Until recently, single glazed windows (which can loose up to 45% of a homes internal heat), were pretty much the only option for homes built in NZ. Advancements in glass technology have seen these superseded by double glazed windows, which offer far greater insulation. Glass is a poor insulator so heat readily escapes through it, whereas double glazed glass creates an insulation barrier by sealing a layer of air (or Argon Gas), between two separated glass panes.
Double Glazing can help insulate against temperature extremes (which is appreciated in Taupo in winter) and reduce your power bills.
What is Retrofit Double Glazing?
Retrofit double glazing is the process of replacing existing single glazing with new double-glazing in existing window joinery. Windows are a key part of your home and without doubt double glazed windows make a huge difference to the comfort of your home and energy bills. But it can be daunting thinking about how you go about replacing your inefficient single glazed windows. Retrofit double glazing offers a more cost-effective option (in most cases), using existing window joinery and just upgrading the glazing (glass).
Retrofit double glazing lets you enjoy the warmth and comfort of a new insulated home, by replacing your existing glass.
- Warmer in Winter and Cooler in Summer
- Drier home, no more condensation on windowsills
- Reduces noise
- Retains more heat inside your home, saving on energy bills