6 Benefits of Double Glazed Windows
More and more property owners across Australia are installing double glazed windows and for good reason, because these windows have many benefits.
Double glazed windows are able to provide these great benefits because they have two panes of glass instead of just one. These panes are separated by either a vacuum or an inert gas and a desiccant which eliminates condensation.
Here are the top 6 benefits that double glazed windows will bring to any home:
Double glazed windows are designed to increase insulation by up to 40%. It is the insulated sealed unit (IGU) consisting of two panes of glass, argon gas and various tints and coatings that provide the insulation and prevent direct contact between indoor and outdoor air.
Single pane windows easily allow the transmission of heat or cold from indoor and outdoor air through the glass. This temperature exchange accounts for an estimated 30% of all the hot or cool air that is lost from a home or business.
The increased insulation in double glazed windows cuts heat exchange by at least 50%. This means that during the winter the warm air stays inside and during the summer it stays outside right where it should be.
Lower Energy Bills
Thanks to its insulating abilities, double glazed glass automatically lowers energy bills. As double glazed windows reduce the loss of heat during winter and coolness during summer, they allow air conditioners and central heating units to work less and still maintain the building at a constant temperature.
Double glazed windows are actually safer than single panes of glass. The two panes of glass in double glazed windows have internal beading for added security and can be laminated or strengthened to prevent access..
All of our double glazed windows come in uPVC frames. uPVC is naturally strong and we weld all of the joints in the window frames to make them even stronger. Installing double glazed windows is an important way to deter anyone who might want to force a window open or break through it.
Interested in making your home or office a quieter place? Double glazed windows are able to filter out twice as much noise pollution as a single pane of glass. This means that double glazed windows can make an environment up to 80% quieter than older style single-pane windows.
Boost Property Value
Installing double glazed windows increases property value because they boost security and make the property more energy-efficient.
Double glazed windows also add value because they are attractive and protect the interior of the property. UV rays come through any window that receives direct sunshine. These harmful rays damage furniture and fade carpets, as well as age paint and wallpaper. The two panes of glass combined with special coatings as standard in double glazed windows are able to filter out many UV rays and keep the interior decorations looking nice for a longer time.
Double glazed windows have multiple components, but they are simple to maintain. The two panes of glass are well-sealed to keep humidity and dust from creeping into hard to reach places. Along with this, the sturdy uPVC frames around the glass naturally resist humidity, never corrode and never need to be repainted.
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