For the homeowner, there are many improvements that can be made, but none offer the many advantages that double glazing brings, and when you factor in the significant increase in value, you have an investment that grows alongside your home. The double glazing industry has seen some amazing advances, with hermetically sealed units that reduce thermal transfer to almost nothing and the uPVC frames that are used offer a maintenance free composite that is both eco-friendly and appealing to the eye.
If you were to decide to go for a complete replacement of the windows and doors, this offers a rare opportunity to change the character of the property, and with a range of colours and a faux timber grain version, there isn’t a style that can’t be complemented with PVC windows and doors. The units are made to measure, ensuring a perfect fit, and with a range of opening styles, you can design the perfect combination. Fabrication would ideally be completed by the supplier, which ensures the units are as they should be, and the installation would be carried out by a team of experienced fitters who could handle the average house in 2 days.
Often overlooked, replacement double glazed windows and doors offer the ultimate deterrent to the housebreaker, who would never attempt to force entry, and besides, there are many unprotected homes. All windows would have a locking system and with triple locking on the doors, you will have peace of mind the next time you take the family away for a few days.
This is perhaps the most attractive attribute of double glazing, and it works both ways, giving your a/c unit a rest in the summer and helping to retain the warmth in the colder months. Heat transfer through a single pane of glass can be reduced by up to 40% and the hermetically sealed units make for an effective thermal barrier.
Another big plus for replacement windows and doors, the difference is very noticeable, and the neighbour mowing his lawn is reduced to virtually zero. Ideal if you work shifts and need to sleep during the daytime. You can concentrate much better without exterior noise and it makes for a more pleasant living environment, especially if you live near a major road or rail line.
You can forget the annual window repaint, as uPVC requires no treatment and is guaranteed not to fade, peel, or crack, even in the harsh Australian climate. The occasional wipe with a damp cloth is all it takes to keep your windows looking like new, which leaves you without those expensive maintenance bills, and more time to spend with the family.
Replacing your windows and doors with uPVC double glazed units will bring many unexpected benefits, and the added value will make it a very attractive improvement that simply ticks all the boxes.