Double Glazing Norwich Norfolk (NR1): Installing or upgrading your double glazed doors and windows in Norwich will not just lower your energy costs, but double glazing can also make your house cleaner, greener, quieter and more energy efficient, which means you are doing your bit for the environment.
The advantages of double glazing are simple; double glazing reduces your carbon footprint, reduces your energy bills and saves you cash.
Save money on energy bills by replacing any single glazed windows in your property in Norwich with energy efficient glazing. This will save you around £135 per year on your energy bills.
Reduce your carbon footprint by cutting the energy used to heat your house in Norwich, because less heat will escape through your windows. You will produce less carbon dioxide (CO2) which is what contributes to global warming.
Be far more comfortable in your Norwich property as energy efficient double glazing reduces heat loss through windows and means fewer cold spots and draughts.
More tranquility because together with keeping the heat in, energy efficient double glazed windows can insulate your property in Norwich against undesirable outside noise.
Reduce condensation because double glazing decreases condensation build-up on the internal surfaces of windows.
The costs and savings of double glazing will vary for each home and each window, depending on the style, material, size and installer. However on average, fitting double glazed windows to your property in Norwich can save about £135 per year on your heating bills, in addition to saving somewhere around 720kg of CO2 (carbon dioxide). Double glazing can help to lower your carbon footprint.
Double glazing can save energy and reduce your heating bills.
Over 18% of the heat your home loses is lost through the windows. Heat that is lost through this ways means that energy is wasted, and money is wasted. If less heat escapes from your home in Norwich, you can save energy and save money.
Environmentally friendly double-glazing cuts heat loss and also reduces noise and condensation problems. The installation of energy efficient double glazing in your Norwich home could mean savings of approximately one hundred and thirty five pounds on bills every year if whole-house single glazing is substituted for energy saving double glazing.
All homes lose a certain amount of heat through their windows. Installing energy efficient glazing is an effective way of lowering your energy bills and keeping your Norwich home warmer and quieter.
Double glazed windows use 2 sheets of glass with a void in between which produces an insulating barrier, while triple glazed windows have three panes of glass. Both of those solutions can deliver a high level of energy efficiency. It is not the case that you must use triple glazing to get the best results.
Double glazed windows can be bought in a variety of frame materials and styles. They also have different standards of energy efficiency, according to how successful they are at stopping heat from passing through the window, how much sunlight gets through the glass, and how little air can leak out or in around the window.
Some door and window manufacturers helpfully use a window energy rating system to show how energy efficient their products are. This is comparable to the one you would have seen on home appliances such as your washing machine or fridge. A-rated windows are the most efficient. To check the energy efficiency of a window before you buy it, look at the energy label.
- Smaller energy bills: replacing all single glazed windows with energy efficient glazing could save you around £135 per year on your energy bills.
- A smaller carbon footprint: by using less fuel, you'll generate less of the carbon dioxide (CO2) that leads to global warming.
- The costs and savings of double glazing will be different for each home and each window, depending on the size, material and installer. You could save up to £135 a year on your energy bills and up to 720kg of CO2 a year.
- Peace and quiet: as well as keeping the heat in, energy efficient windows insulate your Norwich home against unwanted outside noise.
- A more comfortable home in Norwich: energy efficient glazing reduces heat loss through windows and means fewer draughts and cold spots.
- Reduced condensation: energy efficient glazing reduces condensation build-up on the inside of windows.
- Replacement windows and double glazing come in a range of styles and designs and there are particular features you should look out for to increase energy efficiency.
To find the best double glazing windows for your house in Norwich, ask yourself the following questions:
"How energy efficient are the windows?"
When selecting replacement windows in Norwich, you can verify their energy efficiency by looking at the Energy Saving Trust Recommended logo and BFRC energy label. The Energy Saving Trust recommends any double glazing windows rated C or above. The higher the energy rating, the more energy efficient it is. Regrettably, at the moment there is no obligation for double glazing window manufacturers to label their products, however by choosing a high rated double glazed window you can ensure that you'll be buying the most efficient.
How many glass layers do you need?
