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How To Insulate Your Windows This Winter

How To Insulate Your Windows This Winter

24 November 2022
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How To Insulate Your Windows This Winter

Feeling Draughty?

With the arrival of winter, you might find a chill in the air while walking into a particular room. 

The best way to test if you have a draught in your window is to light a candle, carefully hold it steadily up to the edges of your window, and see if the flame flickers. Another technique is to close all doors, turn off any fans in the room, and look out for any free movement of your curtains.

There is nothing worse than feeling a cold draught down your neck. Not forgetting, the rise in energy bills, ensuring you are not unnecessarily letting out hot air is of paramount importance right now.

Salop Glass, your window and door experts, recommend the following effective ways to insulate your windows this winter. So whether you need a glazing service, new windows or just a unit replacement, this article will be helpful for all homeowners and businesses who want to reduce their energy bills overtime. 

Curtains and Blinds

The most obvious way to insulate your windows is to add curtains. Not only are curtains useful for decorating windows, they provide a boost of insulation and they control the amount of sunlight that enters the room. While curtains are bulker than blinds, using them alone or in combination with each other will provide great insulation. Thermal curtains are specially designed for insulation purposes by trapping heat indoors.

Double Glazing

Double glazing is the process of using two panes of glass, instead of a single pane. As a result, an additional layer of insulation is added. According to studies, double glazing can potentially improve your home’s insulation by up to 70%. They’re also energy efficient and can lower your energy bills. Making it a good investment to consider this winter. At Salop Glass, we have a wide range of composite windows, A-Rated UPVC windows and more to choose from.

Double glazed windows has many benefits, including:

  • Reduce noise pollution
  • Reduce condensation
  • Increase thermal performance 
  • Adds extra security to your home

Fineo Glass

This modern type of window is made from vacuum-insulating glass and two slim glass panes divided by a vacuum gap, the overall structural setup is very similar to double glazing. Fineo glass is relatively easy to install into your existing window frame. Making it a cost-effective solution for all types of renovations. Fineo is also recyclable and has no gases or organic seals, giving it long-lasting performance.

They offer a range of other benefits for the homeowners and businesses including:

  • Outstanding thermal performance – equal to triple glazing!
  • Boosts insulation levels
  • Increased light transmission
  • noise reduction

Windows and Glazing Services at Salop Glass

For over 60 years, Salop Glass has been providing customers with top quality glass products and professional glazing services in Shropshire and surrounding areas. If you are looking to insulate your windows this winter, please contact our friendly team today.