ENJOY SUMMER EVEN MORE WITH DOUBLE GLAZED UPVC WINDOWS
Many of us love all things summer: barbeques, swimming pools and ice-cream! However summer also brings with it extreme weather, excess noise and an increase in your power bills. Australian’s are often hard hit when it comes to the heat, and this year already has been no exception. Double glazing provides relief to the negatives of summer time so you can enjoy the warmer months in comfort! Read on to find out how best to enjoy your summer with double glazed uPVC windows.
Keeping Your Home Cool
Staying cool is one of the biggest struggles we face during the summer season. There is nothing worse than a 45-degree day spent in front of a fan or cooling unit. This is where double glazing, uPVC framed windows come in.
Double glazing windows are made using two panes of glass, separated by insulating gas. The insulating properties of the gas mean the heat cannot transfer into your home, keeping your home cool and the temperature even. Single panes of glass will draw the heat into your home, diminishing the effectiveness of any fans or cooling units.
Double glazing helps regulate the temperature inside your home, and provides a cost effective solution to staying cool summer round. uPVC framing adds to the insulating properties with it’s airtight seal, meaning no hot air can sneak in through cracks or let cool air escape.
Filtering UV Rays
Did you know UV rays can have negative effects on your health, even while you’re inside your home? Not only that, strong UV rays can also damage your furniture and flooring if exposed for long periods of time.
UV rays are at their worst in the summer months, and one pane of glass is usually not enough to properly filter out all potential UV rays. During those high percentage months, UV radiation from the sun can be harmful to your health, potentially causing eye damage amongst other things. Your furniture and flooring is also at risk of fading under UV rays.
Double glazed windows can filter out a minimum of 50% of UV rays, having immediate effects on your home and your health. The lifetime of your furniture and carpet is also extended, saving you money in the long run while caring for the health of your loved ones.
Lower Cooling Bills
Double glazing provides a number of benefits, and the insulation provided does more than keep your home cool. At Thermotek Windows & Doors, we understand the struggle of running fans or cooling units almost 24/7 during the warmer months, as this can amount to a hefty electricity bill. In fact, the average central air conditioning unit runs for 9 hours a day, using up to 45 kWh of energy per day.
Double glazed windows with uPVC frames keep the heat out, meaning your cooling won’t have to be on half as long to achieve the same results. You can also feel the difference in temperature regulation; meaning those rooms without direct cooling will stay cool too.
The security of your home is an important priority, and uPVC framed double glazed windows can help. Crime rates increase in summer for a number of reasons, the main being that travelers often leave their homes unattended while on summer holidays. The two panes of glass creates a challenge for burglars, as they are harder to break through, noisy and messy. uPVC framing also has its own security features, as when installed properly is resistant to potential break ins and cannot be simply pulled away from the wall.
Double glazing and uPVC are tough, weather resistant products which will last for years without warping under humidity or harsh conditions. Your home is safer having double glazed, uPVC framed windows installed – and it’s never too late to make the change.
Summertime often brings out the neighbors and increases traffic. It isn’t unheard of the noise outside your home to increase during these warmer days and nights, creating disturbance within your home. Double glazing reduces the noise in your home up to 70%. The insulating gas, and added glass pane, mean that noise cannot penetrate as easily and is dispersed.
By reducing noise, you can relax in your home undisturbed year round, and feel at peace any time of day.
Australian Made Double Glazing
With summer just around the corner, now is the time to speak to an Australian double glazing company to ensure you can make the most of the warmer months. When purchasing double glazing products, it is best to purchase Australian made and designed. Overseas products are not made for the harsh Australian climate, and therefore have a shorter lifespan and are not as effective in protecting your home from UV rays.
Australian made double glazing windows are made to withstand the changing and challenging climate, and will supply you with the all benefits of double glazing and uPVC. Supporting local also has a number of other benefits, such as a lower carbon footprint and helping boost the local economy.
Thermotek Windows & Doors
At Thermotek Windows & Doors we supply the highest quality double glazing windows and doors to suit Australian conditions. We manufacture all our windows in Australia, and pride ourselves on creating products and framing that lasts.
Thermotek products are stylish, with a range of styles and designs to suit the needs of your build. We care about sustainability, and therefore our products are made to promote an environmentally friendly lifestyle. uPVC framing is recyclable, and by installing double glazing you are lowering energy usage, saving the environment a little bit every day.
Get in contact with us today to find out more about our double glazing products, and how to start your own double glazing journey!