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 …”
Glazing movers and shakers, TwinGlaze, revolutionised the local market with their solutions centric product made right here in Canberra.
After embarking on an extensive research and development program in 2015, TwinGlaze developed an environmentally sensitive and cost-effective system allowing any single glazed window to be transformed into its fully insulated double glazed counterpart.
Known as TwinGlaze®, this system allows for original frames to be retained by replacing only the glass. By engineering a combination of materials, the TwinGlaze® system mitigates the expense of full frame window replacement, while reaping the insulating and energy efficiency benefits that double glazing offers.
The TwinGlaze® system delivers a high-performance double-glazing profile through a combination of laminated security glass, a thermal argon gap, and Low E toughened glass to deliver optimum thermal performance. Easily installed into any existing timber or aluminium frame, this system maintains the look and feel of your home.
For a cost-effective double-glazing solution that lifts thermal performance, boosts energy efficiency, and improves glass safety look to Twin Glaze Canberra.
Keir Winesmith shared this great feedback on Google, “Excellent service from trustworthy staff and a good product.”
Architech 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. Architech Windows also custom designs windows.
Dean Gordon wrote on RiotACT, “We used Architech and they were brilliant. From sales to install and then after installation service, their communication and customer service was fantastic. We got the tilt and turn double glazed throughout the whole house, including tinting and couldn't be happier.”
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.”
Established in 2011, Supaglass Industries offers tailor-made glass products and personalised service. Specialising in double glazing manufacture, waterjet cutting and glass toughening services, Supaglass keeps a large range of glass and equipment on hand ready to be fit to your specific needs. This means Supaglass can significantly reduce wait times on their services, with no compromise to quality or construction requirements.
On Google, Terry Rushton writes, “We are extremely happy with the double glazed windows supplied and installed. Would highly recommend Supaglass and would certainly use them again.”
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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Frequently Asked Questions
What should I look for in double-glazed windows?
As a minimum, you should look for the energy ratings of the windows, product guarantees, the quality of the double glazing itself and the quality of the window frames.
How much do double glazed windows cost?
This depends on factors such as the type and quality of window you buy, the number of windows you need and complexities with installing. You should ask for a detailed quote from more than one supplier to be comfortable you’re getting the best buy for your budget.
What are the benefits of installing double glazed windows?
The many benefits of installing double glazing windows include providing year-round comfort, protecting the environment, saving on your energy bills, reducing noise, increasing security and adding value to your property.
Is double glazing worth the money?
Double glazing can reduce energy bills by a significant amount. You’ll need to balance savings against many factors, like the cost of installing or retrofitting double glazed windows, how long you intend to stay in your home and whether you have the money to invest in the windows. It’s best to ask a few double glazing companies to work out what they think the value of your investment will be.
Is double glazing just for winter?
No. Double glazing makes your home comfortable in all seasons, especially by keeping warm air inside in winter and cool air inside in summer.