Do you suddenly feel chilly in a room from seemingly nowhere? This could be because of a draught either from a doorway, a chimney opening but most commonly unsealed or uninsulated windows. Older windows are more likely to suffer from this, as they have wooden frames that can start to crack over time.
Not only that, but the single layer of glass inside these windows doesn’t offer a lot of protection from condensing air which forms a natural current. Add to this the problem of condensation and it may be time your old windows were upgraded.
However, old timber windows have an authentic, handcrafted quality that is hard to replicate and you may not wish to have them replaced. With Granada, you can preserve and protect your stylish old windows while improving their performance.
Secondary glazing acts as another window for your current one, giving you two layers of protection against water, wind and draughts without the hassle of replacing them.
Try timber filler
If you have wooden windows, they might be cracking under pressure. Over time, the weather can damage wooden frames and leave them with gaps. Water and wind can pass through these gaps, causing them to expand and leaving your living space open to the outside.
When the wind gets up, a draught will be evident. However, one low-cost way to stop draught from your windows is to use timber filler to plug the gaps and stop the air leak.
However, while it’s low-cost and works quite well, timber filler isn’t a long-term solution. Eventually, new cracks will form, meaning you’re always playing a chasing game. Additionally, it means regular maintenance to check cracks, along with repainting and revarnishing windows.
Why go through the hassle? Secondary glazing is fully weatherproof, meaning that the durable aluminium frames don’t lose their shape.
One way to stop draughts from windows, of course, is to replace them entirely. There are plenty of advanced window designs in the market today that prevent draughts. However, are they the right option for you? For a start, replacing a window can be expensive, as you’ll have to tear the old one out as well.
Additionally, while double glazing is a far more durable option than only one pane of glass, it doesn’t last as long as you might think. Double glazing units only last for ten years on average, meaning you may end up replacing these windows sooner.
With Granada’s secondary glazing, you can stop draught from developing from your windows for much longer. Secondary glazing is a lasting design, using aluminium frames that perform for around 50 years.
Not only that, but you’ll get a layer of toughened glass to protect your old one, meaning you’ll create a stronger window inside your home. And, finally, you won’t have to go through the hassle of removing your old windows. That means you can keep their traditional looks while adding modern performance.
Secondary glazing is the best solution
At Granada, we think secondary glazing should be the first choice for your home. That’s because it’s a durable option that doesn’t mean you have to lose a classic window. Secondary glazing protects from draughts thanks to an air and water-tight design.
When cold air hits the new window, it’ll have no room to pass through, thanks to a durable glass layer and robust aluminium frames that won’t crack or twist. Additionally, your old windows still play a role. Your old window’s glass will still be able to insulate for heat, meaning it works with your new window to create a better thermal barrier for your home.
Because of this, you’ll not only stop draughts but you’ll create a warmer home, too. With a secondary glazing unit, you can turn your current window into a double glazed design. However, with more space inbetween the glass, there’s more space for cold air to travel through, meaning it’s much less likely you’ll feel it.
You won’t lose as much energy from your home either, as the aluminium frames stop it from escaping. You will save money on your energy bills and decrease your carbon footprint, all while saving a classic window design.
You’ll be amazed at the Granada difference
If you’d like to stop draught from windows and to protect your old designs, get in touch with us today! We’re the ideal choice for secondary glazing in homes, whether older or new, and we work withcommercial clients too!