The earliest Windows? A hole in the wall!
Windows probably first developed as simple holes in the walls of dwellings, allowing ventilation and light in, and a view of any approaching danger. It wouldn’t have taken long to work out that to have a fabric of animal hide covering, would allow the window to be open when you wanted it to be, and closed to the elements when it was too hot or cold. Some form of shutter would have been the next improvement, enhancing security, too.
The earliest known representations of windows come from Egypt and Assyria, depicted in Egyptian wall paintings and Assyrian reliefs.
Glass Windows, and the evolution of Double Glazing
Wikipedia suggests that “The Romans were the first known to use glass for windows, a technology likely first produced in Roman Egypt, in Alexandria around 100 AD.” Within a couple of hundred years, while using windows in their public baths, the Romans developed double glazing, which cut down their heat loss.
2000 years on, one can only wonder why the majority of Australian homes still use inefficient, noisy, energy-wasting, expensive-to-run single-paned windows!
Double Glazing Today
In today’s Australia, there is no excuse not to enjoy the benefits of double glazed windows and doors. With the cost of energy rising rapidly, and the cost of double glazing coming down, the financial case is there. You can even look at the installation of double glazing as a great-ROI, tax-free, indexed income.
Money aside, double glazed windows and doors offer a whole range of benefits. They
- help keep your home comfortable all year-round- cooler in summer, and warmer in winter
- reduce your electricity/gas bills
- cut your carbon CO2 emissions, and lower your carbon footprint
- keep out unwanted noise, and
- much, much more!
Do your research on just how many ways double glazing will make your home a happier, healthier place to live. Then, when you’re ready to get some pricing, talk to a double glazing Expert in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney, Hobart, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane…
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