Retrofit Double-Glazing Solutions – Canberra

Canberra Glass Solutions provides retrofit double-glazing solutions in the Canberra region. Our experienced glaziers will replace your existing single glass panes with the latest double-glazed units. We’re particularly adept at installing double-glazed units in wooden frames, which require grooving with a wood router. All our retrofit double-glazing solutions in Canberra are fully guaranteed.

Double-Glazing Explained

Double-glazing is the process of putting an insulating gap (usually air or inert gas) between two panes of glass – resulting in a double-glazed unit. Double-glazed units are premanufactured for ease of installation.

Benefits of Double-Glazing in Canberra

Double-glazed windows work well in Canberra’s unique climate of warm summers and cold winters.

Quality double-glazed windows produce the following benefits:

  • Reduce energy usage – leading to lower heating and cooling costs.
  • Help the environment (due to lower energy usage).
  • Provide greater home security (double-glazed units are thicker and harder to smash than single glass panes).
  • Reduce household condensation in winter.
  • Improve the resale value of a home over time.
  • Reduce external noise (due to superior thickness).

Our Double-Glazing Solutions in Canberra

Canberra Glass Solutions (CGS) supplies and installs quality double-glazed units filled with inert gas or air. We focus primarily on retrofit double-glazing solutions in Canberra – we don’t provide new window frames or do secondary glazing. From time to time, we supply and install triple-glazed units.

When it comes to choosing an insulator (inert gas or dehydrated air), we usually recommend inert gas. Inert gas is slightly more expensive than dehydrated air but is the superior choice. Inert gas (for insulation purposes) is available in three options: argon (the most popular), xenon, and krypton.

Decorative Options for Double-Glazed Windows in Canberra

Double-glazed units can be fitted with different types of glass to suit your decor. We provide the following options for your double-glazed windows in Canberra: clear float glass, tinted glass, reflective glass, laminated glass, toughened safety glass, and low-e glass (which minimises solar heat gain).

Energy Ratings

In Australia, the Window Energy Rating Scheme (WERS) rates glass windows on three criteria: the solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC), the air infiltration (leakage) rate, and the U-value (rate of thermal transmittance). The rating system is quite complex, but our experienced glaziers in Canberra can answer any questions you might have.

Australian Standards for Double-Glazing

Double-glazed windows in Canberra are covered by a number of Australian Standards (please see below).

  • AS/NZS 4666 (covers the manufacturing and testing of insulating glass units or IGUs)
  • AS/NZS 2208 (covers the physical properties of safety glass)
  • AS/NZS 1288 (covers the design, selection, and installation of glass products)

Canberra Glass Solutions complies with all Australian Standards for the design, supply, and installation of double-glazed windows in Canberra.

To learn more about our retrofit double-glazing solutions in the Canberra region, please call the friendly team at Canberra Glass Solutions on 0422 096 653 or send an email.