Why should you buy your new windows locally?
When building your new home, or renovating your existing one, choosing windows and doors is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. If you opt to purchase your windows and doors from overseas, there is potential for problems. From low quality windows that break, to having the wrong items delivered to you, there are many horror stories out there of what could go wrong. These are costly mistakes and can result in expensive replacements. We have compiled a number of reasons why it’s important to source your windows locally. Read on to find out why locally made windows are the best choice for your home.
When purchasing your windows through a local company, you can take the time to ensure the products are of the highest quality. You also guarantee seamless communication, and a positive service experience. Communicating with an overseas supplier can become difficult, often due to language barriers and time differences. It is also common for other countries to have different, often lesser, quality and legal standards, resulting in a lower quality product and problems down the line. The last thing you want is a window that doesn’t last, or becomes faulty, because it couldn’t withstand the Australian climate! At Thermotek Windows & Doors, we manufacture our windows in Australia (Melbourne to be exact!), for Australians. Our double glazed windows and doors are made to the highest quality, and are guaranteed to meet all necessary Australian standards.
Your windows and doors are going to be a part of your home for many years, and directly impact your quality of living. Therefore, it is important you do your research before purchasing, to ensure you are making the best choice for your build or renovation. Buying locally allows you to conduct ample research, easily find reviews, and potentially get word of mouth feedback as well! Overseas companies might be harder to find reviews for, and it can also be difficult to know the legitimacy of them. Local companies are there immediately to answer any questions you may have: are the windows energy efficient? How well do they handle the intense UV rays in Australia? Are they sustainable? At Thermotek, you can find a number of positive reviews on Google, with our ratings averaging at 4.9 out of 5. We are proud to offer such a high quality service, and encourage clients to look into our reviews or simply contact us with any questions. It’s also a good idea to check that the company is a member of the HIA – the Housing Industry Association (the official body of Australia’s home building industry), as well as AGWA – Australian Glass and Window Association. AWA are the uPVC window alliance that have certified WERS ratings for all windows and doors.
When you purchase windows overseas, not only do you run the risk of a low quality product, but you also take away from the local economy. Purchasing windows locally is a reinvestment into the local economy, and supports not only the business itself but members of the community. Money spent on overseas products fuels long term benefits you will never receive, instead of supporting a local business and the Australian construction industry.
Leadtimes for delivery and installation of new windows from local companies will generally be faster too – we will usually have your windows installed between six and eight weeks however imported windows will generally take 4 to 6 months.
Designed for the Climate
Australian made products are best suited to the Aussie climate – and this is true for windows. Thermotek’s windows and doors are a long-lasting, energy efficient double glazing solution, helping you stay cool during the blistering hot summers and warm in the cool winters. Australia has a diverse, and intense, climate where overseas products simply don’t hold up over time. The windows sourced from overseas suppliers are simply ineffective in controlling the extreme temperatures we face, and will wear over time. Investing in quality uPVC framing also helps to keep the temperature comfortable within your home, and in Australia this is essential.
Better for the Environment
Big picture research shows that buying local reduces the carbon footprint of your products. Locally made windows are the sustainable, socially-responsible choice. Windows and doors take a lot of fuel to transport, and if travelling from overseas, the amount of greenhouse gas emitted increases dramatically. This transport can also be a hidden cost, so not only is it environmentally irresponsible, it can also be an extra out of pocket money loss! Buying locally made windows means less travel, lower costs, and no hidden fees. Thermotek’s windows and doors are energy efficient, which means they save power over their lifetime; double glazing is an investment in the environment for years to come!
Energy Efficiency in Your Home
Thermotek Windows & Doors is an Australian double glazing company, passionate about sustainability and supporting local. Our windows and doors are made to the highest quality in our Melbourne warehouse. We have over many positive reviews, and are ready to help clients make the most of their new builds or renovations.
Our uPVC framed windows and doors are a long-term investment, providing you with temperature control and lowered energy bills. The insulating features of uPVC and double glazing mean your cooling and heating is more effective, and won’t need to work as hard resulting in less energy output. uPVC framing is also recyclable, adding to the sustainability of your windows. Energy efficient windows improve your life in a number of ways, and are a worthwhile investment.
Double glazing reduces noise pollution, and with uPVC framing, are a low maintenance option for your home! With so many styles to suit any aesthetic, our windows and doors can be customised to fit the needs of your build.
Buying Local Double Glazing with Thermotek Windows & Doors
No matter if you are looking to upgrade your old windows, or invest in double glazing for your new home, Thermotek Windows & Doors can provide you with the windows and doors you need! Our double glazed windows and doors allow you to feel comfortable in your home, and with reduced bills and a positive environmental impact, there are so many benefits to making the switch.
Interested in double glazed, locally made windows? Want to find out more about your options? We are happy to help! Contact us today to make the next step in your sustainability journey.