Site icon svglass.com.au

How glass can reduce building energy costs

Windows offer more than just a way to see out into the world from a home or business. Of course, they bring the light in, naturally, and blend the indoors with the outdoors when opened for some fresh air, too.

Did you know that glass windows can also play a significant role in the reduction of energy costs and promotion of energy efficiency within a building?

Read more from the Perth glass experts at SV Glass, to find out how.

The reality and statistics of glass

Perhaps you already know a thing or two about unwanted heat loss through windows in winter, and unwanted heat gain in summer. Perhaps you don’t. Either way, let’s take a look at the statistics:

  • An average building gains 87% more heat through its windows
  • and a heat loss of approximately 49%, per year.

By installing the right type of windows, from trusted glaziers in Perth – the right energy efficient windows can prevent up to 77% of heat transfer, reducing your energy costs and footprint in the process.

Over time, these save you a pretty penny in your pocket – which is important to homeowners and business owners, alike.

Yet, what glass should you choose and what standards should they abide by?

The beauty and safety of glass

Let’s look at the type of glass and the treatment needed to achieve the aforementioned energy efficiency.

What are they?

Under the Building Code of Australia (BCA), manufacturers are required to supply windows that meet mandatory minimum specifications for structural adequacy and water penetration resistance under Australian Standard AS2047: Windows in buildings, selection and installation.

The Australian market has, in recent times, been flooded with inferior, non-compliant and dare we say, downright dangerous glass products, including windows.

Unsuspecting building a project manager may think they’re getting a great product at an unbelievable price, yet other costs arise down the line (either through not being energy efficient and/or being non-compliant).

So, what should you do?

 

The trusted name for high-quality glass

The best thing you can do to achieve energy efficiency through your glass windows is to trust in the right supplier.

You can rely on SV Glass for all of the following:

  • Doors

Sliding and stacking doors, bi-fold and hinged doors, for commercial and residential purposes

  • Windows

Sliding and bi-fold windows, awning, casement and fixed windows

  • Shower screens

Sliding and fixed panel shower screens, frameless, fully and semi-framed shower screens

Know that you always get value for money, genuine service and unbeatable high-quality glass when you choose SV Glass.

 

In need of high-quality glass in Perth?

The dedicated, friendly and professional team at SV Glass consistently deliver on quality glass services and expertise.

Contact SV Glass today to find out how our glass will not only meet but exceed your expectations.

 

4 Benefits of a Quality Kitchen Splashback

A kitchen is the one true heart of the home. After all, it’s where meals are lovingly created, the place where the elixir of life (coffee) is brewed in the mornings, and where some of our best family conversations are had.  If a kitchen is important to you, then...

A Beginners Guide to Bifold Doors

You probably know about bifold doors – how they slide and stack together. This includes probably hearing about or witnessing their seamless, stunning design in reality.  Yet apart from that, what else do you know (or not know) about custom bifold glass doors?  What’s...

Discover the Beauty of Glass In The Modern Australian Home

In the modern Australian home, glass is not just banished to the bathrooms, nor just a part of stock standard windows. Glass in the modern, Australian home takes on new meaning, provides greater liveability and adds style and sophistication in ways not seen before....

Under the microscope: framed or frameless glass shower screens?

Glass is necessary in the everyday home. However, in a stylish and practical home – you will find glass used in so many different ways. One of these ways in shower screens. While many homeowners are turning to glass shower screens over outdated shower curtains – one...

Why Choose Frameless Glass Shower Screens?

Glass, in all its shapes, styles and functions prove attractive in many homes, in many places. Many homeowners are finally embarking on their bathroom renovations and getting on the frameless bandwagon. So, why should you choose frameless glass shower screens? It...

What to do if your window breaks

Glass windows are built to protect. Unfortunately, when glass breaks, and it can happen, it can leave you stressed and wondering what to do next. Fortunately, we’ve compiled a quick, simple and straightforward guide to how you can deal with a broken window. Don’t...

Glass: a history lesson

Glass is necessary in the everyday home. However, in a stylish and practical home – you will find glass used in so many different ways. One of these ways in shower screens. While many homeowners are turning to glass shower screens over outdated shower curtains – one...

Your Guide to Controlling Condensation in the Home

 Condensation is a common cause of unwanted dampness in the home. You might also be noticing condensation more in these cold and chilly months as windows fog up and glass doors drip water. Fortunately, by understanding why and how condensation occurs, you can learn...

Why You Should Open Your Home Up with Glass

Are you building a new home or renovating an existing one? It’s safe to say you’re probably strategising and searching for ways to improve the layout, ambience and general atmosphere. One of the ways you can easily, affordably and elegantly achieve an open, ambient,...

Are your windows compliant?

With a fair deal of thanks to government grants and incentives, there certainly is a building boom across Perth and throughout Australia at the moment. Homes and buildings in general must meet strict standards now, then they did last century, which means builders and...
Exit mobile version