The term “double glazed” refers to windows or doors with an open space between two connected glass panes. These glass panes make up what is known as an Insulated Glazing Unit (IGU) which is installed into a window or door frame. The airtight space between these glass panes is filled with argon gas, resulting in a more durable and reliably insulated installation.
Double glazing is a wise and proven investment that will unquestionably increase the value and beauty of your property, with a 2020 study by the University of Wollongong reporting an increased house valuation of 5% to 10% due to higher energy rated homes. When double glazed window panes are installed into uPVC frames, they provide various advantages such as substantial savings, regulated temperatures and excellent noise reduction.
No matter the season, double glazed sliding doors and windows make your home more enticing thanks to tight seals that prevent heat from escaping or entering, allowing more control over the warmth of your home. Additionally, powerful insulation is achieved through the use of low conductivity gas in between the two panes of glass, which can be selected in low-E or tone options to further improve performance. Double glazing can reduce heat loss by 40% and heat gain by 30%, saving money on heating and air conditioning and eliminating unwelcome hot or cold spots.
Other ways that energy-efficient double glazed sliding doors and windows maximise your comfort include their excellent sound insulating qualities, which allow you to relax in peace while at home. With double glazing reducing outside noise by up to 60%, intrusive street noise will become a thing of the past. At Windows for Life, we pair our double-glazed units with uPVC frames to achieve added noise reduction, as well as enhanced security, airtightness and longevity.
Double glazed sliding doors and windows not only add to the value of your property but are also extremely durable and can easily withstand all weather conditions, from swelteringly hot to extremely cold. Their hardwearing good looks will keep your home pristine for years to come, with a lifespan of 30 years or more when well fitted and maintained.
Double glazing is safe for humans, made in a carefully controlled environment and free from harmful chemicals. It is easy to clean, substantially reducing maintenance and eliminating germs from your household. Our double glazed units also provide high allergen resistance through even greater airtightness when combined with uPVC frames. For your peace of mind, double glazed sliding doors and windows are also highly burglar resistant.
Windows for Life crafts uPVC sliding doors and windows in a highly automated Melbourne plant. Our company is proud to create products with an improved energy rating due to factors such as non-heat conductive frames, fusion-welded frames and sashes. Double glazed windows can contribute up to a 50% increase on your home’s Energy Rating Assessment, boasting higher energy savings and property value.
Windows for Life will tailor uPVC energy-saving sliding doors and windows that answer all your needs whilst cutting your power bills up to 30%, according to Canstar Blue. We take all details into account, such as principle uses, placement in the home or office, and alignment with the sun. Our team then selects the glass and glazing that best suits your requirements.
Contact us for a consultation and quote today. The Windows for Life team will offer customised and effective solutions. Quality is assured all the way, from design through production and installation.