Why Double Glazing is Needed in the Summer
Summer is finally here; a time for us all to relax, unwind, travel, socialise and do whatever you enjoy doing in the sun. In the summer, there are many more opportunities as far more attractions are open, activities are safer to complete, there are more places to go to and more room for adventure, however, despite whatever or wherever your days and nights may take us throughout the summer, you will always end up in your own home. Usually after long summers days jam-packed full of fun and activities, when you return home, it is very likely that you will end up tired and will want to relax, but due to the hot weather, this can sometimes prove quite difficult. It’s hard to find something worse than being too hot in bed whilst trying to sleep. One solution to this problem is opening your windows, but having your windows open during the summer could attract insects into your home, as well as even more hot air. In many homes, one of the main causes of overheating is that they do not have double glazed windows; especially in older homes. Double glazing in the summer makes more of an impact than you think and can even dramatically change your summer experience. Better nights sleep and more safety in your home are both benefits of having double glazed windows. In this post, we have gone through each benefit of having double glazing in your home and why everyone needs to have it in the summer,
So, what is double glazing?
Double glazing is a type of window which has two layers of glass with a space between them. It works by reducing to a limit the amount of heat energy that can transfer from one side of the window to the other through convection. When one side of the glass becomes hotter than the other, its molecules begin to vibrate very quickly, which causes a chain reaction that spreads through the solid pane of glass. This energy is unable to pass through the empty space to the other side. This is due to there being far fewer particles through which to transfer the energy. The heat is then slowed down. The effect is much more pronounced in modern forms of double glazing as insulating gases such as argon are used inside of the gap between the two panels. Double glazing is Cornish Glazing’s speciality. Our specialist team in Bristol can quote you for double glazing installation in your home so that installation can take place promptly. We can assure you that your summer will be far more enjoyable if your home has double glazing. If your home already has double glazing, but you are suspicious or are positive that there is any damage, minor or major, we can also be at hand to complete appropriate repair work or provide you with replacement options.
Double glazing regulates your home temperature…
As previously mentioned, coming home after a day jam-packed full of activities and fun can leave you exhausted. You’re going to need cool air in your home to relax in and help you sleep better at night. Double glazing can prevent excessive hot air from entering your home, leaving your home at a temperature that will not cause you stress and keep you up at night. This is as the gap between the two panels of glass acts as an insulating layer and will not let the additional heat pass through; meaning your house should remain at a cool temperature when it is hot outside. This is also ideal for if you are planning on having guests around in the summer for a small gathering, party, or barbeque, etc. Having a cooler home allows people to stand inside if they feel as if they need to cool down or have a break from the sun. Having a cool home can make your summer much more enjoyable, especially as you will be able to have and enjoy better nights sleep, meaning you will feel more motivated and refreshed in the day. If your sleep is interrupted due to the heat in the summer, you may not have as much motivation to do what you want to do or you may be tired to enjoy what you are doing. This is why it is so important to have double glazing during the summer.
The process of double glazing preventing heat travelling between each panel is also extremely beneficial during the winter and works vice versa. During the winter, the heat inside of your home will also be stored, meaning when you get home from a cold day, you will be able to stay warm and relax, as well as stay warm whilst you sleep.
Double glazing improves your home security…
The summer is the time of year when most people travel away from their home. Many people across the country will travel to different countries or to other parts of the country to go on holiday, to visit friends or family and more for a week or two; or even more. This means it is extremely important that your home is secure whilst you are away. Criminals across the country are aware that summer is the time where people are likely to be away from there home and will look for vulnerable homes that are easy to break in to. If your home does not have double glazing installed, your home may be one of the homes that they would see as vulnerable. Double glazed windows improve the security of your home as they can be locked from the inside and the glass is very tough, meaning that it is very difficult for it to be broken. If double glazing was broken, it would also make a very loud noise which is bound to alert your neighbours. When you are away from your home, it is vital for your enjoyment and headspace that you are fully aware that your home is safe and your belongings will not be touched. Having a clear headspace is important in the summer as you want to be able to fully enjoy the free time that you have. By installing double glazing windows, you are allowing yourself to have more enjoyable experiences this summer. Worrying about the safety of your home when you are too far away to check could easily spoil the fun of any summer experience.
Double glazing reduces noise pollution…
Longer days, light evening and warm breezes always attract people to stay out later than they usually would. In the summer, you’re much more likely to see the smoke from barbeques coming out of people gardens, to hear the laughter of groups of friends socialising and to see more children playing out in the streets. If you are a part of any of these activities it can be excellent fun, however, we all sometimes need to have a night off. If the noise is entering your home from other people who are out and about, it can be quite frustrating. Double glazing can tackle this problem as it has an insulating layer that prevents unwanted noise from entering your home. This means on the days that you feel like you require rest, you can get the rest you need without the unwanted outside noise and prepare for the days where you will be outdoors.
Double glazing stops UV damage…
Sun shining through the window whilst relaxing during the summer is something that many people love. Having that extra bit of warmth whilst you sit with not a care in the world. Did you know that that natural light could be damaging to your furniture? This is because of the UV light in natural lighting. This is the reason why photographs can fade after being left in the sunlight for a period of time. The UV light coming through your windows will also not just damage photographs, it can also fade your carpets, curtains and many other items in your home. Double glazing can minimise the chances of your furniture being damaged from UV light as it limits the amount of UV light entering your home. This means the chances of you having to pay for furniture replacement will be slimmer and you can keep all of your money to do the things you enjoy all summer long.
Freya is the content writer here at Cornish Glazing Bristol. She is passionate about the industry and provides our customers with all the information and advice they need.