Are you a homeowner currently thinking of renovating your house? Are you busy picking out the new styles and color schemes? Are you intending to do a full makeover for your home?
Well, if you have answered all those questions in the affirmative, then its time you started to think a bit out of the box. Anyone can put a new coat of paint over their house and buy new trendy pieces of furniture. That’s just plain old cosmetic surgery. But, it takes an absolute genius to think up of a plan where the house undergoes a total transformation and starts to pay for itself! Feeling already intrigued, are you? Have you ever thought how cool it would be if you didn’t have to pay the high heating costs during winter? It might sound a bit exaggerated, but it is the truth. You can save a huge part of your annual heating and electricity bill if you can just get over the replacement windows cost!
That’s right. Get new eco-friendly, energy-saving and super stylish Double-Glazed windows! Or, if you want to save more money in the long-run, get Triple-Glazed windows. These are the newest measures being taken by smart people all over the world, who are just fed up with the rising household energy consumption costs. If you need more information regarding the window rating schemes being implemented, check out this really helpful website-http://www.energydoubleglazing.org/faq/index.html. It contains all the things you would want to know about Energy efficient windows and how to go about selecting the best ones out there.
Now, if you are too busy to check out that site, don’t worry. This article contains most of the info you will need to go forward with what could well be the best decision of your life!
Okay, first step. Find a good window-fitter. We cannot help but stress thing point too often that, while DIY is a cool idea, it’s also a pretty risky idea. There are plenty of things that can go wrong, so it really is best to let the experts handle the installation of double-glazed windows. Also, since these windows will be wider than your old ones, you will have to change the window frames as well. Why is wider? Well, for starters there are two sheets of glass that are being held in place with the help of metal strips called spacers. Also, there is going to be a layer of air between the two layers. Totally that would be around 16-20mm width. That air in between is vital as it provides the necessary insulation between the two layers of glass.
Now, once you find reliable window fitters who will not cost you an arm and a leg, it will be time to decide on the type of glass and frames that you will need. Where you live and what you are willing to pay will form the basis of this decision. So, if you are living up north where the sun shines very briefly, opt for low e-glass. Conversely, those living down in the warmer south zones will have to invest in insulated frames and glass.