Rather than enduring chilly Winters and sweltering Summers, your home can work alongside the harsh Australian climate to make sure you stay comfortable no matter the season.
How? Energy Efficient windows and doors greatly reduce your energy consumption through their ability to help control your home’s thermal regulation. They’re so much more than just a glass pane!
Responsible for unwanted heat loss and gain – making the appropriate choice of window and door design, seals, and glass type for each unique home and location is a crucial decision for every homeowner.
WINDOWS WITH TONED GLASS
If we told you that you could shield your home from unwanted heat and harsh glare with one simple addition, would you invest in it?
Of course you would! Enter Toned Glass – a simple yet compelling solution to restricting the sun’s rays from tarnishing the tranquillity of your home. This innovative design harnesses the power of metal oxides from raw glass to reflect light and minimise glare.
Any heat from outside is partially absorbed and re-radiated by the tinted glass, keeping your home comfortable throughout the day. If you live in a warmer climate, this solution is non-negotiable if you’re looking to reduce your power bills.
If you live in a region where maintaining a comfortable temperature in the home year-round is of utmost priority, then installing windows and doors with Low-E Glass should definitely feature on your ‘to do’ list.
Low-E Glass, or Low Emissivity glass, features a thin layer of metal or metal oxide coating on one side to minimise heat transfer. This works to reduce heat entry and loss, so you can consistently regulate your home’s temperature.
Acting as an added layer of insulation from the weather outside, Low-E glass is capable of keeping hot air out during Summer, and retaining warm air during Winter. Install this in your home today, and thank us later!
Double Glazing your windows and doors is an easy upgrade that makes all the difference in the world. They have actually been proven to decrease power bills by up to 20% when compared to their single glazed counterparts!
Featuring two or more panes of glass that are hermetically sealed with an air space between each layer (IGU), these windows act as a powerful barrier between your home and the outside elements.
A common misconception of this solution is that it’s only beneficial for those in colder climates – but this is simply not the case! Due to their unique insulation properties, they are in-fact suitable for hot, cold, and mixed climates. Everyone can benefit from this unrivalled innovation!
Plus, to make your home’s thermal barrier even stronger, you can even add the aforementioned toned or Low-E glass with argon gas to create a supreme thermal barrier.
Enhancing the energy efficiency of your Double Glazed windows even further comes down to one final step – incorporating Thermal Breaks.
In addition to the bonded panes of glass that feature in an IGU, this aluminium framing is separated by less conductive materials to reduce heat transfer. These insulated barriers then work alongside the IGU to retain or reflect heat.
The unsung heroes of your window and door’s energy efficiency are your seals – who make or break the quality of your home’s thermal regulation.
Without high quality, waterproof seals – even the most energy-efficient windows cannot maintain the ideal controlled indoor climate due to air leaking in and out.
Choosing the correct material for your window sealing is essential to receive all the benefits of energy-efficient windows. Utilising more durable seals made of materials such as Santoprene is preferred over those like vinyl, which run the risk of cracking, shrinking, and losing their shape over time.
WINDOW ENERGY RATING SCHEME
When you’re on the hunt for energy efficient windows, having the Window Energy Rating Scheme (WERS) in your toolkit will quickly become a game-changer in your decision-making process.
The two key measures are U-Value and SHGC, which apply to the entire product and not individual components of the window (i.e. glass, seals, or frame). The U-Value measures the rate of heat transfer and loss. A lower U-Value indicates that the window is more resistant to heat flow and has greater insulation.
Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) measures how successful the window is in blocking out heat caused by sunlight. If a window has a lower SHGC, less solar radiationwill pass through the window.
Employing energy efficient windows and doors within your home doesn’t just ensure comfort and livability – it’s an investment in creating a cleaner and healthier environment!
Integrating just one, or a combination, of the solutions above into your home design will instantly enhance the atmosphere and reduce energy consumption regardless of the climate.
Get in touch with your local Bradnam’s branch today to see what we can offer you.
What our customers say...
Went into the showroom at Zillmere Road and was blown away by how helpful Bronwyne was. She listened to our needs and provided us with exactly what we were looking for! Top notch customer service!!
Teresa Gibney|last month
Bron from the showroom did a fantastic job at explaining the product options, highly recommend
Great after sales service
Steve Mayger|2 months ago
These guys are so helpful and have the best customer service!!! Recommend 100 times over.
Sheree Shakshouk|2 months ago
Received extremely helpful advice from Garry Alcorn. He patiently walked us through the range of options available, helping us understand the pricing and product variances. It enabled us to select the products that best suited our needs. His friendly manner put us at ease, and made us feel comfortable asking our long list of questions.
Leonie Patrick|2 months ago
Garry was incredibly helpful when I went in for a quote to re-do my whole house and helped me make difficult decisions using his huge breadth of knowledge and experience. I wouldn’t have thought getting a quote for doors and windows could be a fun experience but it was thanks to Garry. Super professional as well and someone who clearly loves his job.
Suzy Velkou|2 months ago
Bradnams customer service was excellent & solved my issue promptly without question.
Stephen Newcombe|2 months ago
Brilliant product at a competitive price. The service goes above and beyond what I ever expected. Such a good combination good product and good people. Thanks Bradnams
Robin Loan|3 months ago
I have to call out the great service I have received from the staff of Bradnams’s last week for my house window locks. Right from the 1st call to make an enquiry for service with Jennifer Power handling the query and making the booking for me to finally Mark showing up on time and addressing all my concerns for the product installed.
Wasim Khan|3 months ago
Amazing customer service, lady in the showroom went above and beyond to assist me
Staff very helpful to replace worn rollers on windows, small charge for rollers, very happy to install, friendly, helpful staff most appreciated. Happy customer.
Dianne|4 months ago
I ordered 2 sliding doors / screens from bradnams from the Nowra show room. The screens arrived a few days later and were fitted by Bradnams technicians. Overall I’m happy with my dealings with the Bradnams. And am very happy with the product they supplied me.
JimH|4 months ago
Being a woman that normally visits construction/building related places without my husband, sometimes things are over explained or I am not taken seriously. Refreshingly, the staff at the Kings Park showroom couldn’t be further from any of that, and were a far cry from other experiences I’ve had.
ELC|4 months ago
Our salesman Mitchell always goes out of his way to assist us in what ever way he can. His knowledge of the product helps us assist our clients with their needs during their extensions and renovations.
Danielle Kopp|4 months ago
I found them great with a lot of knowledge in fixing my broken window.
Paul P|6 months ago
Matt Campbell , who is our home builders rep has been fantastic for the 3 years we have been dealing with him . He always goes above and beyond to assist us if there are any issues and tries to have the turnarounds back onsite reduced where he can .
Andrew C|6 months ago
To be honest, I bagged Bradnmans previously on this review site, I wish to retract that after the excellent service (and knowledgable) from Michael (Toowoomba Branch). Michael was friendly, polite, and most of all, knew what he was on about.
Greg Vincent|7 months ago
Mitchell has been great to deal with and am a frequent customer and love dealing with him as he is super friendly and easy to deal with.
Jonni M|7 months ago
I would encourage anyone who is looking for aluminium windows and doors to include Mitch and Bradnam’s in their considerations. I recently sought quotes for windows and doors. When I contacted Bradnam’s I spoke with Mitch, who immediately and unreservedly provided me with the advice and rough price of the windows and doors that I was after.
Scott F|7 months ago
Mitchell has been great to deal with and none of our changes or additional works have been an issue. I would definitely be happy to work with him again in the future.
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