It is not common to hear the words double glazing Perth in the same sentence and why is this? This is because double glazed windows are a relatively new concept for Perth or Australia in general.
To put things into perspective, Deceuninck brought their uPVC profiles to Australia in 2003 whereas in the UK, double glazed windows rose to popularity in the 1970s and have been a core part of the building industry since.
A common misconception is that double glazing is not needed in Perth or even Australia, as we have a mild climate. It is seen as just being needed in very cold places like Europe, where double glazing has been a standard for decades.
ARCO Double Glazing Perth strongly believes in the value and comfort that double glazing brings to your home and we have made it our mission to educate the people of Perth.
What many people aren’t aware of is double glazing’s ability to keep a home at a constant temperature throughout the year– even during hot summer days. ARCO Double Glazing Perth uses a 16mm Argon gas spacer in between the two panes of glass. We have found that 16mm is the perfect space for an inert gas like Argon to work the most efficiently. Argon gas is used as it has 34% lower thermal conductivity than air and can improve a window’s energy rating by over 30%.
The rising prices of energy bills in Perth is being felt by every household and installing double glazing in your home can make a significant difference. It can reduce the need to heat or cool your home by up to 80%. Double glazed windows are very energy efficient windows and can reduce your household greenhouse gas emissions by 1 tonne each year!
Head over to our energy saving calculator to find out how much money you can save by having double glazed windows and doors installed into your home.
Double glazing technology allows your home to stay at a comfortable temperature which means you don’t need to leave your windows open all day in summer to let the cool breeze in. Our tilt and turn windows are a great option to let fresh air into your home. They allow the window to tilt from the top which supplies great ventilation to your home without letting in dust or rain. You simply need to tilt your windows open for a short time to let fresh air in and then the rest of the day your house will be an enjoyable temperature- without the air conditioner! Tilt and turn windows are very energy efficient and will ensure that the temperature of your home is a pleasant one all year long.
Many Australians shy away from uPVC as they are only familiar with the 1980s version that was not very good quality. These profiles have come a long way since then and are ideal for Australian conditions. As most double glazing comes from Europe, a common fear by Australians is that they will not withstand the Australian sun. We use Deceuninck profiles from Belgium and they have undergone stringent testing for Australia’s unique and harsh conditions. When looking at double glazing you need to make sure that the product has been tested for Australia, particularly AS2047 testing. uPVC frames now contain the additive, titanium dioxide, which protects the frames from UV radiation.
We use Deceuninck profiles from Belgium and they have undergone stringent testing for Australia’s unique and harsh conditions. When looking at double glazing you need to make sure that the product has been tested for Australia, particularly AS2047 testing. uPVC frames now contain the additive, titanium dioxide, which protects the frames from UV radiation. Deceuninck has the highest percentage of titanium dioxide among its competitors in Australia at 9%. Titanium dioxide essentially assists in extending the life of your uPVC profiles and makes sure that they hold their colour, even after constant exposure to the sun.
Perth is known for its beaches and coastal living but this comes with high maintenance and salt-water erosion. Aluminium and timber windows already require maintenance and when you pair this with salty air you are looking at constant maintenance. We only use uPVC frames as they offer greater benefits over timber and aluminium frames. One benefit is that they are salt-water resistant which is perfect for Perth’s coastal homes. The rubber seals that are on the windows means that no water or air leakage will occur. This means you can enjoy Perth’s great coastal lifestyle without worrying about the salt water affecting your windows.
As a growing city, Perth is constantly bombarded with construction and freeways and roads in general are getting busier. The increased noise, especially around suburban areas, means that homes are being disturbed. For many, gone are the days when you can come home from work and unwind in your peaceful home. There are often cars, trucks, planes or noisy neighbours destroying this peace. Double glazing has the ability to significantly reduce noise and bring back your home’s serenity. Many consumers don’t understand the difference that double glazing can make to reducing outside noise as they haven’t experienced it themselves. Our windows can reduce noise by up to 70%- making your home up to 8 times quieter
Hopefully it is now clear why double glazing is needed in a place like Perth. With the rising cost of living and more extreme temperatures, it is the obvious choice for households. The double glazing industry is experiencing a surge in popularity, especially with climate change at the forefront of society’s mind. People are starting to realise that double glazing is a simple solution to significantly cut household greenhouse gas emissions alongside the other benefits. Our mission is to supply Perth with high-quality, energy efficient double glazed windows and double glazed doors that will save the household money for years to come.