If you are building a new house, you have probably heard vaguely about double-glazed windows and the many benefits that they offer. But what are they anyway? In a few short words, they are two panes of glass that are layered and framed so that they become one window. However, there is a layer of inert gas between the two panes which traps heat.
If you live in a county that has a harsh winter, having double-glazed windows means that you can heat your home without taking as much energy. As we said before, this type of windows traps heat inside, translating to savings in heating costs.
But aside from reduced heating costs, you will find that these windows also provide soundproofing and protection for your belongings from the harmful rays of the sun, especially if you use glass that provides UV protection.
If you search for it online, you will see that there are many types of double glazed windows out there. While some have wood frames, others are framed with PVC or stainless steel. We are not going to tell you which type of frame is best – that is stuff for another article. However, we are going to tell you that your choice of window panes really depends on the look of your house. In other words, the framing material does not matter as much as the overall look of the windows.
In general, though, old houses tend to look mismatched with the modern look of double-glazed windows. However, you can solve this problem by using your old windows and double glazing them from the inside. This will definitely cost you money, however, the cost does pay for itself because you do not need to pay extra for soundproofing and sun protection for the interior of your house.
There are many choices for color to choose from when getting new windows for you new build home. So you’re not stuck with the plain white or brown that everyone in Ireland seems to have.
Also a composite front door will greatly improve the look from the front garden and something to be proud of.