Why Use Double Glazing In Our Homes?
Windows and doors are a significant part of a house. They form the visual aesthetics and character; they let in light and fresh air and offer views that connect interior living spaces with the outdoors.
However, windows can be a major source of unwanted heat gain in summer and significant heat loss in winter.
Are You Spending Too Much On Heating & Cooling Power Bills?
Windows can severely impact on the heating and cooling loads of a building.
The chart above shows that an average home uses over one-third of it’s energy on just hreating and cooling.
Up to 40% of a home’s heating energy can be lost and up to 87% of its heat gained through windows.
Have a look at your electricity and gas bills and try to figure how much you are losing.
Could Double Glazing Cut Your Energy Bills?
Improving windows’ thermal performance reduces energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions. That’s more money in your pocket, and a better world for your kids and grandkids.
Energy efficient windows make your home more comfortable, dramatically reduce your energy costs and help to create a brighter, cleaner and healthier environment.
There are 2 main components to a window system; the glazing type and the frame type.
Glazing type has the greatest impact on the thermal comfort of a window system. Ie the key should be to achieve an inside glass surface temperature as close as possible to the desired room air temperature. Meaning the glass in your window is neither cold in winter nor hot in summer. Which is why double glazing has a better advantage than single glass regardless of thickness.
Most of our homes in Australia are unfortunately built with only 3mm or 4mm thin single glazed windows. Simply not enough insulation performance. Do you know how thick your glass is?
The frame types commonly used in the Australian residential market are timber, Aluminium, or steel. The critical differences in these frame materials are their insulation characteristics.
Aluminium frames are good conductor of heat and can decrease the insulating performance by absorbing the temperature and transferring it in or out of the home.
Timber frames are characteristically good natural insulators. Main downside to timber is maintenance upkeep to protect from rotting and warpage.
For the retro fit double glazing solution of just replacing the glass; TwingGlaze can be fitted to any of these existing frame types without a problem.
Retrofit Double Glazing Advantages, Information & Specs.
TwinGlazeeco is customised to order and adaptable to all type of window frames including timber, aluminum or steel. The Australian made insulated double glass can also be customized to the specific need of your house orientation. For instance, for noise facing windows, we would specify Laminated glass that further blocks noise and for Sun heat exposed windows tint can be specified. Please refer the glass type under our Technical Resources for details on glass surface applications & solutions.
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The Australian made insulated double glass can also be customized to the specific need of your house orientation. For instance, for noise facing windows, we would specify Laminated glass further blocks noise and for Sun heat exposed windows tint can be specified. Please refer the glass type under our Technical Resources for details on glass surface applications & solutions.