I have tried all means to keep my room temperature comfortable under extreme weather conditions both during the summers and winters, but could not find the ultimate solution until one of my friends suggested the double glazing windows. It is really amazing, the way in which the ambience of my rooms was elevated while keeping them snug and healthy.
Get the best quotes:
Get the best quotes for these windows while avoiding being tricked into buying inferior quality ones by following some principles. Do not get carried away by the talks of the sales person in committing to sign the contract on the spot, because you stand to save a considerable amount if you carry on negotiations and search on the net for better options. Browse the websites of manufacturers of these windows to get an idea of pricing. Look out for discounts offered on scraps in case you are replacing your windows. Find out a reputed company manufacturing double glazed windows with materials of standard quality.
Some basic facts:
Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about double glazing windows, which will provide you with the benefits of installing them. Regarding saving on energy bills, it has been estimated that you save around £165 on energy bills for a three bedroom house and around 650 Kg of carbon dioxide emission, making your home a healthier place to live. For installing these types of windows at a low budget, you have the option of using polyvinyl chloride which is un-plasticized which is much cheaper than other glazing materials while being energy efficient. Benefits of installing these windows include reduced energy bills, reduction of outside noise, retention of inside heat, reduction in condensation and security. These windows are available in wooden and aluminum frames, with the ones made of timber being more durable and maintenance free.
Energy ratings of these windows:
There is an energy rating system which is run by British Fenestration Rating Council with grades from A to G being marked for different specifications. Windows with double glazing need to have a minimum grading of C in order to comply with the regulations for buildings.
Your rights while installing:
While entering into a contract for installing double glazing windows, you are protected by the Supply of Goods and Services Act, which makes the contractor accountable for delivering any inferior quality materials or for those windows which are not functioning as efficiently as guaranteed. One thing you must clearly keep in mind is that going carefully through the terms of the contract before signing. For resolving any dispute with the manufacturing and installing company, take immediate action if you find any problem and agree on a date by which the problem has to be resolved. If finally, no action is taken by the company, you have the option to go to court.
These are the facts which I learned before deciding on installing double glazed windows at my double room apartment, and at present is quite happy on their performance.