Old windows

Double Glazing- How long will your’s last?

Double glazing is expensive – a worthwhile expense – but an expense nonetheless. Here at Double Glazing Newcastle, we do our best to provide you with info on the best glazing companies in the area that provide the best work at the best price; however, regardless of who you choose to provide your new windows, you’ll be looking at a bill for a few thousand pounds for an energy efficient upgrade.

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Window installer

FENSA – FOR ENSURING NO SERVICE APPALS

If you’re thinking about having double glazing installed in your home, then it goes without saying that you want the very best. However, with the market so fragmented and pricing more competitive than ever, it can be easy to fall into a trap of hiring a company that offers the cheapest price, only to find out the service is far from pleasing.

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Window Shutters

Dress Your Windows in Style

Your windows are such an important aspect of every single room. They are crucial for light control, privacy and play a large role in the design features of the room. There are many different ways to dress a window and they all can produce very different effects. Here is an insight into some great ways to dress your windows.

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Double Glazing Installation

What to ask when buying Double Glazing?

Double glazed windows can undoubtedly bring many benefits for the homeowner, including increased energy efficiency, and with it, lowered heating bills. They can also be more secure than the homeowner’s existing windows thanks to Help to Buy Windows. However, double glazing can also be a very expensive investment, so as a prospective buyer, you will want to know what questions to ask and what answers to expect when you are compiling a list of Double Glazing Grants and installers. Indeed, many of these questions have been detailed by us below.

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Window Energy Rating

Explaining the Windows Energy Rating (WER)

Window Energy Ratings (WER), as the name suggests, indicate the energy efficiency of your windows. The system is based on an A-G scale, with A-rated windows being the most efficient, and G the least efficient. New and replacement windows must now be at least C-rated to comply with Building Regulations, it can be quite pricey to get windows that are efficient yet cheap especially for charities. Earlier this year we saw that Help to Buy Windows provided a grant of free windows & doors for a hospital caring for parents. so it is these three ratings that you will need to distinguish between in the buying process. WERs are easy to understand, with a rainbow label being used to indicate a window’s Rating. The scheme is much like that used on white goods, household appliances and light bulbs.

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Windows Being cleaned

Tips to help maintain your windows

When cleaning your home do you always check the maintenance of your windows too? Many people overlook this aspect of their home when it comes to cleaning and this can cause real problems. Windows that are not looked after correctly can make your house look run down as well as ruining your view of the outside world and reducing the level of natural light coming in. It can also be important to maintain your widows for security purposes as a strong functioning window will help to deter would-be criminals. Here are a few tips to help you maintain your windows this summer.

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