Why Double Glazing Is The Future Of Windows, And They Look Awesome
If your home is looking a little under the weather or let’s just say rundown, there are some things that you can do to spiffy it up in a hurry. Of course, things you can do yourself, like mowing, trimming, and weeding the yard, can only go so far. Those things are great, and they do need to be done, but at some point, pressure washing the outside, repainting, and then installing new windows will give you a whole new look.
If You’re Looking For Curb Appeal, The Yard And Cleaning Comes First
After a long hard winter, there’s always leaves, branches and other debris that needs to be cleaned up. Then cutting the grass, weeding the gardens and hosing off the concrete should really make things look better.
The next step is to hose off the outside of your home. Many months of damp, humid weather allows mildew to grow and you won’t notice it so much until it’s gone. In most cases, just a strong water pressure can do the job, but if you have to, some chlorine bleach and a brush with a long handle will kill all the mold. Hose it well afterward, and follow the instructions on the bottle to remain safe.
If You Really Want Curb Appeal, New Windows Are In Order
Older windows have really lost their look. The new windows that have come out, whether they’re aluminum or vinyl, look far better and will last for many years without much care. In addition to that, the new double glazing that is now standard on almost all new windows is far more energy efficient than the old windows.
Remember, not only was the technology of the old windows outdated and antiquated but since they’re old, they’re leaking cold air into your home even when the wind isn’t blowing. Since they’re single pane, they also let heat transfer to the outside straight through the glass. This creates a constant cold air draft, unrelated to the wind, because cold air sinks and then draws more warm air to replace it, that’s a draft.
The Beauty Of Double Glazing
The best quality double glazing will be with vinyl frames that insulate far better than you old wooden frames, they have two pieces of glass with an argon gas in between. This is the best of all worlds, the outside glass will stop the first wave of coldness, then the argon gas will prevent the cold from transferring to the second pane. So, even in the coldest months, your inside pane of glass will feel only slightly cool, but never cold.
You’ll never again experience ice on the insides of your windows, they’ll never get that cold ever again. Gone will be the wind that blows straight through, and same with the drafts from the cold convection currents. Your home will be warm, when it says it’s warm, that’s what you’ll notice immediately.
Another great thing that may hit you right away if you live on a busy street, is there won’t be any noise coming from the outside like there was before. It’s way better than an extra layer of towels over the windows, if you’re one of those night shift workers that needs to sleep.
If you haven’t considered replacing your old windows with some new, double glazed, high tech, vinyl windows, it’s time you visited your home improvement store and watched a thorough presentation. Once you see how easy they are to clean, you’ll be sold immediately.