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Stopping Draughts at Their Source: The Ultimate Guide to a Warmer, Quieter Home

Updated: Jun 4

Draught-proofing your home is not just about comfort; it's about efficiency. By taking proactive measures, you can significantly reduce energy costs, enhance the quietness of your interior, and increase the overall security of your abode. While there are numerous steps you can take, starting with double-glazed windows is both effective and transformative. Here’s how to fortify your home against unwelcome drafts.

Roof Insulation: Your First Line of Defense

The roof is a critical area where heat can escape, making roof insulation a key player in the battle against draughts. Opting for a minimum of 6.0 insulation batts in your roof space can dramatically retain heat within your home, reducing the reliance on heating systems and thereby saving on energy bills. But while roof insulation is a formidable barrier against temperature fluctuations, it's only part of the solution.

Wall Insulation: Sealing the Envelope

Insulating your walls further seals your home from the elements, acting as a cozy sweater that keeps the warmth in and the cold out. When walls are properly insulated, they work in tandem with your roof insulation to create a more consistent indoor temperature, enhancing comfort and reducing energy consumption. However, even the best-insulated walls and roof can't combat draughts if your windows are lacking.

Double-Glazed Windows: The Ultimate Draught-Proofing Solution

Here’s where double-glazed windows from Spartan Double Glazing truly shine. Our Australian-made uPVC double-glazed windows are designed not just to replace old timber and aluminum frames but to revolutionize how your home feels and performs. With over 120 years of combined experience, our handcrafted window systems offer unparalleled benefits:

  • Energy Efficiency: Our windows achieve a U-value of 1.3, outperforming single-glazed aluminum by up to 600% and double-glazed aluminum by 300%. This efficiency translates to significant energy savings and a comfortable home year-round.

  • Noise Reduction: The tranquility of your home is paramount. Our double-glazed windows significantly reduce external noise, making your living space a quiet haven.

  • Security: Equipped with strong sealing mechanisms and hardware from ROTO Germany, our windows provide a level of security that is as reassuring as it is robust.

  • Maintenance-Free: Say goodbye to the hassle of regular maintenance. Our windows are designed to withstand all weather conditions without discolouring, fading, or rotting.

  • Longevity: With a lifespan of over 60 years, our windows are a long-term investment in the comfort, security, and energy efficiency of your home.

  • Aesthetic and Functional Excellence: Offering European-style window systems, our products elevate the look and feel of any home.

While insulating your roof and walls is undoubtedly beneficial, starting with double-glazed windows offers the most immediate and noticeable impact on your home's comfort, energy consumption, and security. Spartan Double Glazing specializes in creating windows tailored for clients seeking not just an upgrade but a transformation in their living experience. With our 10-year unconditional guarantee, your investment is just as secure as your newly draught-proofed home.

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