Why you should never compromise on quality when it comes to new windows
Installing new windows is one of the best ways to dramatically improve the look of your home, as well as reduce your energy bills. If your windows are reaching the end of their life, and you are thinking about replacing them, there are a few key points you should consider. Scrimping on quality and cost can lead to higher costs and greater inconvenience in the long run, particularly when it comes to energy efficiency and home security.
Choosing energy rated PVCu or aluminium windows can help you save energy and reduce CO2 emissions from your home and can cut heat loss by more than 20 per cent. Just as you look at the energy rating sticker when you buy a new fridge or freezer, you should ask your glazing provider what ratings their windows have been awarded. A-rated windows could reduce your heating bill by more than £250, and that’s just in the first year. Assuming energy costs continue to rise at five per cent or more a year that could add up to more than £3,000 in savings over 10 years. Windows with a lower energy rating may appear more cost effective at first glance, but you will pay more in energy bills in the long run.
Here at Dalziel our Inliten products keep your home safe & secure, meeting the requirements of ‘Secure By design’
Secured by Design works with the industry & test houses to create high level security standards, responding to trends in crime & has given input on a number of key standards. The principles of the scheme have been proven to reduce the risk of crime & the fear of crime. Secured by Design developments (those using products & materials that meet Secured by Design Standards) are up to 75% less likely to be burgled & show a reduction in criminal damage.
Quality and style
Our PVCu windows are available in a wide range of designs, finishes & glazing options including fixed lites, multi-cruciform designs, vertical sliders, casement, tilt & turn & more. Combining innovative design with advanced manufacturing techniques, Inliten represents the next generation of PVCu windows. Inliten products meet the sustainability demands of the current climate without compromising on quality or performance.We are pleased to offer an exclusive 15 year performance guarantee on all Inliten products. Inliten products are thermally efficient by design therefore our windows achieve “A” ratings as standard.
How you reduce the condensation in your property
As the evenings get darker, we are reminded that winter is here. During the winter months, we start to feel the cold more and this brings our attention to the condensation issues that we may have in our homes.
Condensation is one of the most common forms of dampness that can appear in your property and can cause wallpaper to peel off, damp patches to appear on walls and excess moisture on your windows. When left untreated the condensation can create mould growth which can be potentially harmful and lead to serious health issues and breathing difficulties.
The reason condensation appears in your property is due to a lack of ventilation. As we spend more time indoors and make our property more energy efficient the build up of moisture and humidity levels increase.
If you constantly have to wipe condensation off your windows and have a dehumidifier running for lengthy periods of time then you may want to think about whole house ventilation as a permanent solution to condensation and to improve the air quality indoors for your tenants or family.
If you are looking for a short term fix then we have some suggestions to reduce the condensation levels in your property: