Double glazed windows offer numerous benefits, but there are a few specific reasons why they are effective and increasingly growing in popularity. The reason why these benefits stand out is that they offer more long term advantages over single glazed windows.
The Australian climate is often harsh and ever-changing, especially in Melbourne. This can put a strain on your home, including your windows. Double glazed windows help to combat these conditions and then some in a few different ways. From increasing your insulation to noise reduction, double glazing offers a low maintenance solution for any home.
Let’s have a closer look at these long term advantages of double glazed windows.
You can immediately feel the positive effects of double glazed windows in your home as they offer you a fully insulated alternative, to regular single glazed windows. Double glazing helps create a comfortable and consistent home environment without having to turn up the heating or cooling.
At Windows Republic, our windows are made with two panes of Low-E glass, insulated with gas and framed in uPVC. The space between the panes, along with two panes of glass, increases the insulation and allows you to stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
Reduced energy bills
We’ve all looked at our energy bill and felt a bit light-headed. The cost of living in Australia is on the rise, and this can often be very overwhelming. Double glazed windows are a long-term, cost-effective solution to help lower your energy bills and keep them low.
The added elements of higher quality insulation keep the warmth in and the cost of heating bills down. By reducing the amount of heating you use in your home, you’re also reducing the amount of energy used, which leads to cheaper heating bills.
Bringing the two points above together, you can achieve better natural temperature control in your home. Both in summer and winter there are probably different parts of your home that are warmer or cooler than the rest of your house. The leading cause behind this is your windows, as heat can escape through them in the winter.
You can lose up to 38% of the energy of your home through your windows. Double glazing can reduce this by adding that excellent layer of insulation, keeping the temperature of your home consistent all year round.
Noise pollution can become so bad in some cases that people move houses because of it. Whether heavy traffic or noisy neighbours, too much noise can be disruptive, distracting and even stressful and upsetting. Double glazed windows can reduce noise pollution in your home by up to 70%, though. There is no need to move or make complaints to your local council when you can take advantage of double glazing.
Noise reduction can help you sleep better, provides a more calming and comfortable place to live in and is truly a long term advantage of double glazed windows.
As far as long term advantages go, you can’t go past an investment that is low maintenance. This means no extra costs down the line to have your windows fixed and very little needed to maintain them.
Double glazed windows are sturdier than most single glazed windows. Here at Windows Republic, our windows, made with uPVC material, don’t need painting or any surface maintenance, unlike most wooden alternatives. Parts of the hardware might require the occasional drop of oil here or there, but our double glazed windows are stress-free, allowing more time for you to focus on the things that matter.
Windows Republic double glazed windows
The long term advantages of double glazing are numerous and if you’re looking to make that beneficial upgrade to double glazed windows, Windows Republic is here to help. We also provide some of the best colonial windows Melbourne has to offer. Contact us today for a free measure and quote.