The Benefits of Double-Paned, or uPVC, Windows

If you’re looking for a double glazing quote, it’s important that you understand the benefits of double glazing. The purpose of double-glazed UPVC windows is to prevent warm air from escaping a building during the winter. Double-paned windows and doors are far more energy efficient than their single-paned counterparts.

To “double glaze” a window means to utilise two pieces of glass (separated by an air layer) in a single frame. By reducing heat loss via the windows, you can keep your home warmer with this added insulation. Formerly, windows just had one pane of glass, which is a poor insulator.

Ongoing studies have shown that adding a second pane of glass with a sealed pocket of air (or gas) in the centre significantly reduces heat loss via windows. Many older homes in New Zealand still have inefficient single-pane windows since double-paned windows were not mandated for new construction until 2007.

High-strength, low-maintenance, and lightweight, unplasticized polyvinyl chloride (uPVC) is a popular plastic building material. Its resistance to chemicals, sunshine, and water oxidation has made it a popular option to painted timber in the home improvement market.

Low in price and upkeep, it is perfect for use in double-paned glass applications like doors and windows. uPVC is used for a variety of roofing components, including downspouts, guttering, and fascia.


It’s possible that double glazing systems’ effectiveness is drastically altered by the glass used. Low-E windows are the most efficient in terms of energy savings (Low Emissivity). The glass’s heat is reflected by an almost imperceptible coating of metal oxide. Upgrade your uPVC windows with this! If you care about the comfort, safety, and modernity of your home, double glazing installed in an uPVC frame is a smart investment. If you’re in the market for new doors and windows, go no farther than Eco Doors and Windows.

Window and Door Systems that Help the Environment Hamilton:

If you believe that uPVC windows and doors are the ideal option for you, we encourage you to get in touch with Eco Hamilton. If you need help getting the most out of your glass and joinery, our professional staff is here to help you every step of the way, from choosing the right goods to installing and maintaining them. Please get in touch with us right away if you’re interested in learning more.

When Does uPVC Fail and What Does It Mean?

Although it may appear that we need to replace all of your windows, you’d be astonished at how many problems we can fix without doing so. Although it is highly unusual for uPVC windows to need repairs, this blog post will show you how to fix the most common issues.

Seeing Water Penetrate Your Window Cracks:

Once the seal is placed to a window, condensation will form around the sill and edges inside your home. Most of the time, we can stop the leak in its tracks by applying a patch to the seal if the hole isn’t too big. In the unlikely event that a major leak causes extensive water damage, we may need to remove the window and install a new frame to repair the damage.

Common causes of fogged windows include condensation. If the seal fails, water will seep in between the panes of glass, where it will leave behind ugly mineral deposits and condensation. If your window starts to mist, you don’t have to get a new one right away. We may replace the glass with new double panes to prevent the fogged appearance and save you the cost of a new frame.

Windows with broken or cracked glass

Glass used in double glazing is strengthened so that it is extremely durable. As a result, breaks or shattering are quite infrequent. If there is visible damage, we can replace the glass without removing the windows from its frame. If the frame has been damaged, we can typically fix it, so you won’t have to buy a new one and waste your money. We can also apply a protective coating to the glass at the same time to assist prevent further damage.

Green Hamiltonian:

If you have problems with the care or cleaning of your uPVC windows or doors, Eco Hamilton can help. To ensure that our clients’ high-performance doors last as long as possible, we provide maintenance assistance for the frames and glass. Get in contact with our helpful staff right away if you’re in the market for a high-quality uPVC door manufacturer and installer.

Consider these four factors before deciding against switching to uPVC:

Formerly, architects, contractors, and homeowners had fewer choices when it came to building or renovating a home. Although being a relatively new material, uPVC has quickly become a favourite among homeowners.

Low-Upkeep: uPVC panes may be wiped down quickly and easily. They can be easily cleaned with some mild window cleaner and a damp cloth. As a result of its smooth finish, a quick wipe is all that’s needed to clean it. No sanding, varnishing, or painting once a year or once a month is necessary. Also, they don’t require any upkeep because they’re resistant to termites.

uPVC windows are built with a galvanised steel outer coating, making them exceptionally tough to break. uPVC windows are so sturdy that you won’t have to worry about burglars breaking in. In addition, uPVC is a self-extinguishing material because to its inherent flame retardant properties. The fireproof properties of uPVC windows prevent the spread of flames within a building. Thus, uPVC windows are the safest and most fire-resistant choice for your home.