Compared to modern Windows and doors, older windows have several disadvantages, especially in terms of thermal and acoustic insulation. To improve these window properties, it makes sense to consider a renovation or a complete replacement. Thus, not only can thermal and acoustic insulation be improved, but the new models also offer much better protection against thieves. In this sense there are several possibilities.
Complete change of windows
The most expensive solution is the complete replacement of the doors and windows. In the long term, this measure may even pay off, as the savings in energy costs pay off considerably in your pocket. New, high-quality doors and windows not only increase theft protection, sound and heat insulation, but also provide greater comfort in the home. Taking advantage of this situation, the window surfaces can also be enlarged to allow more light to enter the interior.
Change of gaskets and interior glass
Compared to a complete replacement or glazing replacement, this window renovation variant is quite inexpensive, but will only be considered if the building structure and window frame are still in good condition. Depending on which properties of the door and window need to be improved, different sealing materials can be integrated. Thus, various materials and processes are used to improve thermal insulation, optimize acoustic insulation or protect against humidity. Another option is the installation of window films, which ensure optimized acoustic and thermal insulation.
If the window frame is still in good condition, replacement of the glazing may be considered to improve the thermal insulation of the window. This makes sense especially if the frame must be preserved for aesthetic reasons or in the case of buildings listed as historical monuments. Besides modern multi-glazing, it is also possible to install coated glass. If there is a change in the insulation of the windows, the air supply from the outside also changes, which can have a negative effect on the operation of a stove.
What should be taken into account?
Besides the various renovation methods, there are other factors that also play an important role. When changing the frame, you have to choose the right material. PVC models are not only cheaper than similar frames made of wood or aluminum, but also easier to maintain. Besides, it is possible to customize the color of the frames and thus adapt them to the facade or interior design. You also have to decide between double or triple glazing.