Windows play a huge role in the energy efficiency of high rise buildings.
Did you know… up to 40% of a building’s heat can be lost and up to 87% of its heat can be gained through windows.
The cost of energy is on the rise and windows have a huge influence on the heating and cooling capabilities of buildings. Double glazed windows are a great way to save energy and money on electricity bills.
What are double glazed windows?
Unlike single glazed windows that are made using one pane of glass, double glazed windows are made up of 2 panes of glass, with a gap in between filled with air or gas. The gap is sealed and works as a buffer between the inside and outside pane of glass.
Advantages of double glazing
Double glazing windows is a great way to reduce energy bills, save energy and they are a more sustainable option.
Double glazed windows work like insulation. During the warmer summer months double glazed windows work to keep the cool air in and block out the heat, and in the winter they keep in the heat.
By managing the temperature in this way, the air-conditioning in the building doesn’t have to work as hard, saving energy and cutting electricity bills.
Is your building located in a busy CBD? Double glazing is a great way to reduce outside noise, which is a positive for both residential and commercial buildings.
With high rise buildings, safety is always a priority. Double glazed windows are more difficult to break than single glazed windows, making it a safer option.
As double glazed windows are harder to break, they are also more secure than single glazed windows.
No extra maintenance
Double glazed windows don’t require any more maintenance than normal single glazed windows. If installed correctly, there should be no condensation or mould build-up between the panes of glass.
How much do double glazed windows cost?
Double glazed windows are more expensive than single glazed windows, however if you add up your energy savings and take into consideration the benefits to the environment, double glazed windows are a cost effective option.
Let Apex Facades install your double glazed windows
When choosing a company to install your double glazed windows, it’s important to go with the professionals.
At Apex Facades we are the window glazing specialists. We install double glazed windows, big and small, and have the knowledge and expertise to get the job done safely and efficiently.
We use innovative rope access techniques with rigs, pulleys and vacuum lifting equipment and work with a low footprint to ensure we minimise any interruption to surrounding buildings, businesses and tenants. If needed, we can also provide specialist lifting equipment such as hoists, glass lifters and cranes.
When it comes to quality, at Apex Facades we work to Australian standards, using only the best materials, thanks to close relationships with Australian and international glass suppliers.
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