What Is Double Glazing and How Does It Work?
What Are The Benefits of Double Glazing?
A More Comfortable Home
Double Glazing your windows and doors will have your family feeling more comfortable in your home. Having double glazed windows will help keep the heat out in summer, and keep in the warmth in during winter. Not many of us enjoy heating and cooling systems that are forever turning on and off, causing noise and blasting us with hot or cold air. Double glazing will keep your home’s temperature more stable, cutting down the number of times your heating/cooling system has to switch on and off.
A Quieter Home
Want to enjoy a quieter and more peaceful home? In today’s world, noise can be detracting from our enjoyment of our home. At Thermotek Windows, we can’t do much about the noise inside your home, but we can certainly help keep out noise from outside. Double glazing your windows can dramatically cut any noise pollution that you might suffer from. This could include annoying noise such as barking dogs, loud air conditioners, noisy neighbours, aircraft noise, traffic noise, nearby pubs and clubs, to name a few.
‘I work night shifts and need to get my rest during the day, so I used Thermotek Windows Double Glazed Windows and doors to keep the noise out of the room….. Its is very impressive how good this has worked. I can barely hear any noise coming through and no draught at all anymore. Not only that but I have noticed a sufficient difference in keeping the temperature under control in that area.’ Pye – Box Hill South
Lower Energy Bills
Energy bills are forever increasing and this will definitely be an ongoing issue for your family budget. Windows can severely impact on the heating and cooling loads of a building. Up to 40% of a home’s heating energy can be lost and up to 87% of its heat gained through windows. Improving windows’ thermal performance reduces energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions.
A More Secure Home
The majority of home burglaries gain entry through windows or doors. Standard, single-glazed windows offer your home no protection from burglars. Modern double-glazed windows and doors, using multi-point locking technology, and security-enhancing uPVC framing, can help improve your window security and deter would-be burglars.
Condensation is caused when a cold surface and moist air meet. You see it when a drinking glass drips condensation on your table, and you see it when your bathroom mirror fogs up. In many homes today, condensation on windows and doors is a problem. We have these thin 3mm panes of glass that in the cooler months becomes a cold surface. When the warm, moist air inside your home meets this cold glass pane, it can cause condensation. Condensation on your windows can cause a number of problems. The moisture can trickle down and damage the window frame- particularly if it is wood. Sometimes really bad condensation can damage your wall, your architrave, your carpet or your floor. High moisture levels like this are also breeding grounds for mould. Double Glazing will virtually eliminate these problems. The gas in-between the two panes of glass will ensure that the inside glass is kept at room temperature. Condensation issues will become a thing of the past.
Enhance Your Home’s Value
Double Glazing will help your home achieve a higher Star Energy rating. New homes in Victoria a required to meet a minimum 6 star standard. That’s a good target to meet or beat, when you are extending or refurbishing, too. Using double glazing to help achieve a higher Star rating provides an excellent Return on Investment (ROI) when it reduces your power bill, but there’s an extra bonus. While every individual case will be different, a study by the Australian Bureau of Statistics has shown that higher star ratings translate into higher sale prices for homes.
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
These days we are well aware that global warming and climate change are with us. 2014 produced the highest worldwide temperatures on record. This is an effect on safety for some, insurance rates for many and a poorer future for all our kids. Double Glazing can reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from your heating and cooling significantly, and reduces your carbon footprint.