Double glazing is a great way to improve the look, value and energy efficiency of your home. When building a new home, remodelling or renovating, it’s important to ensure the insulation of your home is up to standard. Double Glazing is a great way to insulate glass. Many older houses in New Zealand are not properly insulated and without proper insulation, your home can become cold, damp and an uncomfortable place to live it. In fact, 40% of a home’s heating can be lost through windows without double glazing. With Double glazing, up to 87% of heat can be retained.
Double glazed windows are two pieces of glass with a small space in between them. This space between the two panes of glass is creates the insulation barrier where heat is prevented from escaping and cold prevented from entering. This lack of heat transfer also practically eliminates any condensation on the inside of the window, keeping your house dry and safe from dampness – beneficial for the health of you and your family by helping to control asthma and allergy symptoms.
Double glazed windows can give your home a stylish facelift. Double glazing comes in a fantastic range of frame styles, from traditional white to modern black and grey tones. Not only does this help with your curb appeal but will also increase the value of your home.
Reduce Energy Costs
Did you know that windows play a crucial role in the efficiency of your home? Double glazing is well worth the investment as you’ll spend less on heating and cooling costs. When double glazed windows are installed in your New Zealand home, you’ll cut down energy costs as less heating is required to keep your house warm. And in summer, the insulating gap helps to reduce the amount of heat that can enter the home.
Many existing homes have issues with condensation accumulating on the inside of their windows, especially during the cold winter months. Condensation forms when cold air meets with a warm surface. The air between the two panes of glass, plus the airtight seal, stop condensation from accumulating by blocking moisture in cold weather.
A benefit of double glazing the people often overlook is that double glazing can significantly reduce the amount of noise from exterior sources coming into your home. Unwanted noise coming from outside your home can have a negative effect on your health and comfort. If you live near a busy road or in a noisy area, then double glazed windows are a must-have in your home. Providing better noise reduction than just single glazing; double glazing provides a quiet and peaceful environment for your family.
Better Home Security
Did you know that double glazed windows are much harder to break compared to single glazed windows? This adds another layer to your home security so you can feel much safer in your home. It is also very hard to force them to open from the outside. This makes it more difficult for unwanted people to get inside your home. You can additionally select laminated or toughened glass for extra toughness.
Differences in Double Glazing Across New Zealand
Depending on where your house is located throughout New Zealand, your double glazing insulation requirements may vary. But at Constructo, we can help with that! Our experts can guide you on the best double glazing for your location, home and lifestyle.
Double Glazing Retrofit
Double glazing can is easily retrofitted in existing homes across New Zealand and is a must-have for any new builds. The cost of double glazing is dependent on many factors, including but not limited to the type of frame material, size of each window, number of windows you are trying to fit, and the installation process.