The past twelve-plus months have seen us spend more time at home than ever due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Amid countless lockdowns, it is fair to say many of us were spending more time looking outside than being outside. Did you know the quality of your windows can drastically affect the comfortability of your home? With international travel off the cards and the uncertainty of another lockdown, home improvement has become the hottest trend of 2021. Here we’ll explain all the benefits that quality windows can provide and why you should consider updating your glass.
Quality Windows can Help to:
Make your Home Healthier
Most of us spend a lot of time at home and more so in recent times. Ample fresh air must be let into your home. As the space is confined, the air can be more toxic than outdoor air. Not opening up your windows can increase the risk of infection transmission. Condensation is also a problem with inferior glass which can lead to mould growth and poorer air quality. This can cause an array of health issues. Quality glass types are resistant to condensation, so it’s not something you’ll have to worry about.
Let in Natural Light
If someone in your home is infected with COVID-19 or you have come in contact with someone who is infected, a dark, cool environment makes the perfect place for it to thrive. Quality windows allow you to let in ample natural light without the risk of fading furniture or carpets. They minimise heat transfer, so you don’t have to pull the blinds or curtains closed to prevent the sun from making your home too warm and uncomfortable.
Improve Energy Efficiency
Spending more time at home means spending more money on electricity and if you have glass that offers little to no energy efficiency, you can certainly guarantee that your electricity bills will be more expensive during this time. An effective way to improve the efficiency of your home is by upgrading the glass in your windows. Quality glass prevents heating and cooling loss significantly.
Provides Clear Viewing to Outside
Over time inferior glass can get a cloudy appearance which can affect the quality of your view outside. To enjoy your home in its entirety, you want to be able to see in and out. Sometimes you may be able to fix the problem but when the pane is old and worn, there’s no way you can get rid of the cloudiness, it will need replacing.
Can Connect your Outdoor Spaces with your Indoor Spaces
While we may be directed to stay at home during lockdowns, that doesn’t mean we can’t go outdoors and spend time in our backyards. Quality windows can be used in many ways to combine both your indoor and outdoor spaces to make the home more functional and enjoyable. A kitchen bar window and large opulent windows are just a couple of popular ideas.
Make your Home More Inviting
If you think about it, windows make up a big part of the design and appeal of a home. Installing quality windows or feature windows can make your home more inviting. This is always a good thing and even more so if we have to go into lockdowns. If you enjoy being in your home and it has a feel-good vibe about it, you’ll be more inclined to want to spend time here and lockdowns won’t seem so gloom and doom.
If your area goes into lockdown, it’s a good chance that your neighbours have been ordered to stay home too. Poor quality glass offers very little noise reduction, and if your neighbours are loud, this can be frustrating. Quality glass can reduce noise by 70%, enabling you to enjoy your home in peace.
Add Value to your Home
Quality windows can add substantial value to your home, they can completely change the look and feel of a space. Homebuyers want more than just the standard. If your home has energy-efficient windows or you have statement windows at your place, you can be certain that your home will sell for more than if it didn’t. While they are an initial investment, the long-term savings they can provide and the potential to add value to your home makes it a worthwhile investment.
The windows in our Homes are Often Underestimated
Quality windows can help you make the most of your time at home by letting in the light, making your home more inviting and by admiring the sunny skies and nature. Not only that, but they also allow us to aerate our homes which can help to eradicate contaminants in the air leaving us with cleaner and more sanitary surroundings. Your home can cool more efficiently when the weather starts to warm up and opening the windows isn’t providing enough relief. The same applies to heating your home which many of us start to do once winter arrives.
If you’re looking at upgrading the windows at your place for either aesthetic or efficiency purposes, our team here at True Blue Glass can help! We are business as usual here and have decades of experience. Our highly skilled glaziers can help you transform your home into a space that you’ll be happy to spend a lockdown in. If you have any questions, just ask, we are happy to assist if we can. Get in touch with our friendly team today.