Inevitably, long hot summer days can significantly affect the overall comfort of your house, and whether your home is new or old, you are at the mercy of the elements if it isn’t properly protected.

Hot weather in the last few days is a testament to that – leaving many houses feeling like furnaces. So how can you keep yourself and your house cool, reduce energy bill shock and help be kind to the earth all at the same time? This is where choosing the right insulation treatment for your home comes in handy.

Weather proofing homes is often thought of as an expensive and laborious task, but it doesn’t have to be. Treatment of windows and doors can be a surprisingly effective solution to increase the comfort of those inside the house on those hot Australian summer days.

Here are the top solutions from our double glazing Sydney service team to consider:

Magnetite Double Glazing


For many homes, double glazing is the ultimate solution to beat the heat. Double glazing refers to windows with two layers of glazing separated by an air cavity. This is also referred to as an Insulated Glass Unit or IGU. The gap between the panes is normally filled with still air, which acts as the buffer against noise and temperature extremes, keeping your home comfortable all year round.

If replacing the window is not an option, you can opt for retrofit double glazing. It is a process of adding another layer to the existing window to create a double glazing system. This is often more effective than replacement windows as the air cavity can be increased for better performance. Our flagship product, Magnetite® can be retrofitted to any existing window or door to make your home more comfortable. Magnetite® uses an optical grade acrylic glazing that is up to 6 X more thermally efficient and up to 18 X stronger than glass. The magnetic seal allows the lowest air infiltration rate of any operational window, providing maximum insulation.

Magnetite Classic



Solar Control Film


In addition, or as an alternative to double glazing, solar control films can be applied to your window glazing to reduce the radiant heat. Solar control films prevent your home from overheating, while also eliminating glare. To further reduce the heat in summer, Magnetite offers Solartite window films in conjunction with Magnetite® retrofit double glazing. Solartite is available in three ranges of window films to suit your windows - there is a solar control film to fit every home décor & aesthetic. Designed to reduce radiant heat, Solartite can effectively reduce energy bills and keeps the home cool.

Left without solartite vs Right with Solartite
Left without solartite vs Right with Solartite

Shade and seal



When it comes to staying at home during summer, the top priority is to keep the heat outside. Shade the north and west facing windows using window covers such as blinds, roller shutter or awning can efficiently preserve the temperatures inside despite rising or prolonged heat outside the house.

Insufficient insulation leaves many homes ill-prepared for summer and residents are forced to sweat it out inside. Draught seals on leaky windows and doors can prevent warm air from getting into the house. It will keep your home cooler in summer and warmer in winter.

Room with Solartite on window

It is true that double glazed windows and other window treatment can add up, but considering all the benefits of double glazing it is a good investment for your home and your comfort.

Magnetite specialises in double glazing solution for existing windows and doors. We have showrooms & warehouses in Sydney and other major cities around Australia. For more information on double glazing for existing window, solar control films, draught seals and other secondary window solutions, get in touch with the team at Magnetite.

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