Canberra is known for freezing cold winters and stifling hot summers, making heating and cooling your home a challenge. Double glazing is one way to keep you comfortable, be energy efficient and save money on energy bills.
Double glazing has other advantages too, including reducing condensation and noise pollution. It’s also more secure. And these days, double glazing is more affordable than ever.
If you’re looking to build new or upgrade your existing property, you’ll want to choose a double-glazing company that is professional, efficient and economical.
In this article, we’ll outline the qualities to consider when choosing a double-glazing installer, and share where to find the best in Canberra.
What makes a great double glazing company?
Choosing the right double glazing company can take the worry out of making the wrong choice on product and installation method.
It can be helpful to keep the following in mind when choosing a double glazing company.
- Quality products. If you want your double glazing investment to make a real difference, you’ll want to buy top-quality products. With so many types of products on the market, it’s best to research options and discuss offerings with each double glazing company.
- Proven track record. You’ll want to check how long the double glazing company has been in business and what their track record is. Head to their website and check out their reputation online.
- Expert staff. The best glaziers are experts in their field. They know the ins and outs of double glazing, so you’ll want to take advantage of their knowledge to tailor a temperature control solution that works for you.
- Competitively priced. No one likes to over-pay. When selecting a double-glazing company, check their pricing against others in the market.
- Guarantee. Make sure your double-glazed windows, and installation service, are guaranteed. This will protect your investment. Check the company’s website for details of their guarantee promise and/or talk to installers.
The best double glazing companies in Canberra
RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 20 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.
To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.
Monaro Windows is all about high-performance, energy efficient windows and doors for residential and commercial properties. A local, family owned business, Monaro Windows has been manufacturing premium quality aluminium windows and doors in Canberra since 1988. Their products not only enhance energy efficiency, they add privacy, reduce noise, add protection and visual appeal.
High-performance, architecturally designed aluminium doors and window from the Vantage, Elevate and ThermalHEART ranges provide innovative performance and outstanding results. Monaro Windows also sells high performing uPVC windo designs from Kommerling that are beautiful, durable and easy to maintain.
Monaro Windows offers doors for all styles and tastes, each providing a quality ‘first impression’, including dramatic aesthetic effects. The company’s range of windows includes bi-fold, sliding, louvre, sashless, double hung, awing and casement. They can withstand harsh weather and remain stain-free even during violent storms.
Windows and doors come in a wide range of standard styles and colours. Monaro Windows can also customise products.
Monaro Windows has two showroom locations—Queanbeyan and Mitchell.
As Jodie Arrow wrote on Google, “We had our old windows updated with some slick looking double glazed widows, great service at a good price …”
Magnetite Double Glazing retrofit products are built for the Australian environment. Residential services include assessing, designing and delivering tailored double-glazing services to upgrade the performance of existing window and doors, using a unique, award-winning system.
Iain Fyfe wrote on Google, “Magnetite is helpful and knowledgeable about their product and window insulation … Our house has a lot of windows, recycled heritage as well as contemporary, and a great solution was installed in all cases at reasonable cost.”
With Justrite Double Glazed Windows and Doors, customers cut down on energy bills, outside noise and draughts and increase comfort levels in the homes. Services include retrofit double glazing, secondary glazing, replacement double glazing and new double-glazed windows. Justrite has been in business since 1977.
On Google, Donna Hooper wrote, “Last year we got a few double-glazed windows from Justrite and this year we decided to get another few done. Overall experience again was phenomenal.”
Architect Windows is a leader in double-glazed, high-performance windows, installed by professional and experienced tradespeople. The company has specialised in new builds and retrofitting with energy efficient windows since 2010. Architect Windows also custom designs windows.
Cheryl Bason wrote on Google, “The end-to-end service from Architect windows was very professional and the installation process and workmanship excellent.”
Since 2006, Solace Creations Double Glazing has been making Canberra’s homes more comfortable, providing advice on the best window types and styles. The company installs new windows and replaces windows with high-quality and dynamic UPVC brands.
On Google, Amy McGinn wrote, “Solace you exceeded our expectations. The quality of glass, frames and the product as a whole is a 10 out of 10. We literally can’t wait to do the rest of our house.”
If you’re looking for more information on double glazing, you might like our article on the best glaziers in Canberra. If you’re upgrading your home, you might like our articles on the best builders and renovators and the best painters Canberra has to offer.
Your experience with double glazing companies in Canberra
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