Yes, we love windows, and the views and light they allow into the building. Unfortunately this is not always possible as glass allows too much heat transfer. However, in Australia we are starting to get some windows that perform well in our climate.
When looking at window frames it is important to consider what material they are constructed from. The frame itself will transfer heat or cold form inside to outside depending on the conductive properties of that material. For instance, imagine a piece of aluminum 100mm wide that has sun’s heat hitting it on a 40 degree day on one side, and your air conditioner hitting it on the other side of it with a piece of glass in the middle. The metal will balance that temperature across the length of it, resulting in a heat transfer to the inside of the building. Not ideal, as you can imagine as this heat is then transferred into the glass and the system fails.
Timber, thermally broken aluminum, UPVC and fiberglass windows are infinitely better than the ever prevalent aluminum single glazed units that dominate our market. Double glazing is always good, and becoming more and more accessible, and allow a more efficient window system where the heat doesn’t pour out in winter, or in during summer.
Added to all this is an exceptional variety of glasses to use within them. Call us to talk more about this.