All properties lose heat through their windows but energy-efficient glazing keeps your home warmer and quieter as well as reducing your energy bills.
The benefits of energy-efficient windows can be smaller energy bills, a more comfortable home, reduced condensation and noise reduction.
Installing energy-efficient window and doors can also mean a smaller carbon footprint and by using less fuel to heat your home, you’ll generate less of the carbon dioxide that leads to global warming.
For all frame materials there are windows available in all energy ratings.
PVCu frames last a long time and can be recycled.
Wooden frames can have a lower environmental impact, but require maintenance. They are often used in conservation areas where the original windows were timber framed.
Aluminium or steel frames are slim and long-lasting, and can be recycled.
Composite frames have an inner timber frame covered with aluminium or plastic. This reduces the need for maintenance and keeps the frame weatherproof.
If you live in a conservation area or a listed building there may be restrictions on what you can do to your windows.
Living in a conservation area does not necessarily mean you cannot replace your windows, but might mean you will need to get windows that complement the character of the building and area. Double glazing can be made to look like your building’s original windows.
Sash window units are common features of period properties and can be a design feature. If you want to insulate your sash windows there are a number of alternatives to conventional double glazing. If you want to keep the design and look of the sash windows, there are units available that are in keeping with the original design; these are fitted and sealed to prevent draughts and incorporate double glazing to reduce heat loss. The frames don’t need to be plastic, but can be metal or wood with an insulated core.
At Moulton Windows we provide a range of energy-efficient windows, doors, conservatories and roofline products for all types of properties in Norfolk and Suffolk.