Thermal (too hot)
North Rocks NSW
Away from a sea breeze many residents in the Hill district can find the summer heat stifling. This is exactly what drove, a family in North Rocks to double glaze their existing windows and moderate the temperature of their home . Our customer has floor to ceiling glass overlooking Muirfield Golf Course which was letting in too much heat in summer and too much cold in winter. Situated next to a noisy walkway, this family was also hoping to reduce noise. In addition to reducing excessive heat, cold and noise, maintaining the views over the golf course was a key decision factor when looking for a solution.
Several solution such as tinting and curtains were considered in the decision making process. On the recommendation of a friend in Canberra who had used Magnetite, or retrofit double glazing solution was chosen. As a secondary glazing system, Magnetite solved all the challenges, combatting both soundproofing and thermal insulation as well as retaining the views.
This renovated home had a combination of fixed, sliding and awning windows. Magnetite's 4.5mm glazing panels were installed to the inside of the existing windows and doors in the bedroom and lounge. A Slider system was added to the sliding door which allows for convenient and easy access to open the door. To achieve the best thermal insulation result, Magnetite panels were attached directly to the timber face of the existing windows. This method allowed for an ideal air gap to maximize heat and cold insulation and also ensure adequate soundproofing. Our customer was very pleased with the result.
Following the installation, she noticed a clear improvement in their level of comfort stating: "On a recent hot day the thermometer on the veranda was 37 degrees Celsius and the one inside was 11 degrees cooler. That is an improvement. Also the sounds from outside are muffled now.â
The customer confirmed their satisfaction and further commented on Magnetite's aesthetic feature, Visitors often don't notice the Magnetite as it blends in so well with the look of the windows. None of our view was lost!"
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