Double glazing has 2 panes of glass with a gap of approximately 16mm between them. There is also the option of triple glazing, which has 3 sheets of glass. Both A rated double and tripled-glazed windows are available for installation in Norwich.
What sort of glass is better?
The most energy efficient glass for double glazing is low emissivity (Low-E) glass. This often has an unnoticeable coating of metal oxide, commonly on one of the inner panes - next to the void. It lets sunlight and heat in but cuts the quantity of heat that can get out again.
What is between the panes?
Really efficient double glazing windows may use gases like xenon, krypton or argon in the void between the two sheets of glass.
What keeps the sheets of glass apart?
All double glazed windows have pane spacers attached around the inside edges to keep the 2 glass sheets apart. For a more efficient window, look for pane spacers containing little or no metal - often known as "warm edge" spacers.
The BFRC window energy rating system checks all the components to make certain the final window achieves the energy efficiency standard stated. This means you simply need to look for the A-G ratings and don't forget A is better! Alternatively, just look for the Energy Saving Trust Recommended logo which is only found on glazing that is C rated or above.
Which frame is best for your home in Norwich?
The frame you pick will depend on your home and your own personal preference. For all frame materials there are double glazed windows available in each energy rating.
- Aluminium or steel frames are slim and long-lasting. They can be recycled.
- uPVC frames are the most common type. They last a long time and can be recycled.
- Composite frames have an inner timber frame covered with aluminium or plastic. This reduces the need for maintenance and keeps the frame weatherproof
- Wooden frames can have a lower environmental impact, but require maintenance. They are often used in conservation areas where the original windows were timber framed.
Do you need ventilation?
As replacement windows in Norwich will be much more airtight than your original single glazed frames, condensation can accumulate in your home because of reduced ventilation.
If there is not a good level of background ventilation in the room, some replacement windows have trickle vents integrated into the frame that let in a small amount of controlled ventilation.
Condensation can occasionally form on the outside surfaces of new low-e glazing. This is because low-e glass is designed to reflect heat back into the property and as a result the external pane remains cool and condensation can build up in cold weather - this is not a problem.
When to improve your double glazing in Norwich.
Most homes in Norwich are now fitted with double glazing, but what some property owners don't realise is that double glazing (like most other things needs to be maintained and from time to time replaced, if you've had double glazed windows for a number of years.
Mist or condensation inside glass.
If there's moisture inside the glass panes, it often means the seal has broken, letting new moisture in. This usually means that it's time to replace your old double glazing. "If it is steamed up and there is condensation, the window has usually had it, and the pane will have to be replaced," says a local Norwich expert.
"My windows have changed to a dull yellow colour."
The uPVC becoming discoloured over time does not mean the quality of the double glazing has been compromised. You can sometimes find specialised paints to re-paint the frames of your windows in Norwich. Most suppliers nowadays guarantee against discolouration but not against slight fading and dulling.
"The hinges on my windows are too tight and they are hard to open."
If you examine the hinge, you will notice a small brass screw. This is the tensioning screw and if you loosen it a little bit, it should solve the problem. If this does not work, your local glass store or double glazing repair specialist (see local paper ads or Yellow Pages) will usually replace the hinge for you.
"The hinges on my windows are far too loose and my windows fly wide open when opened."
If you examine the hinge closely, you'll see a small brass screw. This is the tensioning screw and if you tighten it a little bit, the problem should be resolved. If this fails to work, your local glass store or double glazing repair specialist (see local paper ads or Yellow Pages) can usually replace the hinge for you.
"Draughts are coming through my windows."
For starters, check for a loose handle, slightly bent hinge or a hinge where a screw or rivet has become loosened. If it's none of these it may be time to replace your windows, although it's worthwhile to contact your local Norwich repair company first to check if you can have the window repaired.
Double glazing normally lasts for many years, but like anything else is susceptible to 'wear and tear'. Before contacting a double glazing company in Norwich to replace your windows, get three or four quotes to make sure that you're getting the best deal, and only consider registered and approved Norwich double glazing installers, who provide a guarantee for their windows and work.
