Why Settle With Double Glazing When You Can Have Triple?
All Our PVC Double Glazed Windows Can Be Upgraded To Triple Glazing
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.