Secondary glazing can add an enormous amount of value to your home. If you have a traditional home that you feel is underperforming, you may want to consider investing in new glazing options in order to increase its value. This will help it to become more attractive to potential buyers and will allow your property to sell for even more money…
While many may feel defeated, you don’t have to deal with that issue, though. Instead, for a much smaller amount, you can invest in your current home and improve its value. Who knows? You might end up wanting to stay too.
One stunning way of doing it is by investing in your windows. It’s a little-known fact that you could lose up to 10% of your home’s energy through poorly performing windows.
If you have an older home, then you may have windows that use timber frames and single-glazed glass. These materials don’t offer a lot of insulation, though, and that means these windows can lose lots of energy.
That means you can end up spending much more on energy bills, driving up your household costs. Not only that, but your old windows can start to break more easily, causing even more problems. But imagine if there was a way to protect those old windows?
Secondary glazing is that solution. You can add secondary glazing that uses advanced materials to protect your existing windows, improving their lifespan and your home’s performance.
However, secondary glazing can also add value to your home. That’s because you’ll still preserve your existing windows. Because of this, you can enhance how your home feels and performs while maintaining its style and character.
That means the value of your home can rise, and your costs can fall too. As a result, you’ll save money by not moving house and, instead, adding value to your old one.
Does Secondary Glazing Add More Value Than Double Glazing?
Secondary glazing is similar to double glazing in many ways, which can also add value to your home. However, while double glazing is extremely popular, it doesn’t offer as much. With double glazing, you’ll have an extra pane of glass in your window, which can improve how it insulates your home.
However, you’ll still have to deal with the rest of the design’s issues. If you have an old frame which is cracking, you can continue to lose plenty of heat through that part of the window.
Secondary glazing, however, protects the whole window. As well as new glass, with a choice of ‘low-E’ options, you’ll also get a new window frame. You can either choose affordable uPVC or a robust aluminium option that you can customise with over 200 RAL colours.
That means that you can match the new design over your old one, maintaining the character of your home.
With secondary glazing, you can save up to 10% more energy than you would with double glazing. That can make a massive difference, and you’ll also benefit from a more robust window as well.
Because of this, you’ll be able to keep more cold air away from your home, while also trapping its natural heat inside. Not only that, but you’ll be more secure inside your home, as secondary glazing can give you increased security over double glazing as well.
Thermally Efficient Secondary Glazing Adds Value To Your Home.
Secondary glazing can also add value to your home by reducing its running costs. Poorly performing windows can cost you a lot of money to tolerate. As you’ll be losing more heat through them, you may find you’ll use your central heating time and time again to make up for it.
Because of this, your energy bills can skyrocket. And, as energy costs continue to rise, it’s vital to invest in glazing that can help you get back in control.
Secondary glazing works as a discreet internal window. It provides an extra layer of insulation for the design, meaning that cold air will have a much harder time affecting your living space.
You can choose from a face-fixed or reveal-fixed option for your new secondary glazing, with the reveal option creating a gap between 100-200 mm thick. That space is perfect for not only trapping heat but also for blocking out sound from outside.
Your installers will also fill the space with air, creating a cavity that retains energy as much as the seals and fixings do. Because of this, you’ll be investing in a design that provides maximum energy conservation, but that doesn’t get in the way of your home’s style.
You’ll be able to cut your energy costs considerably with secondary glazing. With a fully sealed unit, you could achieve u-values as low as 0.97, meaning you’ll lose almost no energy at all.
Secondary Glazing Style.
Secondary glazing can also add value to your home for the things it doesn’t do. One of those things is to replace the window in your home. If you do have a timber window, then you’ll know how beautiful and elegant they can be.
It’s only over time that they can grow weak and fail to perform for your home. However, by adding secondary glazing over the top of it, you can preserve the window’s style without needing to repaint or revarnish it.
Not only that, but the style of your new unit will be just as impressive. We offer a wide range of opening styles, including horizontal and vertical sliders. That way, you can open your new glazing elegantly so that you can get to your existing window.
You can also customise your uPVC or aluminium frame with a stunning range of over 200 RAL colours. That way, you’ll be able to make your new glazing as unique as your home already is.
Does Secondary Glazing Add Value To Listed Homes?
If you live in a listed home, you could also raise its value considerably. Listed homes, or properties in conservation areas, are more likely to have older windows. However, it can be challenging to replace them.
That’s because planning authorities feel that new windows can damage the character of the home, which would detract from its status. As a result, secondary glazing is a superb option, as it doesn’t replace the old window.
All your new investment will do is protect and enhance what you already have. That means you’ll be far less likely to deal with planning authorities if you live in a listed home and you want to improve your windows.
With secondary glazing, you’ll insert a discreet internal solution that won’t affect the style of your window. Because of this, you’ll be able to get modern performance for a traditional home, without having to alter its aesthetics.
Does Secondary Glazing Add Value Over Time?
Secondary glazing can add value to your home for years to come. Firstly, it’ll be saving you money on energy bills day by day. That means you can drive down the cost of maintaining your home, giving you more money for the things that matter most to you.
Also, secondary glazing will help to preserve and protect your old window. The design is fully weatherproof, and much of the hardware meets British Standards regulations.
Because of all this, secondary glazing can make your home much more valuable to prospective buyers. That means, if you do decide to move on in the future, you’ll have less hassle selling your home, and you could get higher offers too.
Double glazing can raise the value of a home by up to 10%, meaning secondary glazing should be able to have that effect and more. As a result of this, you’ll be able to benefit from your old home, even in your new one.
How Can I Get Secondary Glazing at Great Value?
The best way to invest in secondary glazing that adds value to your home is to get it with Granada. Granada’s leading range of secondary glazing is the ideal choice for improving your home without impacting its style.
You’ll be able to save money on the installation too, meaning you can get superb value for money. With a secondary glazing fitting, you won’t have to worry about replacing the whole window, so the process is easier, quicker and cheaper.
Get a quote with us today, and you can find out just how much you can save. There are also plenty of ways to take control of the overall cost. For example, you could choose a more affordable uPVC frame, but aluminium does offer superior insulation and security.
Also, you could select toughened glass, but ‘low-e’ glazing uses a transparent coating to insulate your home far more effectively. Either way, with Granada, we value your choice.
Download this handy guide to find out how secondary glazing can positively impact your home.