In just three to five years, the reductions in heating and cooling costs willmean the windows have paid their own way. They reduce heating costs enormously. Everyone needs to put in blinds or curtains to cover windows, to keep out light and heat. If you have double glazed windows, you only need to control light. This also means a much lighter grade of window furnishings; these savings alone could balance out the total cost of your windows.Windows and doors is an excellent resource for this.
Double Glazed windows allow you to better utilize your house, where you place furniture or where you sit. You can merrily sit by the window whether the day be cold or hot. Most standard Australian homes have places that are no-go zones, purely because of the heat gain/loss associated with single glazed windows. So if your budget is such that you think you can’t afford double glazing, at least put them into the living areas. Bedrooms are a night-time experience, and you can insulate yourself with a doona.
The exception to this is the master bedroom, because it is often at the front of the house, nearer to street noise.If you live in a situation where you have traffic, if you’re close to a school or sports area, or car or crowd noise of any kind, (or just noisy neighbors) then the benefits of these upgraded windows are immeasurable. We’re talking a recipe for sanity.