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Low emission glass, also known as low-e glass, is a favourite when it comes to energy-efficient glass. Considering that 70% of energy loss occurs in windows and doors, with 90% of window loss occurring due to glass choice, selecting an appropriate type of glass for your windows should undoubtedly be a priority. Let’s take a closer look at low emission glass and it’s benefits.
Low-e glass is glass with a special transparent coating which reflects heat without minimising the transparency and clarity of the glass, or the amount of light entering your home. Low-e coatings occur at various performance levels and as the coating is microscopically thin, it can be used alongside other coating techniques, including laminating, single glazing and double glazing.
Low-e glass comes in two types of coatings: soft coats and hard coats.
The solar control coating, also known as the soft coat, is applied to pre-cut glass that has already been formed, at room temperature in a vacuum chamber where electricity combines with molecules of metal to cover the glass. It is then sealed in an insulated glass unit, resulting in an almost invisible coating which allows more visible light with reduced haze. The soft coat provides a higher level of performance when compared to a hard coat, however, it is also less durable and can only be used in double-glazed glass.
The more common variety is the hard coat low-e glass, which is made online by coating the glass with a thin metallic oxide layer during production. This welds it to the surface, creating a highly durable fusion which is also difficult to scratch. Hard coats can also be used for single-glazed applications, however, although they are more durable, the haze levels are higher and clarity can be lower than the soft coat variety.
Low-e glass’s main benefit is its ability to reduce heat loss by reflecting interior temperatures back inside the home. However, heat loss isn’t the only problem we encounter when choosing inadequate window finishes. Another common problem we face is damage to our interior furnishings, with curtains and other furniture losing its colour due to the strength of the ultra-violet rays we have in Perth. Low-e glass reduces the strength of ultra-violet rays whilst also cutting glare and thus improving thermal efficiency.
Low-E glass makes your home more comfortable in every season—but how? The coating on the glass acts as an insulator in the winter. It essentially traps the warmth in a building. In the summer time, that coating is also key to keeping your home cool. The low-e glass helps block radiant heat and ultraviolet rays.
What does this all mean? It means lower energy bills each month. Low-E glass reflects heat out in the summer and keeps the warmth inside a building in the winter, leaving your home feeling more comfortable while saving energy.
In addition to energy savings, low-e glass protects from fading. Think about all the sunlight that comes into your entry way. Having low-e glass on your Nu Way Glass door and Nu Way Glass windows preve early fading on hardwood floors, carpet, sofas, curtains ,furniture, . other materials that are affected the suns damaging rays
Are you ready to increase the value of your home whilst simultaneously decreasing your cooling and heating costs? If so, choose low emission glass. If you’re still uncertain or if you have any questions about this article or how low emission glass would function in your home, contact us today. Our friendly team will be happy to help.
If you would like us to design a window that uses high-quality materials to optimally match your home, then please don’t hesitate to let us know. Your options are only limited by your imagination.
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At Nu-Way Glass & Glazing we offer a range of products from double and triple glazed windows and doors to shower screens, mirrors and splashbacks. We understand every home is different and we want to ensure our products work for you. This is why we custom make all of our double-glazed products to suit your needs. Read on to learn more about our German uPVC windows and doors and how installing them in your home will save you money!
There are so many reasons why uPVC (unplasticised polyvinyl chloride) is the perfect material to be used for windows and door frames. German uPVC frames are significantly cheaper than aluminium and timber frames as well as fire-resistant and recyclable. It is a modern material which allows for effective soundproofing and security. Our German uPVC windows not only conform to Australian standards, but they are also aesthetically pleasing, extremely durable and easy to maintain.
UPVC windows are also environmentally conscious as they have many chambers which facilitate good acoustics and retains warm or cool air inside your home. This feature is extremely important as windows and door are commonly known as the weakest link in the insulation of a home, losing approximately 40% of your home’s heating energy.
In Europe and the United States, it is common practice to install double-glazed windows and doors in homes as they are cost-efficient and effective however Australia is still lagging behind these countries and installs double-glazed windows much less frequently.
