Buying your dream house doesn’t necessarily mean that it will be perfect from day one. The layout and location of the house might be ideal, but the house’s doors, windows, or even that fabulous conservatory that you fell in love with, might not be as warm or efficient as you’d hoped.
It’s not unusual. Design and performance standards have improved hugely over recent years and modern uPVC is now over 55% more efficient than in the past. So, if you’re looking to enhance your dream house further then it may be worth updating your doors, windows or that lovely garden room.
At KLG Rutland we believe that as well as needing to be totally secure and energy efficient, an entrance door can also be a statement of your taste and personality. Terry Hill of KLG Rutland said: “People are very aware of kerb appeal these days and want not only the thermal and security of their doors and windows to be top quality but also aesthetics to be unique to them.”
In the Beeston showroom alone Terry has around 45 doors on display, and as the family firm manufactures its products at its showroom site, individual glazing can be incorporated within doors and window configurations to suit, including a bespoke glass design service. And it’s not just doors – conservatories can also be updated or designed to suit your needs and budget!
So as the weather improves and we approach a prime period for home improvement, it’s a good time to consider your options. If you are thinking about installing or replacing double glazing, here are Terry’s top tips:
1. Thermal performance
An average-sized home could save over £100 a year on heating bills with A-rated double glazing. So you may not need to turn your thermostat up!
2. Sound insulation
If you live next to a busy road, neighbours or anything else noisy, double glazing can significantly reduce noise pollution. Installing good double glazing will create a more peaceful and comfortable home – and help you get those weekend lie-ins that you’ve always wanted.
3. Reduce condensation
Maintaining temperatures inside can lead to a reduction in condensation. Condensation can cause damp, start to smell and cause you a lot of hassle, so choosing good double glazing can save you a lot of trouble!
- Durable and easy to maintain
Good double glazing today comes with a 10-year guarantee – that’s over 3,500 days of peace of mind! It’s also easy to maintain, and windows can even feature easy-clean technology, which helps break down dirt more effectively – resulting in shiny windows for years to come.
- Safe and secure
Your home should be a safe haven. Modern double glazing products are designed, tested and certified to meet the highest security standards. KLG Rutland products offer maximum security to your home and locking systems meet police specified standards or better. Child restrictors can also be fitted to almost any window to give you that extra peace of mind.
- Enhanced aesthetics
Not only does double glazing have internal benefits, but it will increase the “curb appeal” of your property as you benefit from shiny glass and stylish windows that stay looking as good as new for years to come.
- Add value to your home
If you see yourself moving out within the next 20 years, double glazing will add significant appeal for future potential buyers. Reputable estate agents agree that installing double glazing will make your home far more sellable, and more appealing to modern families.
- You don’t need planning permission
The beauty of double glazing installation is that it won’t need planning permission from your local authority – unless you live in a listed building.
- Eco friendly
uPVC windows can be made from 100% lead-free materials, better for both family living and for the environment. They use less energy to produce compared to both aluminium and timber windows. The ongoing energy savings are higher too, with more uPVC windows achieving BFRC ‘A’ ratings. A uPVC window is also 100% recyclable (and can be recycled up to 10 times!) giving each window an estimated life span of 350 years.
Want to find out more? View our online galleries, submit an online enquiry or visit showrooms at The Mill, Queens Road East in Beeston or Rutland House, Nottingham Road in Ilkeston.