As homeowners, we’re constantly seeking ways to enhance the comfort and
aesthetics of our homes. Plus, with the cost of living on a dramatic rise, finding
sustainable solutions that not only reduce immediate expenses but also provide
long-term savings is paramount. In looking for improvements to make around the house that touch on each of these points, more and more homeowners are
discovering the extensive list of benefits that double glazing your windows can
Double glazing can make a massive difference in your home’s comfort, energy
efficiency, noise levels, and more. Plus, with the Thermawood Retrofit Double
Glazing System, you can double glaze your windows without altering your home’s unique character, since we work with your existing timber frames. Keep reading for our top seven reasons why you should consider double glazing your windows.
1. To regulate your home’s temperature
When it comes to maintaining a comfortable indoor environment, double glazing is your secret weapon. These innovative windows are designed to regulate your
home’s temperature, ensuring that you stay cosy in the winter and cool in the
Insulated glass units (IGU’s) consist of two panes of glass with a layer of insulating air or gas trapped between them. This unique design acts as a barrier, preventing heat from escaping during colder months and stopping unwanted heat from entering during warmer months. They create a more consistent and pleasant indoor temperature year-round.
2. To save on energy bills
Energy bills are constantly becoming more shocking as the cost of living climbs.
During the winter months, so much heat from your heat pump is being lost through your windows and during the warmer weather, a large majority of the cool air from your air conditioning is escaping also.
Double glazing minimises the need for artificial heating and cooling systems. By
acting as a barrier against outdoor temperature fluctuations, they help maintain a stable indoor climate. This means you can turn down the thermostat during winter and dial back the air conditioning in summer, without sacrificing comfort. Just wait till you see your energy bills go down!
Investing in double glazing isn’t just about making your home more energy efficient; it’s a long-term strategy that pays dividends. As you enjoy the benefits of a cosier home and lower energy bills, you'll find that these windows practically pay for themselves over time.
3. To reduce noise
Live on a highway, next to noisy neighbours or are simply sick of outside noise?
Completely understandable! Your home is supposed to be a place of relaxation and comfort, so don’t let outside noise invade and interrupt. With double glazing, the insulating layer in between the two glass panes also serves as a barrier against sound waves. This means that traffic noises, neighbourhood chatter and other external disturbances are significantly muffled before they reach the inside of your walls.
Whether you live in a rural area or the city, double glazing has proven to significantly decrease the amount of outside noise seeping through your windows (by as much as 70% with the Thermawood Retrofit Double Glazing System), allowing you to come home after a long day and rest in peace and quiet.
4. To reduce condensation
Condensation occurs when warm, moist air inside your home meets the cold surface of your windows. This can lead to unsightly water droplets forming on the glass causing potential damage to window frames and sills over time. However, insulated glass units (IGU’s) are designed to minimise this occurrence by creating a barrier between indoor and outdoor temperatures. Dealing with persistent condensation can be frustrating and potentially damaging to your window frames.
The insulating layer between the glass panes in double glazing acts as a thermal buffer. It prevents the inner glass from becoming as cold as a single-pane window, which is a key factor in reducing condensation. This means homeowners can enjoy clearer, moisture-free windows that prevent potential further issues like mould growth and wood rot.
5. To boost property value
Double glazing is an excellent way to boost the value of your property. It offers a range of benefits, from increased thermal performance to reduced noise, that appeal to both potential buyers and investors. Buyers today are more discerning than ever, seeking homes that provide not only aesthetics but also practicality and efficiency.
The investment you make in upgrading to double glazing can often yield a high
return on investment. The added property value resulting from these high-performance windows can make your home stand out in a competitive market and potentially fetch a higher selling price. Plus, with the Thermawood Retrofit Double Glazing System, we work with your existing timber frames, instead of replacing them, so you can maintain your home’s charm. This is especially important if your home is affected by a Heritage Overlay.
Whether you’re planning to sell in the near future or simply want to enhance your property’s long-term value, double glazing is a wise choice. It’s an investment that not only pays off in terms of improving living but also leaves a positive impact on your property’s market worth.
6. To be eco-friendly
In an era where environmental consciousness is paramount, double glazing emerges as an eco-friendly champion in the realm of home improvement. These windows not only enhance the comfort of your living space but also contribute to a greener and more sustainable future.
The energy-saving qualities of double glazing also involve the use of materials that align with sustainable practices. Choosing double glazing isn’t just a decision for your immediate comfort, it’s a choice that reflects your commitment to preserving the planet. By embracing these windows, you’re actively participating in the movement towards a more sustainable lifestyle.
7. To increase security
Double glazing can be a smart move to enhance your home’s security. They offer a robust layer of protection against potential intruders. The primary reason for this is their construction- they consist of two panes of glass instead of just one. This design makes it significantly harder for burglars to break through compared to single-pane glazing.
Furthermore, the noise reduction properties of double glazing can act as a deterrent to potential burglars. It makes it difficult for them to assess whether anyone is home, as sounds from inside are muffled.
Double glazing will boost your property’s value, decrease your cost of living, reduce condensation and noise, regulate your home’s temperature, and more. If you’re keen on switching to double glazing, but don’t want to part with your beautifully unique timber frames, the Thermawood Retrofit Double Glazing System is your solution. Thermawood can cleverly replace your single glazing with double glazing whilst keeping your existing timber frames. This way, you’ll be able to experience all the benefits of double glazing and keep your home’s aesthetic. Request a free quote today at https://content.thermawood.com.au/request-quote