At Nu-Way Glass & Glazing we make our windows from German components as double-glazed windows and doors have been commonly used in Germany for decades. In fact, in 2017 uPVC windows were announced by industry experts as being the most purchased window in Germany. Making uPVC the number one material for windows in Germany.
UPVC is also the ideal material to suit our Australian lifestyle, not only because of all the benefits outlined above but because this material is ideal in coastal areas as it has a high salt content and won’t be damaged by strong winds and salty air. Our modern uPVC windows are tightly fitted in your home which is advantageous for soundproofing and a high-quality seal is used to ensure that no hot or cold air escapes.
UPVC is also a recyclable material and although there is a low amount of uPVC frames being recycled due to the recent introduction of uPVC in Australian homes and buildings, there are industry programs which are taking uPVC off-cuts and putting them back into new products. This keeps the off-cuts out of land-fill and saves money for producers.
Want to know more about our products and how we can make your home more cost-effective? Then contact us today on 1800 875 575 or email us at email@example.com. At Nu-Way Glass & Glazing we want to help you save money by installing high quality and durable windows and doors.
When deciding between timber and aluminium materials for your windows, there are several things you should consider. In the article below, we explore the differences and give you a recommendation as to which may be better for your needs.
Timber windows are loved for many reasons and are often chosen for more classical homes.
Many people choose timber windows for their visual appearance. Well-constructed timber windows are well-loved for their aesthetic appeal and will add a charm to any home they’re in, with them becoming a significant factor in adding value to a home.
Timber windows are also known for their energy efficiency. Timber windows are highly energy efficient, which is due to their natural insulating properties.
Whilst timber windows cost more initially than other options, in the long term the substantial reduction in energy bills and expenditure will lead to savings.
Why Choose Aluminium Windows?
Aluminium windows are also considered, often due to their sleek and minimalist modern design and low cost to purchase and install
Aluminium windows are favoured by those looking for a modern design and a sleek, minimalist finish. Their powder coatings and variety of colours make them ideal for a fresh interior look.
aluminium windows are cheaper than most other options, not only in terms of upfront cost, but also in two other ways.
When it comes to installation, aluminium windows are cheaper than the other options. Additionally, aluminium windows don’t require ongoing maintenance.
Which Is Better For Your Needs?
At the end of the day, both aluminium windows and timber windows have their own advantages and disadvantages.
Whilst timber windows are often seen as more attractive, aluminium windows may be better for some homes.
When it comes to cost, aluminium windows are upfront cheaper than timber windows, however the quality of aluminium windows can also affect their cost.
When it comes to maintenance, timber windows require more, and aluminium windows are maintenance free. However, aluminium windows corrode over time, whereas timber windows are more likely to last longer.
Taking the above into consideration, more have clear benefits and disadvantages. When choosing which material for your windows, take your needs and wants into consideration and see which is better.
The choice between timber and aluminium windows can be a difficult one, especially with the sheer amount of information available on the two of them. If you have any questions about this article or about your needs and how we can help you choose materials for your windows, contact us today and our friendly team will be happy to help.
If you have a specific design in mind or would like us to design a window that optimally matches your home then please don’t hesitate to let us know, your options are only limited by your imagination.
Nu-Way Glass & Glazing are confident that we have the best product for the right price!
Modern Australian homes are incorporating ever-greater expanses of glass, with customers demanding windows that make the most of our country’s natural beauty and plentiful sunlight. You might think that keeping such homes at a cozy temperature would cost a small fortune in energy bills, but they can actually be remarkably affordable thanks to double glazing technology.
Double glazed windows consist of two panes of glass, with a cushion of gas sealed between them. This system provides superior thermal insulation for your home and has a range of other benefits, including reduced ambient noise and improved security. There are also many different types of glass available, so you can always choose a double glazed window that is perfectly suited to your needs. Keep reading to discover what the different varieties of glass can offer and which one is best for your home.
