Whilst double glazing is becoming widely adopted throughout Australia, there are still questions we’re frequently asked. Here are a collection of the questions we’re asked most often. Contact us if you’re still wanting to find out some more information.
Will the sun still come in through my double glazed windows?
If you use clear glass in a double glazed unit, the sun will still come in. Single glazed windows do let more sun in (77%) than double glazing (61%), however, double glazing will retain the heat in your home.
The west side of our home gets hot in the afternoon, what can I do?
This is where low emissivity (or soft coat low–e glass) coatings come into play. Low–E glass has a microscopically thin, transparent coating—it is much thinner than human hair and it reflects long-wave infrared energy back into your home (or heat). Some low–e’s also reflect significant amounts of short-wave solar infrared energy and this depends on what surface the Low-E is put on.
How do I stop my room from getting too hot in summer?
Shading is the ideal way to block the sun from heating up your room. This could be with eaves or a pull-down blind on the outside. Low e glass is available and this will help deflect the heat on sides that don’t receive a winter benefit.
How do I stop my furnishings from fading from the sun?
With the double glazed unit, we would put a 6.38 laminate on the outside pane and a 4mm on the inside pane. The laminate provides 99.9% protection over UV entering your home that causes fading. The 6.38 laminate also makes your home quieter and provides protection against breakage providing better security.
Does double glazing protect my house from smoke or fire?
By installing new double glazed units, window frames are sealed from the elements. This helps to stop wind, smoke and pollution from entering your home.
The glass used in double glazing can also help to protect your home from fire by insulating the heat entering the building.
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