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HOW IMPORTANT GLASS WINDOW IS

How glass can help to keep your house cool.

Up to almost 90% of heat gained [in the home] can come through the windows

Have you been exposed to ridiculously warm temperatures inside your place? The type of windows and glass in your home can greatly contribute to the temperature inside. Here’s why.

Installing an air conditioning unit isn’t the only way to cool your place down.

EG: Bi-fold windows can be folded open to provide a large opening area and allow more ventilation into your home.

When building or renovating, it’s essential to consider the glass you use in your windows and doors. “Advances in glass technology mean that today’s glass is designed to be energy efficient to help reduce power bills and increase the comfort of your home.”



3 types of glass to consider

Have you been exposed to ridiculously warm temperatures inside your place? The type of windows and glass in your home can greatly contribute to the temperature inside. Here’s why.

Installing an air conditioning unit isn’t the only way to cool your place down.

Up to almost 90% of heat gained [in the home] can come through the windows!

Bi-fold windows can be folded open to provide a large opening area and allow more ventilation into your home.

When building or renovating, it’s essential to consider the glass you use in your windows and doors. “Advances in glass technology mean that today’s glass is designed to be energy efficient to help reduce power bills and increase the comfort of your home.”

If you want to keep your home cooler, consider installing these types of glass during your renovation:

Toned glass: Acts like ‘sunglasses’ against the glare and reduces the heat entering a home.

Low E glass: This glass has a transparent low emissivity coating that reflects heat.

Insulated glazing units: Commonly known as ‘double-glazing’, two pieces of glass are used with a gap in the middle, which can be filled with air or gas to provide the ultimate glazing solution. Use with low E glass for greater insulation and toned glass for windows that face the summer sun.

1. Install modern glass like toned or low E glass to reduce the amount of heat entering your home.

2. Select a window style that will allow greater air flow – louvres are a great option for tropical climates.

3. During the day, close blinds or curtains to keep the heat out and consider investing in blackout curtains.

4. In the early evening as temperatures cool, open windows, blinds and heavy curtains to let the cool air in.

5. Take advantage of passive design – orient the home to take advantage of cooling breezes and invest in effective shading like eaves and trees to reduce summer heat entering the home.

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