Double glazing is one of the most popular choices for insulated window panes and frames. However, despite its popularity, many homeowners in New Zealand have yet to install this type of window treatment. Because of this, there is a huge demand for companies that specialize in double glazing. As a result of this, many businesses now offer a range of services specifically aimed at homeowners and commercial properties. With this in mind, some people are apprehensive about having double glazing fitted to their property.
One reason why some people feel uncertain about having their existing windows retrofitted with double glazing is the cost involved. Double glazing is not cheap to install, and it is likely that a homeowner will be required to pay an engineer and craftsman to carry out the job. Another cost factor is having to change all the windows in a building to fit the new treatment. Many businesses selling retrofit products will provide you with a quote based on the fact that the entire structure must be framed with double glazing. As such, they will ask for a fee if you want each window in the building to be replaced so that the entire building can be retrofitted.
There are three reasons why you may choose to have double glazing fitted on your property. Firstly, it can reduce your heat loss through the roof. Double glazed windows are much more efficient at reducing heat loss than a single glazed window, which is why this option is often recommended when looking at ways to reduce your heat loss. Also, because double glazing works by insulating your heat, your heating and cooling costs will be reduced as well. Even if you do not need the extra insulation, it can make a huge difference to the overall cost of your heating and cooling costs.
Double glazing is also more durable than the alternative; replacing the window with a new one or buying a whole new window. If the original wooden joinery is badly damaged, it can be difficult and expensive to fix. It can even take several years to repair the damage done by wood rot, so wooden joinery that has become obsolete through the passing of time is not always the best solution. Replacement of the window with a double glazing alternative reduces the amount of time it takes to repair the damaged wooden joinery.
The second reason why many homeowners choose double glazing is that it is very energy efficient. Because of the insulating properties of the material, heat will be able to stay in the house long before escaping. This results in lower electricity bills because the heat stays in the room where it was created, rather than having to travel elsewhere. Some experts believe that triple glazing works best in colder climates because heat cannot escape as easily through double glazing. However, double glazing will work equally well in any climate.
The final reason for the widespread use of double glazing is that it reduces the amount of ventilation needed. The insulating material will trap air within the space between the two panes of glass, rather than letting it escape. This is a much better solution than standard single pane windows because space, where air is trapped, can be sealed off, reducing heat loss. There are many different styles of double glazing available depending on the type of space it is being used in. These styles include:
– Single-glazed windows. – Double glazed windows. – Installing insulated doors and skylights. – Insulating the attic and crawlspace. – Installing a double glazing window on the second floor of a multi-story building.
If your property has a high internal temperature, double glazing may not be enough to keep out the heat. You should consider installing a ventilation opening on the bottom of the glass pane to provide an exit for heated air. You can achieve this by installing a glass door with an external fan or installing double glazing with an external fireplace or furnace. This will provide the maximum insulation benefits while providing a solution for high internal temperatures.