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Double Glaze your existing aluminium windows
& doors... the cost effective option!
Do you want..
• To save on heating costs?
• To have a quieter home?
• To have increased security?
03 208 7113 or 021 433 213
18 Wigan Street, Gore
A locally owned, non-franchised
company, we exclusively
specialize in double glaze
We can retrofit any existing
window and door extrusion
regardless of the joinery's age
No obligation free assessment of
your joinery and quote
Ring us today and take your first
step in reducing your heat loss
by at least 50%
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This 1970s house had its old silver Aluminium Windows and
Wooden door replaced.
DO YOU KNOW THE SECRET TO ADDING
VALUE TO YOUR HOME?
SIMPLE. Replace your old windows and doors with
NEW ALUMINIUM DOUBLE GLAZED!
A warmer house with reduced power bills
Increased value of house
Less traffic noise
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Double glazing for a warmer home
We all need them in our homes otherwise we might as well live
in an underground cavern...
By JENNA VAN DER HOORN
Yes - windows are a necessary item not only to
see what's happening outside but to let light in,
in order to save us from having to leave the
lighting on 24/7.
But, what many people fail to realise is that while a
home would not be a home as we know it without
windows, they don't have to take up the majority of
wall space to be effective.
In some modern designs, windows on the colder
sides have been deliberately left out or kept to a
minimum to reduce heat loss.
The vast majority of New Zealand homes use clear
glass in their windows and doors and when used as
single glazing it won't keep your home comfortable
and quiet and it certainly won't help retain heat.
Hence the introduction of double glazing.
So, what is double glazing?
A double glazed window uses two panes, separated
by a 6-12mm gap which is filled with air or an
insulating gas such as argon.
Double glazing can definitely make a significant
difference to the overall comfort level of your home.
By double glazing a window with clear glass it's
possible to halve the heat loss compared to a single-
glazed window of an equal size and shape.
It is possible to reduce the amount of heat loss
further by using different glass types such as Low-E
Double glazing can also help reduce noise levels
although it won't filter out loud or low-frequency
noise such as that from passing traffic.
Glass blocks can be used as an alternative to double
glazing, particularly for glazed areas that don't need
opening. The blocks are joined and mounted into
And if you happen to reside in an area that gets
exceedingly cold during winter you can always opt
for triple glazing where three panes are separated by
air gaps to provide very high levels of heat retention.
As mentioned in the introduction, having floor to
ceiling windows installed in every room can be an
interesting concept but unless they are double
glazed they may let in copious quantities of sun and
light, but will not keep you and yours from having to
add that extra layer of clothing when you close the
door and pull the drapes in winter, irrespective of
how many heaters you have.
Aluminium Joinery Services owner/operator Brent
Grumball says retro-fitting double glazing into
homes has become more and more popular as better
heating options are available - and as our power bills
Brent says we are constantly looking at ways to
reduce our bills, and increase our heating, and
double glazing is a very efficient way of doing that.
Trevor Ross from Abell Aluminium who can custom-
make aluminium framing for your windows and
doors says that making the transition from single
glazing to double glazing is the right step to make.
Double glazing is great for heat retention of 52%,
and reducing condensation.
With single glazing, there is a 95-97% heat transfer
Trevor says this means your single glazed windows
merely act as a shield against bad weather, with 97%
of your heat being lost outdoors, and 97% of the
outdoors weather coming indoors.
Making the switch to double glazing, or choosing the
right double glazing option for your new home, is
the best decision you could possibly make.
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