Is double glazing a good or bad investment?

Windows allow us to experience aspects of being inside and outside at the same time regardless of the weather. They are an important part of every property. If you’ve started to realize that your windows are looking a little worse for wear, don’t allow yourself to be put off by the usual anxieties about replacing them!

 

Are windows a good investment?

The most common worry is the financial cost. This is completely understandable but when you consider windows as an investment as opposed to a one time purchase, you may feel more at ease. The average lifetime of double glazed windows is 20 years, which can go up to 35. Purchasing new efficient windows will inevitably save you money during this time. Ineffective or old windows fail to keep the heat in during the winter months and ventilate buildings effectively during the summer. This leads to higher energy bills as it means having to grudgingly put the heating back on earlier in the year than you’d like and then power cooling fans during the hotter months. Replacing your windows at the right time means avoiding these high bills and making your space more comfortable. Newer windows can also increase the value of your property which means you could profit from replacing your windows one day. 

If it’s your first time purchasing windows, the process may seem daunting or a “hassle”. However, help is always at hand to help make your experience stress free. All you have to do is pick the type which are right for you and then it’s down to the professionals to install them. This takes less than a day and can even be completed within a couple of hours depending on the size of the job. 

It is important when replacing your windows to think of them as the key to the creation of a pleasant indoor atmosphere whether that be in the workplace or at home. 

 

Why windows are a good investment for your home. 

Windows come in such a wide variety nowadays that the choice you make can completely change the aesthetic of your home. Smaller windows may make your home feel more private or secluded. Or you might be someone who prefers to have a wider fitting window to look out from and have more light shine in. When the unpredictable Scottish weather takes a turn for the worse, you can kick back with a warm cuppa and watch the chaos take place outside. A lazy Saturday morning is so much more satisfying when it’s accompanied by the sound of rain pattering against the window and the relief of not having to make the daily commute or do the school run. New double or even triple glazing windows keep you cosy inside without any pesky drafts or dampness making their way inside to ruin these relaxing times.

 

Why windows are a good investment for your workplace.

Offices can feel uncomfortable and stuffy during the summer months. New windows have the magical ability to make a cramped room suddenly seem spacious and breathable by letting the sun shine through. They allow a breeze to find its way inside and cool down the poor employees who slave away inside whilst the rest of the country celebrates the (rare) spike in temperature. Windows help provide a positive and comfortable atmosphere for staff which is likely to encourage productivity. 

 

Why windows are a good investment for the environment.

As previously mentioned, efficient windows save energy in the long run. This benefits the planet as well as your bank account.  With climate change becoming an increasing concern, most of us are making more of an effort to reduce our carbon footprint. Saving energy also means reducing the amount of CO2 emissions released into the atmosphere. Taking the lifespan of windows into account, this can be a significant reduction.  

So when it comes to replacing your windows, it’s important to remember that they are an extremely worthy investment. You will most likely have these windows for over two decades. New efficient windows will improve the look and feel of your space. Windows can help you achieve whatever atmosphere you desire.