How effective are UPVC Double Glazed Windows and Doors?
Double glazing has become a bit of a buzz term in the building and sustainability industries. Hearing advertisements on the radio. Hearing news from family and friends of their double glazing home upgrades. UPVC double glazed windows and doors are becoming more popular. They are becoming ingrained in our construction culture. As a result, you might be wondering how effective uPVC double glazed windows and doors are and how do they work? We are here to help. Let’s unpack the ways uPVC double glazed windows and doors are effective. You can create a comfortable, sustainable and energy efficient space to work and live in. Read on for all you need to know about the effectiveness of uPVC double glazed windows and doors!
What is uPVC?
uPVC is a low maintenance, long-lasting framing product. Made from salt, uPVC is weatherproof. It will last years under all sorts of extreme conditions. uPVC is a durable, rigid product, ideal for exterior use. At Thermotek Windows & Doors, we use uPVC as it is water tight. It only increases the benefits of double glazed windows and doors.
uPVC has grown in popularity amongst Australian builders for double glazed windows. It is a superior alternative to traditional timber or aluminum framing.
What is Double Glazing?
Double glazing windows and doors have two panes of glass instead of a standard single pane. Double glazing windows and doors are often referred to as an insulated glass unit (IGU). This includes:
- two panes of glass
- the gap between them
- any insulating gasses; and
- the framing elements.
The distance between the glass differs depending on the need of the window or door. Yet the standard is 10mm, to ensure the most insulation. The gap between the glass is often filled with insulating gas. This gas helps increase the energy efficiency and insulating properties. It also reduces noise pollution.
The Benefits of uPVC Double Glazed Windows and Doors
When it comes to uPVC double glazed windows and doors, there are countless benefits. Many people associate double glazing with energy efficiency. The other benefits are also impressive and impactful on your home and comfort. The benefits of uPVC double glazing include:
- Increased Insulation
- Lower Energy Bills
- Temperature Control
- Noise Reduction
- Easy to Maintain
- Increased Property Value
- Increased Security and Safety
- Reduced Condensation
- Decreased Glare and Furniture / Floor Fading from Sun Damage
- Increased Comfort
How Effective Are Double Glazed Windows and Doors?
To help answer this question, we need to look at some statistics. By installing uPVC double glazing windows and doors into your home, you can reduce noise by up to 70%. The effectiveness of your home’s insulation is also improved, with improvements of up to 73%.
At Thermotek, we offer double glazing with Low E Glass. This allows you to prevent up to 70% of heat loss in cooler climates and up to 77% heat gain in warmer climates.
The effectiveness of double glazing is exceptional. The proof is in the science behind the windows and doors. Our customers continue to vouch for the effectiveness of double glazing. Reduce noise, decrease energy bills and improve the comfort of your home. Read all the amazing reviews here. Discover how Thermotek Windows & Doors has transformed lives with uPVC double glazing.
Saving Money with uPVC Double Glazing
uPVC double glazed windows are an investment in future comfort and the environment. Plus, they also guarantee savings in your pocket for years to come! Throughout winter, your windows and doors are major sources of heat loss. In summer, they act as heat retainers. This means you’ll likely be running a heating or cooling unit daily for months, the cost of which adds up. uPVC double glazed windows and doors include insulation. This decreases the amount of heat lost or retained. They keep you comfortable for longer without needing to power up a fan or heater. So you’re also wasting less energy. This benefits the planet for the lifetime of your windows. You’ll be able to sit back and enjoy smaller energy bills. Knowing you’re doing your part for the future of the environment sounds almost too good to be true!
Australian Owned and Manufactured Double Glazed Windows and Doors
Your uPVC double glazed windows and doors need to be suitable for our Australian climate. It isn’t uncommon for double glazing companies to sell products made in Europe. So they are more suited to a European climate. These products are not made to withstand the intense UV rays in Australia. They are not made with our harsh and fluctuating temperatures in mind.
Thermotek Windows & Doors manufacture all their products in Australia, for Australian conditions. This demonstrates the quality, efficiency and longevity of Thermotek’s windows and doors. Support local manufacturing! Receive the highest quality, Australian made double glazed windows and doors!
Double Glazing with Thermotek Windows & Doors
Thermotek is a Melbourne-based company. We strive to create quality, sustainable products for an energy efficient future! If you want to learn more about double glazing, and the range of products we offer, visit our website. We offer a range of colours and styles, from wood-look uPVC to both modern and vintage colours. We can customise your windows and doors to suit any aesthetic. They will enhance the look and feel of your home!
Read more about double glazing here, and contact us online with any and all questions. We look forward to helping you on your double glazing journey!