• Double Glazing can help save you a ton of money

    Double Glazing can help save you a ton of money

    When buying a new property most of them will come with double glazing already, however for those properties that do not, this can be an excellent bargaining chip when negotiating the sale price of the house.

    Installing double glazing can at first seem expensive, but the money you will save in the long run, can far outweigh the initial cost.

    Home Insurance

    Recent research has revealed that one in five people do not have a home insurance policy. Of the excuses given the most popular was that people could not afford to renew their home insurance (42 per cent) and worryingly 22 per cent said that they did not think it was important.

    Installing double glazing can not just improve the security of your home but it can also help lower the cost of your home insurance premium. The reason insurers look favourably on double glazing is that they can have the very latest in modern locking technology, the frames can withstand a great amount of force or the most extreme weather conditions and the glass is much less likely to be removed hence keeping your contents safe from burglary.

    When purchasing a home insurance policy it is very important to carefully read the terms and conditions of the cover. The cheapest policy may not always be the best for you and your individual circumstances. Julie Owens head of the moneysupermarket home insurance team said “At a time when people are feeling the pinch, it is easy to assume a standard home insurance policy will be enough for you – however this could be a mistake. Knowing the difference between ‘frills’ and ‘no frills’ policies is crucial; many standard policies will provide a basic level of cover, which in many cases might not safeguard your home and possessions to the necessary extent.”

    Energy Efficiency

    At a time when the ‘Big Six’ suppliers are increasing their gas and electricity prices, there has never been a more important time to save money on your energy bills. Double glazing is one of the most efficient ways of keeping the heat generated by your central heating system in your home.

    According to the Energy Saving Trust, installing double glazing will save the average home a massive £135 a year. Double glazing works by trapping air between the two panes of glass which creates an insulating barrier that reduces heat loss. Not only that but it will reduce noise pollution and condensation.

    With double glazing available in a variety of styles you can make sure that they complement your property and possibly increase its value. Look out for the ‘Energy Saving Trust recommended’ logo as this seal of approval is only given to the more efficient windows.