All properties lose heat through their windows, but energy-efficient glazing keeps your home warmer and quieter as well as reducing your energy bills. That could mean double or in some cases triple-glazing for new buildings.
You can improve the energy efficiency of existing windows by adding storm windows, caulking and weather stripping, and using window treatments or coverings.
If your home has very old and/or inefficient windows, it might be more cost-effective to replace them than to try to improve their energy efficiency.
New, energy-efficient windows eventually pay for themselves through lower heating and cooling costs, and sometimes even lighting costs. When properly selected and installed, energy-efficient windows can help minimize your heating, cooling, and lighting costs, but in older properties especially those on conservation areas, it may not be possible to install double or triple glazing.
IWP Dansk has been involved with organisations such as Historic Scotland to improve the thermal performance of single glazed windows and slim profile double glazing.
Recent projects undertaken by our team include repairs to listed sash windows, the retro-fitting of slim profile double glazing and the in-house manufacture of single glazed units. Such glazing has a considerably smaller cavity compared to conventional double glazing resulting in a thinner profile – as specified in conservation projects.