Double Glazing Melbourne? A Great Idea!
Melbourne is cold in Winter. Double Glazing helps keep you warm
Melbourne is cold in Winter- the Bureau of Meteorology confirms it! Your house can feel freezing. Winter can also be very grey, overcast and humid, with rain on more than half of the days of the month.
So how does double glazing help us handle the cold Melbourne Winter? Unlike old-fashioned single glazing, that lets the heat pour out of your house, double-glazed windows and doors act as an efficient insulator, stopping the heat we’ve just paid for escaping.
Melbourne Winters are wet and humid. Condensation can be a problem.
Condensation forms when warmer humid air inside meets a cold surface- like the When warm, moist air meets a cool surface. It can be on the bathroom mirror, or on the inside of your windows
The twin panes of glass in our double glazed windows and doors prevent heat loss, keep the inner pane of glass warmer, and reduce the incidence of condensation.
Melbourne gets hot in Summer. Double glazing keeps us cooler.
Again, Melbourne is hot in Summer. Your home can feel like a sauna! The average maximum is around 25C. In Holland, 5 consecutive days of 25C+ temperatures is officially a heatwave! From December to February, we can expect average daytime highs of around 25°C, but temperatures occasionally well into the 40s.
So, how does double glazing help us handle the hot Melbourne Summers?
- The twin glass panes, and the argon-filled space between them, cut down on the amount of heat conducted from the hot exterior to the inside of your home.
- Coatings on the outside glass reduce the amount of infrared radiation that comes in.
- Modern uPVC framing is an efficient insulator- far superior to old fashioned aluminium framing.
Melbourne is noisy, and getting worse. Double glazing cuts outside noise.
Does Melbourne suffer from aircraft noise? You betcha! We even have FOUR airports contributing to the problem- Melbourne Airport at Tullamarine, plus Essendon, Moorabbin, and RAAF Williamstown. We’re an urban community with ever-busier roads with ever-more traffic; trucks, cars, trams, buses, trains- you name it, we’ve got it. Plus noisy neighbours, barking dogs etc.
So, how does double glazing help reduce all that Melbourne noise? The twin panes of glass in our double-glazed windows & doors stop a large part of the noise from entering the home. Even the uPVC framing is a very good sound insulator.
Melbourne’s Energy prices are high. Double Glazing slashes your heating and cooling bills.
According to the Herald Sun newspaper “ANNUAL household gas and electricity bills are set to surge by up to $250 from January.
So, how does our double-glazing help you reduce your energy bills? By cutting down on your gas and electricity heating costs in Winter, and your electricity cooling bills in Summer. Your family will be more comfortable, and your budget a lot healthier..
So, who should you choose to double glaze your home?
There are two Melbourne double glazing businesses that offer top-quality products, good service and competitive (or better!) pricing.
The first is Eco Home Solutions. They custom build superior double glazed windows and doors, utilising Deceuninck German technology. The framing is uPVC, for superior insulation, long life and low maintenance. Learn more about them here…
Eco Homes provide their customers with complete windows & frames. However, sometimes customers are lucky enough to have good existing window frames. In this case, retrofit double glazing can be a more economical answer. One company specialising in retrofit double glazing as replacement windows, suppling custom-made double glazing units without frames, is Twinglaze. Learn more about their retrofit double glazing, which is available in Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney, here…
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