If you are considering installing new doors in your home or in your business, you may find yourself wondering about the benefits of double glazed doors. Perhaps you have noticed that your doors let in lots of cold air and that you’re spending unnecessary money on particularly high energy bills, or maybe you want to reduce unwanted external noise to create a calmer and quieter home or office. You may want to increase the safety and security of your building or, simply, upgrade your doors to improve the appearance of your property.
Whatever the reason, there are many benefits to installing double glazed doors in your home or at your workplace. Double glazed windows are constructed using two layers of glass; these two panes are separated by a layer of air or gas (argon is most often used) and then sealed. This layer acts as an efficient barrier between the inside of your home or workplace and cold outside temperatures, providing far better insulation than single glazed windows.
Double glazing was originally developed with the intention to provide better insulation for buildings, however there are many other benefits to having it installed – ones that you may not have even thought about. Below we take a look at a few of these benefits in more detail.
Of course, one of the main benefits of installing double glazing is the improved insulation that it provides. Due to the extra layer of glass and sealed pocket of gas or air, warm air is unable to escape through your windows, providing better insulation. Plus, less cold air is able to enter. A cold property is far more likely to suffer from damp and mould. Not only does damp look and smell unpleasant, but it can also pose a number of health risks to the people living or working in damp areas – from nasty colds and chesty coughs to more serious health conditions such as pneumonia. This is why it is absolutely essential that your building is effectively insulated.
Double glazing can reduce the cost of your energy bills
As discussed above, double glazed windows can effectively insulate your property and prevent warm air from escaping your building. This increased insulation means that you will need to have the heating on far less and, when you do, you will not need to have the heating on at such a high temperature in order to warm up the building, resulting in reduced energy bills. This is particularly beneficial for both home and business owners.
Many of us spend unnecessary money heating up our properties because the warm air from our heating systems escapes through our windows and doors. Investing in double glazing can eliminate this issue and help to retain heat in your building, meaning that you’ll spend far less on heating up your property.
Similarly, as a business owner, you may find that you spend a lot of money cooling down your office during the summer when the temperatures are warm. Just as double glazing helps to retain heat within a building, it also prevents cool air from escaping during the summer, meaning that you will not need to use your air conditioner as often and can cut down on those costly energy bills.
By lowering your energy usage, your carbon footprint will also be reduced, helping you do your bit for the environment.
External noise reduction
If you find yourself constantly disturbed and bothered by outside noise, such as traffic and roadworks, installing double glazed doors can help with this. In addition to providing better insulation for the temperature of your home, double glazing also provides better insulation for noise compared to single glazing. This is due to the extra layer of glass and sealed pocket of air or gas; essentially, double glazed windows provide an extra layer for sound waves to get through. Creating a homely environment that is calm and peaceful is important for many people. Often, our homes are the place where we come after a long day to escape the outside world and relax in comfort. Installing double glazed doors ensures that loud external noise is kept out and your conversations are kept within the house.
Similarly, creating a quiet and undisruptive environment in the workplace is important in order to ensure that employees can focus on their tasks and work productively. If your workplace is based in a busy area where you are constantly disrupted by noisy traffic, people or roadworks, installing double glazing can help to reduce external noise in the office, creating a better, and more productive, working environment.
Increase security with double glazing
The safety and security of your building, whether it is your home or business, is extremely important. Double glazed windows are far stronger and more durable than single glazed windows, and therefore much more difficult to break. It’s no secret that doors are one of the easiest ways to gain access into a building; in the majority of cases, burglaries are actually unplanned and spur of the moment. Opportunistic burglars look out for single glazed doors that look weak and easy to break into, which is why it is important that you invest in double glazing.
Put simply, two panes of glass are far more difficult to break than one. Double glazing provides an effective and discrete additional barrier of protection, increasing the security of your building. Your home is filled with your prized possessions and most important items; similarly, your workplace is full of important and valuable equipment. Installing double glazing gives you peace of mind that your items are safe and secure.
Increase curb appeal and boost property value
Replacing your existing doors with new double glazed doors is an excellent way to improve the overall appearance of your home. If your doors are old, outdated or damaged, it may be time for an upgrade, and you may be surprised by just how much brand new doors can improve the look of your property. If you are looking to sell up your home in the future, the appearance of your house is particularly important – after all, this is where first impressions are made. In addition to this, double glazed doors ensure that your home is secure and efficient, which will increase the value of your property. Homebuyers will be more attracted to houses that are safe, secure and energy efficient.
As a business owner, you have a company image to uphold. Investing in new double glazed doors will improve the overall appearance of your business and ensure that your workplace looks both modern and attractive from the outside.
Finewood: supplying internal and external doors in Falkirk and throughout Scotland
For almost 30 years, Finewood have been supplying both homes and businesses with a huge selection of high-quality internal and external doors. We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service and affordable products; if you need new doors for your home or office, we are the company to turn to. Our expert team of door specialists can find the perfect doors for your building to suit your style and needs. With a wide range of different sizes available, there truly is something for everyone.
At Finewood, we understand that high-quality doors for any property are essential in order to provide enhanced security. All of our doors are sold with energy efficiency, security and appearance in mind, so you can rest assured that, when you choose us, you always get the highest-quality doors for the best value. All of our products are manufactured to the highest possible standards using only the best components and materials. We believe that buying a new door is an investment for many years to come, which is why we never cut corners or go with the cheapest option.