A guide about glass supply and installation for your home
New developments in window, door and conservatory installation means that replacing your existing glass can be a valuable investment. Today’s products are stronger, safer, provide greater insulation and are more aesthetically pleasing than those fitted even just ten years ago. You may be surprised at what a difference a glass installation firm can make to your property. These advantages make looking into replacing existing windows, doors and conservatories a wise decision.
Why should I employ a glass supply and installation firm?
If you are considering putting your house up for sale, new windows can add value to your property. You may have bought a house which has ramshackle windows which need replacing. Or you may want to give your home a facelift, by adding new windows or a conservatory.
The choice of styles of doors and windows is growing. You might now be given the option of having sliding doors and windows which open vertically, horizontally, or both. Skylights can also make a big difference to an attic room by adding much-needed extra natural light, instantly making the space seem large and airy.
If your property does not have double-glazed windows, you are likely to be spending more on energy bills than you would otherwise. The two panes of glass used in double glazing mean that heat does not escape so readily, and these windows are also much stronger than standard. Locks on the latest designs of windows and doors are often made of stainless steel – a very durable material. They may also have multiple locks, adding security to your home.
The cavity between the panes of glass also means that the new windows are likely to offer some sound proofing for your home. This will be particularly noticeable if you live on a busy road or in a noisy area.
The modern PVCu windows are completely weatherproof, unlike wooden or metal frames which can rot or rust after exposure. They are also much easier to maintain – there is no need to paint or sand down the window frames. Wiping dirt away is all the upkeep they require.
Condensation and misting will no longer be a nuisance if you get double glazed glass fitted. No more dripping window panes and soggy window sills!
Furthermore, the very fact that the doors and windows are new means that they are likely to stronger and more secure than a door or window which needs replacing.
More than 200,000 conservatories are built every year. Having a conservatory fitted can make your entire house feel much bigger. If it is south-facing, or if you have heating fitted, you can use the conservatory all year round as a relaxation area, play room or study. The heat can be useful for growing plants, and the natural light is also an attraction.