Low-E glass reflects sunlight and provides maximum insulation for your home, making it ideal for combatting the extremes of Australian weather. Besides reducing your energy bills, Low-E glass also protects your furniture and floors from fading caused by overexposure to sunlight.
Standard double glazed windows are already great at reducing outside noises, but if you live under a flight path or by a major road you may want to try something even more effective. Acoustic glass is specifically designed to block out sound waves, allowing you to enjoy some well-deserved peace and quiet.
If you live in a rough neighbourhood, consider choosing security glass to safeguard your home against vandals or intruders. Each pane of glass is reinforced with a protective laminate that makes it almost unbreakable.
Solar control glass is designed to filter sunlight, brightening your living spaces while cutting out uncomfortable glare, protecting your floors and furniture from fading, and even reducing your risk of skin cancer. It’s an ideal choice for large panoramic windows or glass roofs.
Installing double glazed windows is a smart investment for any homeowner, and one major reason for this is their long lifespan. Assuming they are designed and installed correctly, you could be enjoying the benefits of your double glazed windows for 30 years or more.
Most double glazed windows are made from a material known as uPVC, which is incredibly durable and requires virtually no maintenance. uPVC frames are engineered to handle extreme weather conditions and will never warp, rust, fade, or rot, making them an ideal choice. However, high quality and properly-treated timber frames can also be extremely resilient.
If you’re thinking about getting some double glazed windows installed, we recommend making a checklist with all the features that are most important to you – whether it’s extra security, noise reduction, or something else – and taking this list to a local double glazing specialist. Our experts will be able to organise a solution that meets all your needs.
At Nu-Way Glass & Glazing, every single one of our double glazed windows is made to order. We use only the highest-quality renewable materials, and each window is carefully crafted according to the client’s exact specifications by our team of expert technicians. So if you’d like to know more about double glazing or any of the different types of glass that are available, give Nu-Way a call on 1800 875 575 or visit one of our showrooms.
High energy bills. Noisy neighbours. The guilt you feel about your home’s giant carbon footprint. What do all these problems have in common? Simple – they can all be alleviated by upgrading your home’s windows to double glazed windows. Keep reading to find out more.
Double glazed windows consist of two panes of glass and a layer of gas trapped in the middle. Unlike glass, this gas is a very poor conductor of heat, meaning it actively prevents outside temperatures from transferring through the window. It can also block out loud external noises such as barking dogs and traffic. Double glazed windows can be made using many different types of glass and glass coatings, so their properties can be tailored to suit your individual needs.
The average Australian household spends 40% of its electricity on heating and cooling. Single-pane windows are largely to blame for this. These windows leak heat like a sieve, driving up energy usage, and are unfortunately still very common across our country. Luckily, there’s a solution.
Upgrading to double glazed windows can reduce the heat your home gains during summer by up to 77%, and it can also cut winter heat loss by up to 30%. This means that, in addition to drastically lowering your home’s greenhouse gas emissions, you can expect to see a significant reduction in your energy bills. A typical family living in a three-bedroom house is estimated to save around $250 each year by switching to double glazed windows.
Double glazed windows are also a great way to reduce ambient noise and create a more peaceful home environment. Powerful sound waves are scarcely inconvenienced by a single pane of glass, but the insulating layer of gas in a double glazed unit can slow them right down and reduce the noise that you hear inside your home by up to 40 decibels.
If your house is situated by a main road or in another particularly noisy area, you may also like to choose a special acoustic glass for your double glazed windows. Thicker panes of glass with a larger gap between them will have a greater noise-cancelling effect.
So there you have it. Upgrading to double glazed windows will save the environment, save you money, and even help you find a little extra peace and quiet. But who can you trust to supply and install premium quality double glazed windows at a competitive price?
Nu-Way Glass and Glazing was founded in Perth in 1993, and has grown to become one of Australia’s most well-established and highly-regarded double glazing specialists. Our products are made using cutting-edge German components and we pride ourselves on always delivering the highest standard of customer service and support. If you’d like to learn more about double glazing or the services that Nu-Way provides, give our friendly staff a call or visit one of our showrooms.