Double Glazing work can be undertaken in Norwich and also in nearby places like: Thorpe Hamlet, Trowse Newton, Hellesdon, Old Catton, Upper Hellesdon, Mt Pleasant, Eaton, Thorpe Saint Andrew, Earlham, Sprowston, Heigham Grove, Lakenham, as well as in these postcodes NR1 1DF, NR1 1UJ, NR1 1SQ, NR1 1QQ, NR1 1SZ, NR1 1FB, NR1 1HH, NR1 1QW, NR1 1JP, NR1 1TH. Locally based Norwich double glazing installers will most likely have the postcode NR1 and the phone code 01603.
Skip Hire Norwich
Managing the waste that is produced when carrying out garden revamps or home improvements in Norwich, is one of the big downsides to conducting this sort of project. When it comes to double glazing installation in Norwich, it will depend on the extent and specifics of your project. Sometimes there'll be a lot of waste, sometimes very little. You may have to make your own arrangements for waste removal, because some double glazing fitters don't include this in the quote.
Whether you are left with doing this yourself, or the tradesman is dealing with it, a skip will sometimes be required. Skips are available in all sizes and shapes, so there's definitely one out there to match your exact requirements. The different sizes of skip include mini-skips, midi-skips, builders skips and roll-on-roll-off skips, and for different projects skip bags are also available.
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Double Glazing Enquiries Norfolk
The latest Norfolk double glazing projects: Alisa Hardy and Laurence Hardy recently enquired about six double glazed windows on a detached property in Lyng, Norfolk. Mr and Mrs Simmons recently enquired about getting a price for six double glazed windows on a terraced house in Lingwood. Betty and Kairo Shannon recently enquired about 9 double glazed windows in Feltwell, Norfolk. Maeve West and Levi West recently requested an estimate for seven double glazed windows in Filby, Norfolk. Marie Herbert and Zachariah Herbert recently enquired about getting a price for nine double glazed windows and a back door on a detached house in Southery, Norfolk. Ethan Rahman and Beatrix Rahman recently requested an estimate for 9 double glazed windows in Fleggburgh, Norfolk. Viktor and Frances Hargreaves recently requested a quote for 6 double glazed windows and a double glazed back door in Great Massingham, Norfolk. Alex Lester and Seren Lester recently asked for a price quote for five double glazed windows in Drayton.
The Benefits of Double Glazed Windows in Norwich
- They reduce the incidence of condensation.
- They are easy to maintain.
- They protect against UV damage.
- They are environmentally friendly.
- They look nicer.
- They improve your home's security.
- They help you save on energy bills.
- They provide better noise reduction.
- They provide better insulation.
- They add value to your property.
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There is a variety of glazing related work that can be conducted by your local Norwich double glazing installer including FENSA certified double glazing in Norwich, uPVC double glazed windows, window installation, secondary double glazing in Norwich, window replacement, domestic double glazing, double glazed door adjustments in Norwich, double glazed window hinges Norwich, double glazing services, door replacement, double glazed door fitting, cat flap installation in double glazed doors, replacement double glazing in Norwich, cheap double glazing in Norwich, double glazing replacement, double glazed back doors, double glazing installation, double glazed sash windows in Norwich, double glazed porches in Norwich, conservatory installation, double glazed skylights, double glazing panel replacement, commercial double glazing, double glazed patio doors in Norwich, and lots more.
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Double Glazing Around Norwich: Double glazing services were recently necessary for folks living in Tillett Road, The Plantation, Davy Place, Chase Close, Barrack Street, Ashwellthorpe Road, The Glade, Thistledown Road, Sparham Hill, School Close, Shepherd Way, Dell Crescent, Sankence Lane, Smee Road, Scotts Yard, Barn Meadow, Charles Jewson Court, Cangate, Ambleside Close, Armstrong Road, Alborough Loke, Short Lane, Chapel Field Road, Church Alley, Catton Hall Farm, Charles Ewing Close, Besthorpe Road, Thor Road, Christine Road and these Norwich postcodes: NR1 1DF, NR1 1UJ, NR1 1SQ, NR1 1QQ, NR1 1SZ, NR1 1FB, NR1 1HH, NR1 1QW, NR1 1JP, NR1 1TH.
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