Does double-glazing windows really make a difference?

Windows are an indispensable element in your home. It connects your home to the outdoor environment and harvests natural lights and airflow to elevate the overall atmosphere.

What is double glazing?

While standard windows offer a variety of benefits and utilities to your homes, upgrading them to double-glazing will further your advantages and optimisation.

Double-glazing windows contain two glass panes joined by a spacer and separated by a gap ranging from 6mm to 20mm.

The structural difference between double-glazed and single-glazed windows is the spacing between these separated panes. They function by trapping a layer of still air between two glass panes which serves as insulation. The more air trapped in a wall or window, the better the heat transfer resistance.

Let’s explore the four main benefits that double-glazing windows provide.

1. Efficiently regulate the hot and cold climate

Its unique insulating capabilities make the home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter by preventing heat or cold flow between the two panes. This not only makes the house more comfortable year-round, but it also minimizes the need for artificial heating and cooling. Quality double glazing is not one of those energy-efficient solutions that can only inefficiently minimize heat loss or gain—or both.

2. Lower power bills

As the cost of living and inflation rate is on the rise, finding ways to reduce your energy consumption is crucial. Implementing double-glazed windows throughout your home will help you manage your energy usage efficiently, as it reduces the utilization of artificial heating and cooling to stay comfortable. Furthermore, having double-glazed windows will provide better thermoregulation and take less energy to heat or cool a room. While this contributes to lower energy bills, it also reduces environmental impacts.

3. Reduces outdoor noise

Sealed double-glazed windows reduce the passage of mid-to-high frequency frequencies, eventually preventing undesirable external noise from entering your house. Furthermore, the wider the space between two window panels, the lower the noise frequencies. This is one of the most effective strategies to reduce noise pollution and improve your home’s noise-reduction properties.

4. Less condensation on windows

Condensation is reduced by eliminating the source of the problem, which is a cold window. The internal glass pane remains near ambient temperature, lowering the possibility of condensation. This is significant since accumulated dampness might lead to mould problems later.

Double-glazed windows undoubtedly provide significant benefits to your home.

As standard, Enso Homes provide double-glazing windows throughout, giving your home higher energy efficiency. Contact our New Home Sales Consultant Michael Badman today on 0438 428 103 to chat about your upcoming building plan.

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