Thermally Broken Windows: 3 Reasons to Have Them In Your Home
Whether you’re a homeowner/renovator or a residential builder - come October 1st you’ll have to have some tricks up your sleeve to ensure that your home will be NatHERS 7-star compliant.
And one of the best ways to upgrade the energy efficiency of your home or builds is to make use of thermally broken windows and glazed doors.
What Are Thermally Broken Windows?
Thermally broken windows are a type of aluminium window that features a barrier between the interior and exterior frames. This barrier is typically made from a low-conductive material like polyamide to minimise heat transfer. This creates a ‘split’ frame that prevents heat or cold from travelling through the frame into your home, significantly improving energy efficiency and home comfort.
3 Reasons To Have Thermally Broken Windows & Doors
1. Improved Thermal Efficiency
The most significant benefit of thermally broken windows is their energy efficiency. By reducing heat transfer through the window frames, thermally broken windows can help keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. This will not only help you save you money through lower heating and air-con usage, but it will also go a long way in helping you achieve 7-star performance for you build.
2. Reduced Condensation
Another benefit of thermally broken windows is that they can help reduce condensation. Condensation occurs when warm, humid air meets a cold surface – like a windowpane. With traditional windows this can lead to excess moisture build-up – in turn damaging walls, floors, and furnishings. Thermally broken windows can minimise condensation by reducing the temperature differential between the interior and exterior of the window.
3. Enhanced Noise Reduction
In addition to their energy efficiency and moisture control, thermally broken windows can help reduce noise pollution. The insulating properties of the barrier between the interior and exterior frames help to block out unwanted ambient noise – especially when combined with double glazing – to create a quieter and more peaceful living environment.
The Thermal Star 250 Series
The Thermal Star 250 Series introduces a thermally broken aluminium window and door suite the Southern Star Aluminium Window & Door range. Featuring a thermally broken frame, inline reveal, and outstanding affordability, the 250 series is the ultimate window and door solution for energy-efficiency, value, and comfort.
Enjoy the benefits of a thermally broken window and door suite in your new build and get in touch with our team about how the 250 Series can add value to your new home.
Or click here for more information about the Thermal Star Range.