Thermally Broken Windows
Choose thermally broken aluminium frames to improve the overall performance of your double glazed windows and doors. The frame can significantly affect the energy efficiency of any window and door, including that of double glazed systems.
This is because of the conducting properties of aluminium. Standard thermally broken windows are made from a single profile of aluminium.
In winter, the aluminium is in contact with the warmth inside of your home and the cold outside. Aluminium conducts heat well, and aluminium window frames conduct heat from inside your home to outside.
This heat loss is unavoidable, so you use more energy to heat your home. Conversely, in summer the aluminium frame is in contact with the cool inside of your home and the warm outside.
Again, the heat-conducting properties of aluminium mean that the aluminium window frames transfer the heat from outside to inside. You then spend more energy cooling your home.
Thermally Broken Windows - Window Frames And Thermal Barrier
Adding a “thermal break” to a frame, however, will create an insulated barrier. Thermally broken windows are manufactured with a thermal barrier between the inside and outside of the window frames. This is designed to reduce heat loss.
Our thermal break technology features a reinforced polyamide strip between the inside and outside aluminium profiles.
The low thermal conductivity of the polyamide strip minimises the transfer of heat and cold through the window frame, which significantly improves energy efficiency.
Did you know that installing thermally broken double glazed windows is not the same as installing a standard window? With a standard’ face fixed’ method, the windows sit with their outer flange over the outside face of the cladding.
However, for thermally broken windows, this method means that the inside part of the window frame is still in contact with the outside air, reducing any energy-saving benefits.
By placing the thermally broken windows into the framing line, the thermal break in the aluminium window frames lines up with the wall insulation and creates a continuous thermal envelope. This installation technique gets the best performance out of the windows, minimising heat loss and condensation.
Thermally broken windows contribute to climate change?
Thermally broken windows are a type of window that allows the passage of certain types of light, but blocks out other types of light. The different types of light allow for different temperatures in the room, which can affect the overall temperature.
This type of window is particularly effective at controlling the temperature in a room because it allows for the passage of heat and light in the summer while blocking out heat and light in the winter.
Thermally broken windows allow the passage of certain types of light but block out other types of light. This causes a separation between day and night temperatures, which can affect the overall temperature in a room.
Overall, thermally broken windows are an effective tool for controlling the temperature in a room by allowing for different temperatures during different seasons.
How does a thermally broken window work?
A thermally broken window is a type of window that uses a combination of insulating materials and glass to effectively block the passage of heat and light. These windows are typically made up of a layer of insulation on the interior side and glass on the exterior side.
The insulation allows the window to retain heat, while the glass allows sunlight to pass through but blocks out harmful rays. This combination allows homeowners to maintain a comfortable indoor environment without allowing heat or sunlight into their homes.
A thermally broken window is usually installed in homes that have high temperatures during the day or when it’s sunny outside. For example, many people install them in summer homes or vacation rentals.
In addition, they can be used in homes where air conditioning is not feasible or cost-effective. A thermally broken window can also be used in homes with high energy costs, like those in areas prone to drought or high winds. They allow homeowners to maintain comfortable indoor temperatures without paying the high utility bills associated with air conditioning.
Types of thermally broken windows
There are a number of different types of thermally broken windows.
These are windows that have a layer of glass inside the frame that has been tempered. Tempered glass is stronger than regular glass and can resist impacts better. It can also be scratched or chipped without shattering like regular glass would. This type of window is commonly used in high-traffic areas such as schools and offices because it provides good protection against accidental injury.
These are similar to tempered windows, but instead of having a layer of glass inside the frame, they have a layer of plastic between two sheets of glass. This makes them more durable and resistant to damage from everyday use. Laminated windows are often used for doors and other heavy-duty applications such as garage doors and shutters.
These are similar to laminated windows, but instead of having one sheet of glass on the outside and another on the inside, they have two layers of glass separated by a thin layer of plastic or another material known as mullion (or mullion).
This type of window is often used in residential applications where durability is not as important as energy efficiency or visibility. It provides good protection against wind and sun while keeping energy costs low due to its energy-efficient design.
These are also similar to laminated or tempered windows with one layer of glass on the outside and another on the inside. They provide good protection against wind and sun but may not be as energy efficient or durable as double-pane models. Single-pane windows can be used in both commercial and residential
How to maintain thermally broken windows
Maintaining thermally broken windows is a great way to save energy and keep your home comfortable.
- Make sure your windows are clean and free of debris. Use a small vacuum or brush to remove any particles from the surface of the glass.
- Apply a weatherproof sealant to the surface of the glass. This will help provide a barrier against heat loss and help prevent moisture buildup inside your home.
- Make sure you maintain proper ventilation in your home by opening and closing your windows at certain times of the day.
By taking these steps, you can maintain your thermally broken windows for years to come!