Double Glazing in Redhill

Your Questions Answered

At Future Windows, we’ve built our unrivalled reputation in the local Redhill area on the key principles of reliability and trust. We manufacture aluminium windows and UPVC windows at our own factory in nearby Horley to retain complete quality control over our products. Our expert fitters use quality materials to make windows, doors and conservatories from nationally recognised brands such as Liniar.

Not only do our products represent great value for money, but our friendly customer service and personal touch have seen us become the leading choice in Redhill for double glazing.

On this page, we answer some of the most common queries we receive from local homeowners. If your question about double glazing, aluminium windows, UPVC windows or conservatories isn’t answered here, please contact us on 01293 774223.

How much can I save on energy bills with double glazing?

Let’s use a three-bedroomed semi-detached home in Redhill as an example and the replacement of all existing single-glazed windows with double glazing. In this instance, new aluminium windows or UPVC windows save you between £90 and £120 a year on your heating bill. Because double glazing lasts for around 20 years, that’s £2,100 over the lifetime of our products.

As you can see, an installation from Future Windows goes a long way towards paying for itself over the years.

What are the benefits of double glazing?

Apart from the undoubted quality of our products, the main benefits of double glazing are stylish design work and a significant increase in the value of your Redhill home. You’ll also notice better energy efficiency and reduced heating bills, alongside better heat and noise retention, particularly in conservatories where users really value warmth and quiet.

Yale locks and hinges increase security and vented design work reduces condensation on the inner panes.

What is UPVC?

UPVC is an acronym of Unplasticised Polyvinyl Chloride. The “unplasticised” part indicates that UPVC doesn’t have the same flexibility as normal plastic. Rigidity makes the frames of UPVC windows ideal for double glazing. UPVC is the most cost-effective option for Redhill residents. Traditional timber frames are three times more expensive and much less efficient.

UPVC windows are extremely durable and require no maintenance other than an occasional wipe with a cloth and warm water.

What are the advantages of aluminium windows?

Aluminium windows are the greenest option because they are so easily recycled and, when processed, they only use 5% of the energy required to produce new aluminium frames from scratch. Aluminium windows are stronger and have slimmer profiles, so they can include a larger area of double glazing that’s ideal for letting more light into Redhill homes and conservatories.

UPVC is recyclable but only up to around 10 or 12 times.

What sits between the panes of double glazing?

There are two layers of glass in double glazing (and three in triple glazing) with a gap of approximately 20mm between them. Energy-efficient aluminium windows and UPVC windows use gases like argon, xenon and krypton, the last of which has nothing to do with Superman! These gases sit between the individual panes of glass and keep Redhill homes warmer during winter.

The same gases in double-glazed windows also keep homes and conservatories cooler during the spring and summer months.

Will I need ventilated windows?

UPVC windows and aluminium windows with double glazing have a more airtight design than single-glazed frames. This can lead to a build-up of condensation in some Redhill homes, or in conservatories, if you do not have enough ventilation. Some replacement windows have trickle vents incorporated into the frame and these provide controlled levels of ventilation. Condensation can sometimes occur with Low-E double glazing.

Gases keep heat inside a property, so the outsides of windows remain cool. This lets condensation build up during cold weather, but this isn’t a problem and rarely causes damage.

If you have a question about aluminium or UPVC windows for a Redhill home, or about any of our double-glazed products, call Future Windows on 01293 774223.