FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is uPVC?
UPVC is Unplasticised Poly Vinyl Chloride. The main component of UPVC is salt. The extrusion process of PVC uses 3 times less energy than aluminium smelting.
What is Double Glazing?
Double glazing is an Insulated Glass Unit (IGU), which is made up of two pieces of glass; joined though an IGU’s which is an argon gas. The argon gas has many great thermal attributes. The unit is sealed to prevent any dust or moisture to get between the glass.
What type of glass is it?
Our standard Glass unit is 24mm (4mm+16+4mm) float or toughened however this can be increased and customised to each individual customer depending on the requirements and needs. We have a wide range of standard obscure glass, coloured glass etc. If you require a different type of glass, you can discuss that with our consultant.
Will it reduce noise issues?
Yes. You can achieve a noise reduction of 70% for windows. But you have to look at other aspects of noise insulation in the house such as floors, walls and ceilings
Are Double Glazed windows and Doors UV resistant?
Eco Homes Solutions Windows are produced from “Tropical Mix” ptofile, especially designed by Deceuninck, for high UV countries; such as, Australia. The extrusion mix is completely different from the mix used for European countries, as they have different climate conditions . Our white profile will not become yellow over time. Coloured Window Films (Solex), is produced and design by a German company, by the name of “Renolit”, for Deceuninck; Industry Best 10 year warranty
Eco Homes Solutions Satisfy Criteria for bush fire prone areas
Our windows have Galvanized steel reinforcement and are made suitable for BAL- 40.
Are uPVC Double Glazed Windows suitable for coastal areas?
uPVC windows is your best option, as they will not corrode, and are water and weather tight. They also do not require painting and are easy to maintain.
Can my builder install uPVC windows and doors?
Yes. Builders or qualified carpenters can install our windows. We will supply frames without glass to your construction site, then the builder will install frames and we will come and install IGUs after frame installation is complete.
Do you use Safety Glass?
Safety glass, is a type of glass which is safe for human impact. It is either Toughened or Laminated glass. Laminated glass has minimum thickness of 6.38mm; toughened glass has a 4mm minimum. We mainly use Toughened glass, due to the fact that toughened IGUs weigh less.
What is the Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) ?
The Solar Hear gain Coefficient measures how well a window blocks (or shades) the heat from sunlight. SHGC is the fraction of solar radiation transmitted through a window or skylight, as well as the amount that is absorbed by the glass and reradiated to the interior. SHGC is expressed as a number between 0 and 1.
The lower a window’s SHGC, the less solar heat it transmits and the greater its shading ability.
What is a u-Value ?
The U-value (expressed as Uw in windows) measures how readily a window system conducts heat. It is a measure of the rate of non-solar heat loss or gain through it. The rate of heat is indicated in the terms of the U-value of a window assembly which includes the effect of the frame, glass, seals and any spacers.
The lower the U-value, the greater a window’s resistance to heat flow and the better its insulating value