3 home hacks to avoid heat loss in your home this winter!

December 5, 2018

It’s that exciting time of the year again, where Christmas is just around the corner, but that also means that the weather outside has become substantially colder. For the unprepared, this comes with the risk of your home becoming unbearably cold. Luckily, there are a number of ways to avoid the heat loss associated with the winter chill, and we at Jack of Glass happen to be experts on the matter.

Rosewood uPVC casement window

Rosewood uPVC casement window

Installing double-glazed windows to combat the cold

One of the biggest factors determining whether your house will feel the cold this winter is whether or not your windows have double glazing. Double glazing is when your windows utilise two panes of glass as opposed to just one. Argon gas is present between the two panes of glass which helps create a barrier against the cold. Heat normally travels through glass with ease, which is where a regular window fails. Argon gas traps this heat as it tries to leave, resulting in far less heat being lost overall and less money being spent on your heating bill.

Jack of Glass offers double glazing for both aluminium and uPVC windows, and there are multiple glazing options available. Things like textured glass options can be selected and we also stock almost any type of glass you can think of. Improved thermal efficiency isn’t the only benefit of double glazing, you’ll also have improved sound insulation, better security, and no condensation or draughts.

Insulation within the home

Another way to reduce the heat loss within your home this winter is to make sure your home is insulated. The previously mentioned double glazing is just one way of insulating your home, but you can also insulate your walls, roof, and floor. Insulation is the act of utilising a material that stops heat from escaping and cold from entering. To insulate your walls and reduce heat loss, you can install cavity wall insulation, which is a method that involves placing insulating material between the brick and the inside wall. The reduced air circulation results in minimised heat loss through your walls.

You can reduce the heat lost through your roof by insulating the ceiling of your loft. Many houses already have loft insulation but if yours doesn’t, you’ll definitely wish you’d done it sooner. It’s relatively easy to insulate your loft by yourself by using rolls of mineral wool insulation. Heat tends to rise upwards, so having something in place that stops it from leaving your home will make all the difference this winter.

Lipstick Red composite door

Lipstick Red composite door

Replacing your doors

You might not have known this, but your doors can actually be one of the biggest culprits in affecting the temperature of your home. If your door is particularly old or wasn’t fitted securely to begin with, you might be experiencing draughts within your home. A brand-new door from Jack of Glass is sure to minimise the heat loss within your home. Whether you’re looking for a uPVC, composite, bifold, French or patio door, Jack of Glass provides doors that are energy efficient and installed professionally to ensure that the least amount of heat is lost.

Jack of Glass

Jack of Glass offers products that are sure to keep your home warm this winter, whether it’s our double-glazed windows or thermally efficient doors. We also have a number of other glass products and a repair service. For more information, you can contact us or browse our website.

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Areas we serve

Operating out of High Wycombe for 30 years, we know the local area like the back of our hand. We supply and install high quality glass and glazing to homes in Princes Risborough, Chesham, Amersham, Beaconsfield, Marlow and beyond.

If you have a particular way of improving your home in mind and reside anywhere in or around a 20 mile radius, feel free to get in touch with our reliable team. We’ll be in touch swiftly.

K. Piowman-sale

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A. Hunt

Outstanding quality of service, and great at catering to bespoke requests. They are fantastic value for money, and a lovely bunch of boys to boot 🙂

H. Ellams

Great service at Wycombe Museum last Friday. The guys went above and beyond with their glass delivery service. This is the 3rd or 4th time i’ve used them.Just to let you know I shared it on High Wycombe facebook page too.

M. Harber

Incredible transformation. Great service. Amazingly fast replacement of a very big window!! Everything cleared up and great value for money.

M. Shoaib

Purchased 2 green house windows, got the size wrong, went back to get it cut to a smaller size FREE of charge and stayed after closing time until I arrived.

N. Shanta

I highly recommend Jack of Glass! Matt, Chris and their team deliver an outstanding service. I am extremely happy with the job that they did in our flat. It really exceeded all of my expectations and the room looks absolutely beautiful with the floor to ceiling mirrors.

S. Nandha

Great team and with great quality to detail on the finish of my glass splashbacks, also the bi-fold door works a treat for our dream house

Mr. Barlow

I recently needed to replace around ten or so panes of glass in my greenhouse . Very good service very nice guys ,cut and wrapped the glass while i waited and even made an alteration to a pane that i had measured wrongly .Thank you for the help and i will use again.

A. Lovell

We have recently had our front door and windows replaced by Jack of Glass. They were great. The communication was amazing, we knew every step of the way what was happening and they left place spotless. Our new door and windows have completely changed the house. Very happy and would recommend to anyone.

Josh Webb

Jack of glass have recently replaced all my windows efficiently and to a high standard. The price was also very reasonable. The customer service was outstanding along with the services they provide. Highly recommended.

Mr Bennett

I had to replace a small double glazed panel in a window. I though it would be difficult to get anybody interested as it was such a small job. However, Jack of Glass did the work. They visited the house to take the measurements, ordered the replacement glass and fitted it all very efficiently and at a reasonable cost. I will use them again.