Double glazing has a number of benefits over single glazing. It is an ideal choice to improve your home’s energy efficiency, as the layer of insulation between the secondary glazing panels ensures maximum heat retention inside your home and minimum heat loss from the outside pane. This also reduces the noise pollution that enters your home.
In addition to noise insulation and saving on your energy bills, the double glazing cost could be a wise investment, as it may increase your property value.
Thanks to the strength and durability of uPVC windows, they can last for as long as 30 years when properly maintained. We offer up to 15 Year Guarantee on all our windows and doors. Do bear in mind though that, as windows age, the energy rating may be affected and coloured uPVC windows can fade in appearance.
We can't give you an exact figure for your window replacement cost, as there is no standard pricing and the cost of your replacement windows will depend on a wide variety of factors. These include your home, the specific window product and design you choose, the finishing options, such as sills, glazing, colours and handles, as well as the manufacturing quality and the time taken by our fitters to install your windows.
uPVC is completely safe and non-toxic, as well as being highly regulated during its production process. Burning PVC can release dioxins, which can be harmful to the environment.
When it comes to deciding between uPVC, timber and aluminium, it can sound like a difficult decision to make. After all, uPVC would have a hard time sounding as sleek and sophisticated as its counterparts. However, it’s worthwhile noting the following:
- It won’t rot, swell or need repainting like wood, as it's weatherproof and low maintenance
- It’s much more thermally efficient than timber and even more so than aluminium
- uPVC is much more cost effective – both timber and aluminium demand a much higher price tag
- It’s much more weather resilient – both timber and aluminium suffer stress from the Irish cold elements
To keep your uPVC windows in the best condition, you should clean them around four times a year using warm water, washing up liquid and a sponge.
Condensation can sometimes occur between double glazing panels. This is caused by the sealant around the double glazed glass failing and allowing the warm air from inside your home to enter the air gap between panes. Condensation will then form as the surface temperature of the double glazed window is cooler than the room. If you see this, it is time to replace or upgrade your old windows.
At EcoSolution, our windows are manufactured to the highest standards to stop any condensation, leaks or draught between the glass panes. Contact us today to get a quote on your replacement windows.
Much of the energy saving benefit is made in the jump from single glazed windows to A-rated double glazing. Whilst there are incremental savings to be made from double glazing to triple glazing, it is often in our experience not offset by the additional cost of triple glazed windows.
Our recommendation to our customers is that double glazing strikes the best balance between cost and the benefits of excellent thermal insulation, noise reduction and a positive energy rating. We would only recommend triple glazing for a few cases such as living close to a very busy road where there are advantages to their sound reduction.