Windows and doors can make a difference in the energy efficiency of your home.
The cost of heating and cooling our homes is becoming more expensive. Many factors come into play when designing a home for improved energy efficiency, including its site orientation and materials used in construction. Not all of these aspects are always within our control, but through the smart use of different glazing options, you can address some of these challenges while enhancing the long term performance and liveability of your home.
There are both single and double glazed options that provide improved energy efficiency performance.
Double glazed windows are made from two panes of glass that are separated by a layer of air or gas and then sealed. They are designed to provide an even better barrier against outside temperatures because the two layers of glass and the air or gas in between those layers, act as insulators. The use of a gas, most often argon, between the layers is considered to be a better insulator than those with just a sealed pocket of air. Gases like argon allow less heat to escape and less cold to enter because they have a higher density. All double glazed products from the Southern Star Group have the argon gas buffer.
Viridan VFloat offers improved solar control compared to ordinary glass, helping to reduce the sun’s heat through the glass. Viridian ComfortPlus is a single glazed low emissivity glass with special durable coating that is fused to the glass that helps to control the flow of heat both in and out of the window. It offers improved insulation compared to both ordinary glass and Viridian VFloat and is available in a range of colours and solar control options.
The combination of performance glass with window frames that seal well and reduce conduction will help to lift the window’s overall energy efficiency performance. The Southern Star Group offer a wide range of aluminium and timber windows and doors, in all styles, that will suit specialised performance glasses and double glazing**
** 100 Series Aluminium Sliding Door, 100 Series Aluminium Sliding Window, 100 Series Double Hung Window and 100 Series French Door cannot be double glazed.