When it comes to keeping your home warm, snug and cosy this winter, curtains and double-glazing are a great way to reduce heat loss through your windows, especially on those chilly evenings when the temperature drops outside.
We’ve taken a look at the advantages and disadvantages of both.
Although double glazing is an effective option when it comes to retaining heat in the spaces that you spend the most time in, a high-quality pair of curtains can also make a huge difference to the room temperature whilst keeping your energy bills down.
This is because a well-insulated pair of curtains can help to retain heat during the day and at night. Acting as a seal between the curtain and the window, a pair of thick, thermally backed curtains will ensure that cold air from the window does not make its way into the rooms in your home.
Available in a wide range of colours, prints, textures, materials and lengths, curtains also add instant personality to a room and are a great way of enhancing your existing décor, season to season.
Of course, choosing thick curtains for your home are most effective when they are teamed with double-glazing! So we would always advise investing in both options when it comes to retaining heat in your home.
The majority of today’s new builds come complete with double-glazing. Perfect for increasing insulation in your home, investing in double-glazing will allow you to enjoy a number of energy savings. This is because less energy is needed to heat up the spaces in your home.
But that’s not all…double-glazing windows also help to prevent condensation, reduce harsh sunlight from filtering into your home, and they are also a great way of sound-proofing your home too! After all, when you’re relaxing and unwinding, the last thing you want is the sound of busy traffic or hustle and bustle outside disturbing your peace, right?
One of the main disadvantages of double-glazing is that during the summer months, they can trap heat in a room, making your home feel unbearably hot and uncomfortable. Of course, one way to get around this is to invest in well-insulated, thick curtains as these can help to prevent the sunlight from entering your rooms in the first place.
So, to enjoy warm and cosy spaces in the winter and cool and comfortable rooms in the summer, curtains and double-glazing are sure to be a welcomed addition to your home.