Wooden double glazed windows, with high R-values, are an excellent choice in traditional houses in New Zealand. There are many reasons for this but the biggest is that they allow a large amount of natural light into the home and keep out cold drafts.
Houses are normally insulated in the summer, in the warm months, but we don’t want our homes to be cold at any time during the year. A house with no insulation is a house that needs to be insulated, whether its due to renovation or it was not properly insulated when first built.
Houses with insulating properties are rarely subject to winter snow and ice, so there is no reason why we cannot insulate our houses in the winter months. Wood is probably the best choice for this purpose, due to its moisture-resistant properties and excellent insulating properties.
Wooden double glazed windows will provide a home with extra warmth and humidity, as well as natural light and ventilation. It is also an excellent choice in classic houses, where warmth and comfort are both important to the home owner. Wooden double glazed windows will offer warmth and a comfortable feel, whether during the day or night.
Many new window construction companies have started using wooden double glazed windows. This type of window can be made from a variety of different woods, all of which have their own unique characteristics.
Eastern Red Cedar is one of the strongest and most durable types of timber, however, it is more expensive than other varieties of timber and can be rather difficult to work with. If the windows need to be installed with special tools and equipment, such as tapers, that will add to the cost of the window, as well as the time needed to complete the installation.
Western Red Cedar is more popular option and can also be used for windows. This timber can be made into double glazed windows or simply insulated through the use of expanded polystyrene.
Hickory, which is also known as Black Cherry, is a very popular choice, because it is relatively cheap and it has R-values which are very good for heating. This kind of timber is generally known for being very hard and solid and it is easy to work with.
When you look at the various woods, you will find that each of them has its own advantages and disadvantages. A large number of windows are not suitable for insulating purposes, so, when you look at the possibilities and decide on a timber, make sure that you take your insulation needs into consideration.
Most people in New Zealand now prefer to install wooden double glazed windows. These windows not only provide a warm, pleasant atmosphere, but they also offer the home owner warmth and protection against the cold weather.
Most windows in a traditional house are not suitable for insulating purposes, because they will be frost free. This means that wood, on its own, cannot insulate and that all the windows must be put into double glazing, where the interior of the window is insulated and the exterior glazing is not.
Wooden double glazed windows have an R-value of R12 (around R15 is ideal), so these windows are ideal for insulating a home. They are also excellent if you want to provide natural light to your home during the winter months, so you can enjoy the warmth and comfort of natural sunlight without having to worry about keeping your home warm during the cold season.