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How to find the best energy-efficient replacement windows?

Has the cold air, found its way into your home over the winter months through gaps in ill-fitting windows? Or are your worn-out windows affecting your home’s kerb appeal? The benefits of replacing your existing windows are many. Not only will your home be warmer, but it will also be far more energy-efficient. If you are looking for advice on how to find the best energy-efficient replacement windows, then read on…

What are the benefits of energy-efficient replacement windows?

Flush Sash Windows Modern energy-efficient replacement windows are available in a variety of window styles, materials, and glazing options. Each type is easily customisable with colour for that modern, bespoke look, and can blend seamlessly with your home. Quality energy-efficient replacement windows will keep the outside elements out – be it wind, rain or cold, and keep the cosy warmth in. With improved sound insulation, they will also keep outside noise at bay too, perfect if you live near the main road or in a busy neighbourhood. Premium energy-efficient windows will also offer reduced condensation, improved security, and ease-of-use maintenance. Also, importantly, high-performance energy-efficient replacement windows will save you money on your energy bills, and add value to your property.

What do the energy-efficiency ratings mean?

You can see and feel the quality of a window, but you can’t see how energy efficient they are! That is where the energy-efficiency ratings are helpful. These ratings tell you how well your windows perform. For example, how much heat they let out and how much heat they allow in from the sun (solar gain).  Windows are rated from A++ to E, much in the same way as your washing machine or freezer, with A++ providing optimum efficiency.  All new replacement windows, must, by law, have an energy-efficiency rating.

Don’t cut costs at the expense of quality

Large uPVC House Install When choosing your new energy-efficiency replacement windows, don’t fall for online offers that promise the earth. They almost certainly won’t deliver on quality. Don’t compromise on quality and energy-efficiency, for the sake of a few pounds.  You might save money in the short term, but inferior less energy-efficient windows will undoubtedly cost you more in the future. If you are not restricted by a budget, why not consider upgrading the glass from double to triple glazing? Triple-glazing provides the ultimate protection against the outside elements and noise. They also provide supreme security, giving you peace of mind that your home and family are perfectly protected.

Choose a first-class and fully accredited double-glazing installation company

If you have chosen beautiful energy-efficient windows, make sure you have them professionally installed by a reputable double-glazing company. Any potential energy-efficiency gains could be lost through a sub-standard installation. Ask if they have membership to or accreditation from any nationally recognised organisations, such as GGF or Certass. Such accreditation will mean your windows and their installation will meet the necessary standards. A professional company, with a long-standing history in your area, will know the locality and can advise you of any potential local planning issues. Any reputable double-glazing company will also offer an insurance backed guarantee on your windows too. If the company has a showroom take the time to visit that too and see first-hand their products. Whilst there, also take time to talk through your project with their expert members of staff.

Restore your South of England home with energy-efficient replacement windows

EE Glazing has a proud history of installing home improvements throughout the South of England. If you would like some expert advice on replacing your windows give us a call on 0808 175 3665 or contact us online today.