Rain is simply a pane…

2 May

Let’s be honest, once we got into spring, how many of us were looking forward to throwing open our windows and giving our homes a good airing? We also look forward to feeling the warmth and sunlight flooding in through our windows, doors and skylights. So it is a bit of a problem that for the last few weeks all my windows have seen is rain, rain…Oh and more rain…

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How does glazing stand up against the rain?

So with all these weather extremes lately, what does that mean for our glazing? Well, if you’ve recently had new glazing installed (maybe double or triple glazing); you’ll probably have noticed a number of benefits that make you feel cosier and sheltered from the rain.

These include:

  • Noise pollution reduction
  • Increased heat retention
  • Reduced condensation
  • Reduced radiation of cold air
  • Fewer drafts
  • Cheaper energy bills

So if your windows have not stood up to the test of the rain and this horrid spring weather, you may be considering investing in some replacement windows.

We would recommend having your windows installed by a FENSA fitter so you know the installation will be certified to meet local building control standards, and that you will have the relevant documentation if it comes to selling your home. What’s more, getting your windows fitted over the spring / summer months ensures that when the winter returns (though has it actually left us yet?), your home will be far more efficient at keeping the heat in, keeping your home warmer and saving you money.

Have you recently had glazing installed, or are considering it over the summer? Let us know your experiences.

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5 Responses to “Rain is simply a pane…”

  1. Sarah Ellison May 8, 2012 at 6:02 pm #

    I’m just about to have mine fitted by Mark from RENUWindows.com from Witney – FENSA 12408, the quote has come in over £1000 cheaper than my neighbours and having chosen Mark because he is not only because his recommendations where outstanding but also because he is FENSA registered, in the Guild of Master Craftsmen, but he’s also been vetted by Fair Trades and ourselves.. Safecarddirect.co.uk I currently have very rotten wooden windows over three floors, and I’m expecting a better job than my neighbours which are very badly fitted, obviously incorrectly measured, and badly back filled.. I’m happy to provide before and after photos, and a comparrison with next doors much more expensive botch job

    • Admin May 23, 2012 at 4:48 pm #

      Always happy to receive before and after pictures of a good job 🙂

      • Sarah Ellison May 23, 2012 at 6:21 pm #

        How do I send you a picture? I’m just about to tweet one.. @SarahEllison3 I’ve also created a new facebook page for Mark at Renu windows https://www.facebook.com/#!/ReNuWindowsAndBuildingServicesLtd I’m sure he would love a like from FENSA. I have to say how pleased I am with the job Mark has done, they windows have been measured alot better than most on our terrace, giving me a good few inches more glass area than most and alot less trim and fill. He’s quite a perfectionist, and even when he came accross problems he just got on with solving them without adding to the price.

  2. Debra Hill June 13, 2012 at 12:12 pm #

    I have just had double glazing fitted after living with single pane windows for far to long. Straight away I can feel the difference as the house retains the heat a lot better and there is no need now for us to put on the heating. I am sure over the years to come this will save us a lot of money and the double glazing will evently pay for itself. I live in stoke on trent and had my Windows fitted by a compnay named Tudor Glass (http://www.tudorglass.co.uk). I cant believe we have lived without them for so long. Great investment.

  3. Sureguard (@SureguardLTD) September 24, 2012 at 1:43 pm #

    With the ever rising cost of gas and electricity it is so important that your house retains the levels of heat that you put into it. We agree that installing new windows can make such a difference. With quality fitting frames and double or tripled glazed glass the savings WILL stack up over time, although the initial outlay can be painful. When summer arrives you can have the opposite problem, and a window in a sunny spot can cause a room to overheat. In this instance we would receommend installing solar window films, which allow the light through, but not too much heat.

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