glazing is all the rage because of its many benefits and is seen as a standard, if not expected feature of all homes nowadays.
- Increase Home Equity
As mentioned, double-glazed windows are an investment. Not only do they pay themselves off in energy savings over time, but they also boost the curb appeal and overall value of your home. Much like having a well-maintained and high-quality roof over your head, double-glazed windows add value thanks to their many benefits.
Experience the benefits of Stop Noise’s window installation process for yourself and gain all of the above benefits (and more). Contact our window installation experts today to find out more about our unique service approach.