Double Glazing: Hobart Specialists
Hobart Winters are COLD. Double Glazing helps keep your home warmer
In winter, Hobart gets very, very cold cold, often below freezing. We have to have our heaters on for months of winter just to keep ourselves warm. A huge amount of heat is lost through old, inefficient single-paned windows. In your home, probably more heat is lost through poor windows and frames than any other area. That makes it hard to keep your home comfortably warm, and makes your heating expensive as well.
Double glazing in Hobart can slash our energy bills, and cut our carbon footprint
Everyone’s a winner with double glazing. Your wallet will thank you, with much-reduced energy bills. You’ll also know that you are cutting your greenhouse gas emissions, and helping to mitigate global warming.
Hobart Isn’t Quiet. It can be noisy. Double glazing provides sound insulation
There are many causes of noise pollution in urban areas. It can be highway traffic noise, local industry or entertainment, barking dogs, aircraft noise, noisy kids, lawnmowers, leaf blowers, inconsiderate neighbours. You name it, and it can destroy your family’s peace and quiet. Double glazing can assist by helping sound-proof your home. The twin panes of glass, and the argon-filled gap between them, can make a big difference to the amount of outside noise that enters your home.
Condensation can be a real problem in Hobart. Double Glazing helps
When the air outside is cold, and the air inside your home is warm and moist, condensation can become a real problem. The moisture from the inside air can condense on the inside of your window. Old, thin, inefficient glass windows are the worst culprit. Condensation can damage your walls, your floors, your curtains. Often mould and mildew can be the result, and they can be very hard to get rid of.
Well designed real double glazing stops the inside glass from getting cold, and helps prevent condensation. So what is real, genuine double glazing?
Secondary Glazing vs Genuine Double Glazing
If you’ve done much searching online for ‘double glazing’, you’ll keep seeing references to Secondary glazing. Secondary glazing is the addition of a second pane to an existing window and frame. The second pane is usually fitted to the inside of the existing window, and is often attached by magnets. Often, acrylic is used instead of glass.
The main limitation of secondary glazing is that the existing window pane, which is retained, is usually not suited to optimise thermal or acoustic insulation.
Another limitation of secondary glazing is that the gap between the two panes is only filled with air. Air is a good conductor of heat. It should also be noted that the secondary glazing process utilises the existing window frames. To have any chance of performing well, these need to be good insulators, and well sealed against air infiltration. They also need to be in good condition- having to do maintenance (painting etc.) or having to replace the frames in the future, takes away the advantages of fitting new, genuine double glazing.
You can tell if it’s genuine double glazing by checking the gap between the two glass panes. If it’s secondary glazing, the gap will be filled with ordinary air. If it’s genuine double glazing,, the gap will either be a vacuum, or be filled with a noble gas, usually argon. This ensures that less heat is transferred between the panes of glass. The extra energy-efficiency this provides is more important in Hobart than almost anywhere else in Australia.
This is how quick and easy it is to install double glazing in your Hobart home.
Where can you get Double Glazing in Hobart? Here are a few suggestions…
Jim’s Glass Hobart provides the ultimate in sound reduction and energy efficiency.
Dargavel Windows Custom, energy efficient windows since 1978
Titane Windows & Doors Hobart for uPVC double glazed doors & windows of the future
Upton’s Shield Double Glazing for double glazed windows and doors
Elite Double Glazing Hobart Efficient double glazed windows and doors, Tasmania-wide
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