5 Reasons To Install Double Glazing In Your New Home
Building a home is an exciting and stressful venture and as the homeowner you are constantly making decisions throughout the journey of your build – from paint colours, to flooring and facades. But have you considered your options for windows and doors? It is easy to become distracted with creating the aesthetic of your build, but choosing the right windows and doors has a lasting impact on your home and how you live in it.
New homes almost always come with single pane windows which do little to insulate your home and can be culprits for heat loss. Double glazed windows, which use two panes of glass instead of one, are a long term energy efficiency solution which will save you money and remove stress. We have compiled 5 reasons why your new home should have double glazed windows below!
What is Double Glazing?
Double glazed windows and doors are products with two panes of glass, separated by an air or gas filled gap. Unlike the standard single pane of glass in most windows, double glazed windows have increased insulation and are therefore more energy efficient and sustainable. Double glazed windows, together with specialised framing and sealant, make up an insulated glass unit (IGU).
There are a number of variants when it comes to double glazed windows and doors, and these include the space between the panes of glass, the air or gas between them and the framing product. To help increase the benefits of double glazed windows and doors, Thermotek uses uPVC framing for an air and water-tight seal.
Why You Should Install Double Glazing in Your New Home
Did you know that in winter, up to 45% of your homes heating energy can be lost through your doors and windows? And in summer, the heat gained can be up to 85%! To help reduce these figures, and subsequently save on energy bills, you need double glazed windows. New home owners often have to be careful with their budget, and investing in double glazed windows and doors is one way to guarantee smaller energy bills for years to come!
Here are our 5 reasons why you should install double glazed windows and doors in your new home:
1 – Energy Efficiency
Double glazed windows are more energy efficient than standard windows, as a result of the insulating gas between the glass and extra glass pane. Increased insulation means less warm air lost in winter, and less heat gained in summer. With less of a need for heating and cooling, you will no longer dread receiving your energy bill!
2 – Sustainability
As a result of the increased energy efficiency, you are helping the environment by wasting less energy! Energy wastage is a real contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, and by opting for double glazing you are having a long lasting, positive impact on the planet. uPVC framing is also recyclable, only increasing the sustainability of your new double glazed windows! There is nothing better than doing your bit for the environment while also being kind to your wallet.
3 – Reducing the Risk of Mold Build-up
Did you know that the insulating properties of double glazed windows help to decrease condensation? Mold loves condensation and humidity, and double glazing helps to keep the inside of your home warmer and dryer when it needs it most! Mold poses a risk to your physical home as well as to your health, so installing a long-lasting solution will help to take the stress out of potential mold build-up.
4 – Noise Reduction
There is nothing worse than living near a busy street, airport or having to constantly hear your noisy neighbours. The extra pane of glass, and insulating gas, helps to stop the sound from entering your home in the first place, creating a peaceful environment 24/7. No more worrying about moving into a home in a busy area, double glazing allows you to sleep easier from day one!
5 – Increase the Resale Value of Your Home
Now that you know the many benefits of double glazed windows and doors, it must come as no surprise that it is a sort after feature for any home! If you ever re-sell your home, the draw of double glazing will allow you to increase the resale price and encourage buyers.
Australian Made Double Glazed Windows and Doors
When choosing a double glazing company, there are some important factors to consider. Arguably the most important is where the products are made, and to what standard. There are a number of companies who source their windows and doors from Europe, where the weather conditions and building standards differ to those in Australia. The last thing you need is to be left with windows that don’t live up to the full potential double glazing has to offer as a result of their manufacturing!
Thermotek Windows & Doors is an Australian based double glazing manufacturer. All our windows and doors are made to the highest Australian standards, for Australian conditions.
Upgrading with Thermotek Windows & Doors
There is nothing more important than sourcing the highest quality double glazed windows and doors for your new home. At Thermotek Windows & Doors, we manufacture all our windows and doors here in Melbourne to the highest standards. No matter the size or needs of your build, we are here to help make your double glazing journey as smooth as possible!
With a wide range of styles and colours, including wood textures, our uPVC framing is durable and long lasting. We can create windows and doors to either blend seamlessly into the current aesthetic of your home, or to add a feature to your new home!
Looking to start your double glazing journey? Building a new home and want double glazed windows and doors? Simply contact us online or give us a call for information and a free quote!