Benefits of Double Glazing
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So, you are considering upgrading those 30 year old single glazed windows to UPVC Double Glazing? But not sure where to start? This page right here is going to give you all the basics that you need to start your double glazing research, and if it is right for you?
With double glazing commonplace all over the world, you may already have some experience with Double Glazing. But to keep things simple they are made out of two layers of glass with either air or a created gas vacuum space inbetween. Double Glazing was initially developed to provide superior insulation for residential and commercial spaces. Today we are going to focus on the residential application.
As mentioned above double glazing number one and original function is to provide better insulation that the traditional Australian 3mm single glazed window with an aluminium frame. A double glazed window will provide a better barrier and if installed correctly a better seal to reduce the amount of heat transfer (either way) from or to the home. This way your house will either stay cooler for longer in our harsh West Australian summers or warmer during the winter when you have the fire on. The superior insulation provided by the double glazed window will allow you to enjoy the seasons as they occur and reduce both heating and cooling bills throughout the year.
The second huge benefit from double glazing over their single glazed counterparts is noise reduction. Without even turning to an acoustic glass, standard double glazing provides an enormous step up in reducing noise, keeping either your conversations within your home or keeping those rowdy Friday night suburb parties from disturbing your well deserved sleep. They can also help if you live closer to a main road, train line or airport. When considering double glazing for noise it is really vital to discuss this with an expert. The team at Climateframe can offer advice on this and give you an indication on the noise reduction achievable for you in your situation.