When considering the energy efficiency of windows the frame and glass must be considered as a unit together. Choosing the wrong frame can negate the benefits of the double glazing you are seeking to achieve. uPVC and wood do not conduct heat so these significantly increase the thermal performance of the window. Aluminium frames conduct the unwanted heat into or out off your house you are trying to insulate even if it is double glazed. To achieve a similar thermal performance the aluminium frame must be thermally broken.
Insulate Double Glazing’s uPVC windows have been specifically designed for double glazing and feature two sheets of glass (standard 4mm each) separated by a 16mm insulated layer of air; Their insulation properties mean that your home or office will work to retain heat in the winter, and cool air in the summer. So not only will you save money on your energy bills, you’ll also reduce your carbon footprint.
Energy Loss= Money Loss
Reduced noise pollution
By installing Insulate Double Glazing’s uPVC windows in your home, the volume of outside noise will be greatly reduced up to 80% – a benefit that will be particularly rewarding if you live close to a road, school or that annoying neighbour’s dog that just will not stop barking.
Insulate Double Glazing’s uPVC windows are manufactured to offer superior strength and rigidity, greatly improving home security all windows also come fitted with the latest multiple locking point systems to give you peace of mind that your windows are safe from intrusion.
By keeping rooms warmer for longer, uPVC reduces the amount of heat that escapes from the home. The direct result of this is less CO2 being pumped into the earth’s atmosphere and a lower carbon footprint.
Insulate Double Glazing’s uPVC windows are designed to benefit your home and your lifestyle, making them the ultimate long-term home improvement investment. You’ll stand to benefit from an improved property value once you install uPVC windows in your home or office.
The look of a window is one of its most important features, and with uPVC double-glazing, style is something that can be guaranteed. uPVC windows are completely resistant to rotting, warping, and splitting, allowing them to maintain their good looks for many years. With fully sculptured and bevelled frames, windows can transform the appearance of your home exterior.
With uPVC windows and doors, you’ll be guaranteed higher levels of comfort throughout the year. Their quality insulation and draft proofing mean that you’ll be kept at the perfect temperature, no matter what the season.
Sanding, painting and varnishing – all things that are common requirements with wooden windows frames – are not applicable with uPVC. uPVC windows, on the other hand offer a low maintenance solution. Apart from needing to give your windows the occasional wipe down with soapy water, you’ll be able to put your efforts to something else more interesting!
Due to Insulate Double Glazing’s uPVC windows’ superior insulation properties, you’ll be able to keep your windowpanes at a warmer temperature. This is good news for your home, as it will prevent water vapour from settling, and going on to cause other household problems such as damp.
Where wooden frames can rot and warp due to inclement weather, uPVC provides a much more durable option. All of our windows come with a 10-year guarantee, but can be expected to last well beyond that length of time without ever deteriorating.
Fire safety and rating
Unlike their wooden counterparts, uPVC windows are difficult to ignite, and therefore ensure improved standards of fire safety in your property. uPVC is a non-toxic material that is designed to be difficult to ignite and stop burning once the source of the fire is removed.
With the advent of the new AS3959 2009 now being adopted by all of Australia the following ratings can be achieved:
BAL 19 – Standard window with specific glass considerations
BAL 29 – Standard window with specific glass considerations
BAL 40 – Standard window with specific glass considerations
Flyscreens are fitted outside as the windows generally open inwards, therefore easily comply with the standard.