Get your Home Ready for Winter with uPVC Windows

9 July 2022

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Winter is fast approaching. There is no denying it. Those warm summer months spent by the water or on days out with family and friends are quickly falling behind us, and soon we'll all be experiencing the cooler Sydney weather. With temperatures dropping, we often see our energy bills rise. We spent a long while this summer trying to keep our homes cool with one of the hottest summers we've had in the last ten years and potentially beyond. Now, as temperatures start to drop, it's looking like we're going to have the exact opposite problem for the winter. As energy bills start to rise globally because of current events, it's going to become increasingly important to make sure that our homes are properly insulated so that we can hold onto a steady temperature throughout the year, with minimal energy required to keep ourselves comfortable. A major way that you can do this is by having new double glazed uPVC windows installed in your home. These will help with a whole host of home performance factors, including thermal efficiency! You can also expect heightened levels of security, increased curb appeal and adding value to your home.

How it works

Double glazing operates with two panes of glass where there has traditionally been only one. The two panes of glass are separated by a layer of gas that essentially blocks thermal energy from moving between them. So, if it is particularly cold one night, the pane of glass that is in contact with the much warmer interior of your home has no way of transferring heat to the much colder outer pane. Glass is a good conductor of heat, which means that it is a poor insulator. Heat passes through it with relative ease, and physics teaches us that wherever it is cold, heat will always try to spread towards it to disperse the energy. That isn't great for those of us who still have single-pane windows in our homes. The amount of energy lost every year is staggering because of the amount of heat that can pass through the window itself. With double glazing, this problem is essentially negated. The heat from the interior of your home is kept in because it can't pass through the gas that separates the two panes of glass, dramatically improving insulation. Furthermore, this won't just be an investment for the winter. During the summer months, this insulating effect works both ways, keeping excessive heat out of your home and making sure that the cooler air in your home stays that way.

The frames

You won't just get benefits from the double glazing, though. You will see a massive improvement to your home from the uPVC frames as well! "Unplasticised PolyVinyl Chloride" consists of 57% chlorine and 43% ethylene. The resulting material is an incredibly lightweight, cost-effective, high-performance resource for making windows and doors. Our uPVC has been made especially for the harsh Australian climate, so we're comfortable with providing a ten-year warranty on all of our uPVC windows. uPVC offers a host of advantages, but chief among them is its exceptional low maintenance for its price. As an incredibly affordable material, uPVC will not degrade quickly and is guaranteed to last for at least ten years. Still, with normal low maintenance levels, you can easily extend that up to 20 and beyond. It requires some soapy water and a quick wipe to keep it clear of grime every few weeks, and they'll remain in top condition for years. This is because the material is naturally resistant to weather in ways that aluminium and timber aren't. Water runs straight off of uPVC, and grime is easily wiped off. With uPVC frames, you can be assured of an affordable and long-lasting material.

Double glazing from Ecovue

With double glazed uPVC windows from Ecovue, you can also expect to experience greater levels of noise reduction for your home than you would have had before. The combination of increased layering from the double glazing and freshly installed uPVC frames keeps noise pollution in your home to an absolute minimum. Whether you live on a busy street or directly beneath a flight path, you'll notice a remarkable improvement in how much less unwelcome disturbances will make an impact on your life. This works both ways too as you can play louder music or watch those movies at cinema volume without having to worry about disturbing your neighbours! 

Get your home ready for winter with uPVC windows from Ecovue. The thermal efficiency that you'll gain from the double glazing and the low maintenance needs of the uPVC frames will show remarkable improvements to your home. Similarly, the amount of noise reduction will be exceptionally noticeable, particularly for those who live in noisier areas. Contact us today for a free no-obligation quote through our online contact form. You can also contact us by telephone at 1300 326 883.

We look forward to hearing from you!


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