How can I get it?
If you’re already got a home, you’ll want to consider retrofit double glazing. This means replacing the existing windows in your home with new, double glazed alternatives.
This isn't as major as it sounds.
These days, you can keep all the existing framing – if it's in good condition – and just replace the glass itself.
The old single glazed pains are popped out, and the new double glazed panels fitted in. A new trim, matched to the existing one is then installed to hold the new panes in place.
It’s a simple and relatively quick process, and you won’t notice any difference – inside or out. Well, aside from the insulation of course!
For those building new, it’s even simpler.
In the planning stages of your project, just tell your builder or building company that you’d like to use double glazed windows.
Note that for most new builds in New Zealand, there’s a good chance you’ll be required to install double glazing.
Effective heating for your entire home
As we noted at the start of this guide, double glazing is just one part of an effective home heating strategy. We’ve also got this guide here, which covers some of the things to consider when it comes to heating.
If you’d like to learn more about one of the double glazing products available in New Zealand, Metro Glass have a helpful webpage. They’ve also got Low E double glazing for existing homes.