Christmas, and all that comes with it, is approaching quickly. The drawn-out nights and the cold weather can often lead to an increase in energy bills to combat the discomfort. The months of December and January are also statistically some of the most targeted times for home intruders. Getting your home secure as well as improving its efficiency are two important things to ensure this winter.
One of the easiest ways to make your windows more energy efficient is to use a number of draught-proofing methods. Draughts can be a major cause of problems relating to your energy bills soaring, given all the warm air that can easily escape. There are several ways to deal with draughts, some easier and more budget-friendly than others.
When it comes to security, statistics show that the majority of break-ins come via forced entry through windows and doors. It may sound like a simple thing, but make sure to check that your locks are actually in working order. Any issues with your locks can present an opportunity to a would-be burglar to take advantage. Installing multi-point locking systems on your windows is another good option to enhance security or installing further features such as deadbolts or keyed locks.
Glass and glazing are also important in helping to protect your windows. Laminated or toughened glass can help to prevent break-ins. Laminated glass stays in place when broken, while toughened glass breaks into many different pieces to help reduce the risk of injury. Single glazing can not only hamper your home’s thermal efficiency, but it is also a considerable security threat. Upgrading to double glazing can significantly decrease the chances of intruders being successful as well as decrease your energy expenditure.
At Sheffield Double Glazing, we offer a fantastic range of uPVC windows that are sure to enhance your home’s efficiency and security. From casement windows to flush sash windows and many more, there is a window style to fit the aesthetic of your Sheffield property. Contact us today on 01143 273433 or get a free online quote to get your windows ready for winter.