Double-glazing, Windows and External Doors

Within the home, dealing with the change in seasons usually involves dusting, washing, storage and hauling items out of cupboards every 6 months or so.  Green homes are kept at an even temperature all year round, by means of insulation.

A window or glass door made of 2 separate plates of glass makes up a double-glazing system.  An air cavity traps air between the glass layers – and these air cavities actually insulate the home, keeping us comfortable.

Double-glazing helps retain warm air during winter and cold air during summer – this helps save money in the long run.

Through a combination of insulation materials and techniques, a well-insulated home means that utility costs are reduced by more than half. …

Insulation: The key to a warmer, greener home

At the first sign of winter do you dust off your heaters and throw your electric blanket on the bed? Or maybe you stock up on gas and firewood to keep you warm through those dark, chilly nights? With a green home, you wouldn’t have to do any of these things.

And the reason for that lies in proper insulation. You may be surprised to hear that a well-insulated home not only reduces your electricity bill, but it takes all the hassle out of dealing with the change in seasons.

Yes, insulation does mean a significant reduction in your heating costs. But the real benefit is that it keeps your home at an even temperature throughout the year; cool in summer and warm in winter.…

Sleep better in a green home

It’s one of the benefits of eco-friendly houses that few people are aware of. And while getting a good night’s sleep may not be the most obvious reason you should invest in a green home, it does have its advantages. When you’re well rested you perform better and that leads to an overall improvement in your quality of life.

But how do eco-friendly homes promote better sleep? The two important factors that influence sleep are noise pollution and air pollution. Green living promotes cleaner air and a quieter environment. Let’s look at how this can be achieved.

Perfectly insulated

Insulation plays an important role in maintaining a comfortable temperature without consuming electricity. Such as:

Double-Glazed Windows:

Double-glazed windows are made up of two pieces of glass with a gap between them.…

How double-glazing adds value to a home

Is there really a need for double-glazed windows and doors in South African homes? Our weather can hardly be compared to that of colder climates where this is an essential feature. And yet, there are more benefits to installing this type of window and door in our homes than we might realise.

Such windows and doors are a popular feature on green homes. That’s because they contribute to the overall energy efficiency of a home. And with the rising cost of electricity, more home buyers are looking for features that reduce heating and cooling bills. Whether looking to buy a new home or thinking about retrofitting an existing home, here’s what we need to know about double-glazing.

What are double-glazed windows and doors?