The forerunner of today’s uPVC was first developed in the 1920’s. While searching for a synthetic substitute for rubber, Dr. Waldo Semon of the B.F. Goodrich Company in the United States formulated the first PVC polymer, in 1926.
As with double glazing technology, the use of PVC didn’t come into common use until the 1950’s. As double glazing provides much better performance than single glazing, so modern uPVC window and door frames provide numerous benefits compared with the traditional wood and aluminium frames
In the case of PVC windows, known in the US as ‘vinyl windows’, Europe was the early adopter. The frst commercially viable product, the Trocal, was introduced in Europe in 1954. Production commenced in the US in the 1950’s too, but it wasn’t until the 1980’s that ‘vinyl’ took off. Read more about the History of uPVC-Vinyl Windows
Today, the pioneering advances made in double glazing and PVC polymers almost 100 ywears ago, have culminated in the best windows and doors available on the market, and proudly manufactured by Thermotek Windows, right here in Melbourne. Read more about uPVC…
Double Glazing In 21st. Century Australia
The bad news is that while Australia suffers the extremes of sub-zero Winter and searing Summer temperatures, we are far behind Europe and North America in the adoption of double glazing. Many purchasers of new homes, and the builders who build them, believe that keeping the capital cost down is the best way to improve housing affordabilty. We have another perspective…
We believe that housing affordability is best described as the cost of mortgage repayment + cost of energy. If tyhe cost of fitting double glazing is less than the energy savings you can make on your heating and cooling bills, then fitting double glazing is a ‘no-brainer’. That’s the good news.
If YOU don’t want to be 2,000 years behind the times, then Thermotek Windows is here to help. Give us a call on 1300 733 429, email us, or fill in ourContact Form