Double glazed windows are not new. Using a ‘dead space’ of air between two surfaces is a classic method of insulating a home, and has been employed across the building industry, particularly in colder climates. Your basic two-door entry system, seen on many buildings, employs the same technique.
It is based on the logic that heat and cold do not transmit well through a fixed space of air. It serves as a buffer, to blunt the impact of strong heat or cold entering a space. Essentially, that’s all that double glazing is, albeit on a scale small enough to fit in your average window sill.
Double glazing windows are able to preserve the internal climate of your home far more effectively than single-paned windows. Be extension, they decrease your energy bill, preserving the heat and cool, and keeping your home livable longer, without intervention from aircon or the heater.
These windows have an ill-found reputation for fogging between the panes. In the older style, this was potentially an issue. However, modern double glazing, including those from Central Glass in Gold Coast, involves the installation of a moisture-attracting desiccant, to absorb any excess moisture, and keep your windows clear.
But that isn’t the only advantage of these windows. Do you have loud neighbours? Live in a party scene or near a busy road? The same buffer zone that helps insulate your home does a masterful job of blunting loud noises. This keeps ambient noises out – or, if it’s party time, it keeps them from escaping.
If you have more questions about window products, please contact us.
We Frame Your Views at Central Glass and Aluminium. Phone: (07) 5535 2000.