We are delighted to offer you the very finest system, specifically engineered for retroglazing into timber frames. This system we firmly consider to be the best available on the world market for retroglazing into timber frames. Designed and built in New Zealand Thermawood has already proven itself against all other systems.
Why Should I Choose Thermawood?
Thermawood Retro-fit creates a unique dry glazing system for double glazing to your existing timber windows and doors in your home.
According to the Department of Building and Housing, in a well-insulated building, windows and other glazed areas are the biggest source of heat loss. The installation of a double glazed unit effectively halves the heat loss when compared to a single-glazed window of a similar shape and size.
Glazing is an important consideration when renovating or building. The correct glazing choice can ensure you are creating a more comfortable, sustainable environment suitable for both hot and cool weather. In some areas of New Zealand, double glazing can be used to meet the new H1 requirements.
Insulation is becoming increasingly important in building and renovation; however heat loss due to inefficient or outdated glazing can mean that your insulation will be ineffective and less cost effective. Different types of glass are required for different environmental conditions. Our Thermawood retrofit system is designed around an already existing and highly effective double glazing solution and guarantees that a range of high tech double glazing units can be installed. The advantages of using an insulating glass unit (IGU) include:
Thermawood Reduces Condensation
Thermawood Retro-fit Double Glazing remains substantially warmer than single glazing. Therefore, condensation is dramatically reduced. Condensation forms when warm air containing moisture meets a cold surface cold enough for dew point to be reached. Double Glazing enables a thermal barrier to form between your home interior and the cold outdoors.
Low E Glass for Maximum Effect
The IGU units can use any type of glass however, for maximum effect we recommend using Low E (low Emissivity) Glass and Argon gas in the IGU. This will dramatically improve warmth and reduce energy costs by significant amounts when compared to a standard glass unit. The Low E glass has a high performance transparent coating that drastically reduces heat transfer inside and out.
Your home is more desirable when it comes time to sell your property as the original character look is still maintained and thus the architectural aesthetics of your home are not compromised.
Good for the Environment
Double Glazing can reduce your energy consumption, saving money and assisting in saving energy contributing to a healthier nation. Many older homes use a much greater amount of energy to both heat and cool due to poor insulation qualities. Double Glazing can substantially reduce the overall costs by retaining heat during winter and cooler during summer, making your home much more energy efficient and creating a much healthier environment for your family.
Improved Air Quality
Teamed with high performing insulation, Thermawood can create an optimal, well ventilated environment that has a high level of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ). The World Health Organisation recommends that the optimal indoor temperature for good health should be between 18ºC and 21ºC. A desirable IAQ will ensure that is will not cause or aggravate illness in building occupants while also securing a suitable level of thermo-comfort.