Using acrylic sheet, we can effectively double glaze small to medium size windows. Available in clear, tinted, frosted, or opaque finishes, the sheeting can be fixed or sliding to allow for ventilation.
Secondary glazing is often used on windows in Tasmania, because:
1. Improved Thermal Insulation: Tasmania experiences cold winters, and secondary glazing helps to enhance the thermal insulation of windows. It creates an additional layer of air or gas between the primary window and the secondary glazing unit, reducing heat transfer and preventing drafts. This can result in increased energy efficiency and reduced heating costs.
2. Noise Reduction: Secondary glazing is an effective solution for reducing noise penetration through windows. Tasmania, like any other populated area, can have noise pollution from traffic, neighbors, or other sources. The additional layer of glazing helps to dampen sound vibrations, creating a more peaceful and quieter indoor environment.
3. Enhanced Security: Secondary glazing can contribute to improved security by adding an extra barrier against forced entry. The additional layer of glass or plastic makes it more difficult for intruders to break through the window, providing an added layer of protection.
4. Condensation Prevention: In colder climates such as Tasmania, condensation can occur on windows, leading to moisture-related issues like mold and mildew growth. Secondary glazing reduces the temperature difference between the indoor and outdoor glass surfaces, minimizing the likelihood of condensation forming.
5. Preservation of Historic Buildings: Tasmania has a rich heritage of historic buildings, and secondary glazing can be used to preserve the authenticity of these structures. Instead of replacing original windows, secondary glazing can be installed discreetly on the interior side, providing modern benefits while maintaining the historical appearance of the building.
Overall, secondary glazing is a versatile solution that offers benefits in terms of thermal insulation, noise reduction, security, condensation prevention, and preservation of historic buildings, making it a popular choice for window improvement in Tasmania.