Why Rental Owners Should Invest in Double-Glazed Windows

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Why Rental Owners Should Invest in Double-Glazed Windows


To stay ahead and attract longstanding, quality tenants; it's essential to provide a comfortable and affordable living space. With soaring inflation and the cost of living, renters are more focused on affordability now than ever, especially when it comes to energy bills.

So it's no surprise that this year alone, over
 29% of our vacating residents said they would have preferred their property to have double-glazed windows.

We get it; installing double-glazing can be a pricey task, but there are numerous benefits, and we'll walk you through why it's a smart move for your rental investment.


Energy Efficiency

One of the most significant advantages of double-glazed windows is their energy-efficient properties. With two layers of glass separated by an insulating layer of air or gas, they create a thermal barrier that prevents heat from escaping during the winter and keeps the interior cool during the scorching summer months. 

By retaining the indoor temperature, your tenants can significantly reduce their heating and cooling expenses, leading to lower utility bills and happier occupants.

Whilst energy efficiency doesn't stand as legality now, it's heading that way. In 2025, newly rented properties will need an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of a
 C or above. 

So it's well worth mentioning that making significant upgrades now, like double-glazing, to improve your properties' energy efficiency is the right move. 

For more information on upcoming energy performance changes, read our recent article, "What is an EPC and when do you need one?"

Condensation Control 

Double-glazing will be your most significant helper in avoiding any dreaded mould popping up in your rental property. With traditional single-pane windows, the glass surface facing the outside becomes very cold.

When the warm, moist indoor air comes in contact with this cold surface, it cools down rapidly, and the moisture in the air turns into water droplets (condensation). Double-glazed windows reduce this cooling effect, so condensation is less likely.

Let's face it, the UK is notorious for its harsh winters, so when your residents are cranking up the heating, your double-glazed windows will be working overtime to avoid any tricky mould pop-ups before it becomes a big deal for your residents and your bank account.

Noise Reduction 

London can be a bustling and noisy city, and noise pollution can be a real concern for tenants, so much so that over 10% of our residents said that noise pollution was the thing they liked least about their property; double-glazed windows act as an effective sound barrier, reducing external noise and creating a tranquil and peaceful living environment. 

Whether your property is situated near busy roads or vibrant neighbourhoods, the noise reduction offered by double-glazing can be a significant selling point for potential tenants seeking a peaceful retreat.

Long term Investment 

Installing double-glazed windows is not just a short-term fix; it's a long-term investment that enhances the overall value of your property. The energy efficiency, noise reduction, and security benefits double glazing offers can make your rental property more attractive to potential tenants and increase its overall market value,

Not to mention, with the new energy performance rating regulations coming into place, energy efficiency has fast become a sought-after feature for potential buyers, so if you do decide to sell, having double-glazed windows will attract more interest in your home. 

It's safe to say that although installing double-glazing is on the more expensive end of property upgrades, it's a smart decision that yields multiple long-term benefits.

From reducing energy bills to noise reduction, double-glazing is an investment to attract high-quality longstanding residents willing to pay a premium not to mention the amount you'll save in mouldy maintenance costs and avoiding the contractor and supply race that's coming in light of the 2025 energy performance legislation changes. 

If you're considering double-glazing and would like some advice, speak to our in-house refurbishment team today.