From selecting the type of glazing to obtaining aids for energy renovation, do not miss any step for a powerful and economical windows replacement. Follow the 7 tips for windows replacement.
Type of glazing: identify your needs
Double glazing, triple glazing, sound insulation or burglar-resistant glass: how to choose? It all depends on your requirements. The transition from single to double glazing will amply satisfy your expectations for thermal comfort and energy savings. If necessary, book the triple glazing. Depending on your budget, you can also opt for a glass with sound reduction properties or a thief resistant laminated glass.
Window frame: select the best material for your home
Choose your joinery by comparing the benefits of each material for windows replacement:
- The PVC offers an excellent price / quality ratio. Robust, it adapts to all environments and is particularly resistant to sun, pollution and sea air.
- For large windows, or even windows, prefer aluminum. Just as strong, it does not rust and withstands severe weather. Aluminum fits perfectly with a modern aesthetic.
- Wooden frames will be more suitable for a warm interior. Natural insulation, the wood offers excellent thermal and sound performance.
Number of windows: prefer living rooms and bathroom
No need to isolate all of your windows for a daily comfort gain. If your budget is limited, you can already have double glazing in the rooms where you spend the most time. Identify the weak points of your home in order to improve its insulation.
Solar factors and degrees of insulation: adapt the technical characteristics to the exposure of your windows
After identifying the windows to be changed, consider the technical characteristics according to the exposure:
Exposed windows North: your priority is to support the level of insulation of these walls. For this, go to the glazing with the lowest thermal coefficient. For example, double glazing generally allows dividing by 2 the thermal coefficient compared to a single glazing.
Exposed windows South: maximize the heat gains brought by the sun by favoring a high solar factor. Make sure you can limit extreme intake in the summer by using blinds or exterior shutters.
Choose your craftsman: trust the signs of quality
In energy renovation, the signs of quality differ depending on the type of work. When windows replacement, rely on the EGR qualification and quality signs. It also allows you to deal with an interlocutor who knows the financial support schemes for energy renovation. He will therefore be able to direct you on the performance criteria required for the eligibility of your work.
Financial aid: find out beforehand
It is important to compare the devices of renovation aids and identify the one that suits you before signing a quote:
EEC Premium: You can benefit from an EEC Premium for replacing single glazed windows with double glazing. Remember to consult the technical performance criteria to ensure your eligibility. It is imperative to register before the quote is signed to receive this assistance.
CITE: The Energy Transition Tax Credit also covers expenses related to the replacement of single glazed double glazed windows at a rate of 15%. ISCED is for owners and tenants of their homes built more than 2 years ago. This aid may be combined with the EEC Premium.