We all know that replacement windows can improve the value of your property – but you may not realise the impact that making home improvements can have on your life. South Wales Home Improvements specialist, Centric Home Improvements, explains how replacement windows can really have a big impact on your wellbeing.
- More comfort
It’s often hard to explain the impact a draughty home can have on your wellbeing. From extra chills, to feeling under the weather, a lot of the heat from your home is lost through a poorly insulated window leaving you uncomfortable in your own home. Modern, triple glazing and double glazing reduces heat loss, leaving you feeling warm and cosy.
- Reduced maintenance
When you have jobs in the home that need to be done, like painting windows, if they aren’t done promptly, they can play on your mind, creating stress, but more importantly, in the case of windows, they play an important part in the defence of your home. Upgrading your windows not only gives one less task to do, it also gives peace of mind and added protection. They are also more secure and are less likely to be broken into.
- Energy cost savings
With so much energy being lost through windows, single glazed windows are a drain on your energy and you will spend more on heating a room. Double Glazing or Triple Glazing will maintain the heat in the room, reducing your heating bills, improving your financial wellbeing.
- Reduced condensation
Condensation can create major issues, from damp and mould (a serious health risk) to rotten window frames that can break after being closed for a long time. Tackling damp and mould can be challenging and expensive to put right but more importantly can create major health issues, particularly if black mould spores get into lungs. Even young healthy people can be affected.
Avoiding damp and mould is especially important for landlords, according to the NRLA. The Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 specifically cites “freedom from damp” as one of the criteria for deciding whether a property is unfit for human habitation, and the law makes the landlord responsible for keeping the property in good repair.
- Noise Reduction
It isn’t only loud parties and noisy neighbours that can create a noise nuisance. From passing traffic to overhead aircraft, windows form a huge part of your home’s noise barrier, and over time a high level of background noise can have a huge impact on health.
A 2011 report from the WHO linked excessive environmental noise to health problems ranging from stress, poor concentration, productivity losses in the workplace, and communication difficulties and fatigue from lack of sleep, to more serious issues such as cardiovascular disease, cognitive impairment, tinnitus and hearing loss. They concluded this even applies if you get used to the noise and don’t notice it.
If you have single glazing in a busy area, reducing environmental noise won’t just improve your property – it will directly improve your health.