A new report has revealed the top reasons why you should upgrade your windows.
Eurocell’s The Future Home Report ranked energy efficiency as the top reason and improved durability at the bottom of the list, created from the findings of a survey of 1,000 25 to 40-year-olds who either own or rent homes.
According to homeowners, the top reasons why you should upgrade your windows were:
- Improved energy efficiency (52%)
- More natural light in the home (38%)
- Noise reduction (35%)
- Because they’re old or broken (25%)
- Security (24%)
- Aesthetics (19%)
- Improved durability (9%)
In the survey, 52% of people said they wanted to see windows with higher energy levels. Sustainable materials were also in demand, with 26% of people saying they wanted to see these used more. Floor-to-ceiling windows were a hit in terms of design trends.
Our windows make more of ambient heat. In winter, the energy efficient coated glass used in our windows retains warmth within the home. It’s also designed to exploit radiant heat energy from the sun. These properties result in significant fuel savings compared to a single glazed dwelling.
Here’s why you should upgrade your windows to an energy efficient option: by choosing an energy efficient window, you can reduce condensation in your home; reduce your carbon footprint; reduce your energy bills and add value to your property.