1. What is double glazing?
Double glazing refers to a sealed glass unit comprising 2 sheets of glass separated by a spacer bar around the outside of the glass. The spacer bar creates a nominated mm air gap between the glass panes, which creates the insulation break between the inside and outside of the window.
2. Why should I choose uPVC vs regular windows?
Double glazing has been used in the building industry for over 30 years. It is the ideal choice for noise reduction, temperature maintenance and saving energy.
3. Does double glazing help with noise?
Yes, double glazing will block out both traffic and people noise. It can reduce noise up to 44 decibels, which works out to be a 75% reduction. We install acoustic glass units made locally to promote optimal noise reduction.
4. Does double glazing help maintain temperature?
Yes, double glazing is made to maintain heat. By having double glazing, air is trapped between the two sheets which protects between the hot air inside and the cold air outside. Double glazing was mandatory 15 years ago in the UK to cope with the cold.
5. Is uPVC environmentally friendly?
Yes, uPVC windows won’t impact the environment once they are fitted. They are also 100% recyclable.
6. Do your windows come with flyscreens?
Yes, all of our windows do come with a locally made flyscreen.
7. Does the uPVC discolour?
No, our uPVC windows are fully blended for Australian conditions.
8. What colours are available?
Customers can choose from white, cream, golden oak, charcoal and silver.
9. Do you offer standard or custom sizes?
We make all of our uPVC windows and doors to custom fit.
10. Do you install as well?
Yes, all prices include supply and install.
11. What are your lead times?
Our lead times are approximately 4 weeks. We do our best to install your windows and doors as soon as we can.
12. Do you give free quotes?
Yes, please contact us for a free quote across Adelaide.
13. How does double glazing perform with salt water?
We recommend double glazed windows and doors for houses close to the ocean. All of our uPVC windows and doors are salt water resistant.
14. How often does double glazing need to be cleaned?
You should clean your windows or doors every 12 months. If you live by the ocean, we recommend every 6 months.
15. What sort of upkeep is required?
uPVC will need very little maintenance. We don’t use any glues or paints that risk degrading, so a quick clean every 12 months is all it needs. Use WD40 or grease on the hardware and soapy water on the uPVC.
16. How long does double glazing last?
You can expect uPVC windows and doors to last roughly 30 years. Quality materials and fitting standards will encourage long-lasting windows and doors.
17. Can I install double glazing myself?
Unless you have experience installing uPVC windows or doors, we recommend leaving it to us – we’re quicker and experienced.
18. Does it come with a warranty?
Yes, our uPVC doors and windows come with a 10 year warranty.
19. What if I have a heritage looking house?
Adelaide is known for its heritage houses. If you have this style of house, we can make your windows look like all sash case.
20. Where do you make your windows?
We custom make and install all of our uPVC windows and doors in Adelaide, South Australia.
21. What is the lifespan of double glaze vs. single glazed and what are the main benefits of this?
If designed and installed correctly, double-glazed uPVC windows and doors last approximately 30 years. Read more ->
22. How to prevent condensation buildup on double glazed windows during winter?
There are things you can do to prevent condensation in your home. Double-glazing is a good place to start. Read more ->
23. Why is double glazing a solution for rising electricity costs in the home?
Rising electricity bills can be frustrating. The good news is there are things you can do to reduce the electricity consumption in your home that don’t involve 60-second showers. Read more ->
24. Can double glazed windows & doors be installed in offices, workshops & buildings?
It’s not only homeowners that can benefit from installing double glazed products, business owners can too. Read more ->
25. What is the difference in benefits between double glazing and insulation?
Both double glazing and insulation provide year-round comfort and cut heating and cooling bills, but which one is best? Read more ->
26. Why double-glaze in Australia – isn’t it designed for the European climate?
Australian homes, although not often exposed to extremely low temperatures, still need protection against heat loss. Read more ->
27. Will double-glazing improve my security?
Double-glazing has multiple security layers to prevent unwanted guests in your home. Read more ->
28. What are the environmental impacts of uPVC double-glazing?
uPVC is a safe choice, in all phases of its life. Read more ->
29. Are double glazed windows soundproof?
There are a number different ways that noise travels through windows. Read more ->
30. Are double glazed windows easy to break?
One of the biggest problems with regular windows is they’re prone to breaking. Read more ->
31. Why are double glazed windows good insulators?
Double glazing works in the same way as insulation. Read more ->
32. How are double glazed windows made?
A double glazing window is made up of two panes of glass, separated by a bar and seals to create an airtight environment. Read more ->
33. What glass is used for double glazing?
The glass applied to a double glazed window is known for its thermal insulation – Low E, or low-emissivity glass. Read more ->
34. Which is the best framing material for double glazing?
There are a number of different material options for double glazing window frames. Frames can be timber, aluminium, uPVC, or steel. Read more ->
35. What is the return on investment of upgrading to double glazing? Read more ->
36. What else is glass used for, beyond glazing, to create sustainable homes? Read more ->
37. Why double glaze my doors, too? Read more ->
38. Will double-glazing give me a higher energy star rating? Read more ->
39. Will it make my windows look ugly? Read more ->
40. Which frame suits my home? Read more ->
41. Does it really matter where your windows and doors come from? Read more ->
42. Do I need ventilation? Read more ->
43. Will condensation affect double-glazing? When is it a problem? Read more ->
44. What are the key components of double-glazing? Read more ->
45. What keep the panes of glass apart? Read more ->
46. Is double glazing safe for children and pets? Read more ->
47. How much energy can I save with double glazed windows and doors? Read more ->
48. Can I get rid of condensation forever? Read more ->