Double Glazing – Yea or Nay?
On a recent trip to Hawaii I was so surprised to find all the hotels were double glazed. Of course I know it makes sense I just didn’t think an island state with such old buildings would be so far advanced on a major modern city like Sydney. Whilst I’m a huge advocate for double glazing it can be a really hard sell in the Sydney market. It got me thinking, people are so ready to upgrade their car to be safer and more fuel efficient why is it so hard to convince people to make the same educated decisions about their windows?
Here’s what I came up with:
1) It’s just not the norm in the Sydney market. Yet…
2) Retro fitting double glazed units can have hidden costs.
3) There’s a multitude of cheap crappy windows on the market with pricing so low it’s difficult to refuse.
4) The average consumer looking at glazing options for their home or business is being guided by someone in the building game whom hasn’t had the time or inclination to educate themselves on the benefit double glazing can bring to their clients environment. There is some perception that double glazing is a luxury item instead of an essential item.
5) The perception that double glazing is a luxury item and not an essential one.
So I say: Yea – Double Glazing is essential.
1) It’s an essential ingredient in the long term strategy of everyone’s energy use.
2) Heating and cooling our homes and work places is an essential part of reducing energy use and it’s expenditure.
3) It’s essential to increase the comfort levels in our home and work places, particularly with predicted severity in weather patterns.
4) Larger expanses of glass are being designed and delivered in buildings everywhere, double glazing will play an essential role in a lot of these buildings.