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Ideas for Your Home

Being aware of exactly which window designs best suit your dwelling is a critical part of the design or construction process.

When selecting a window (or door design), following a few basic rules will deliver better heat/cold transfer performance and enhance the livability of a dwelling.

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Daylight hours
When choosing windows, allowing natural light into rooms is be an important consideration. During daylight hours, an abundance of natural light helps to reduce energy costs by eliminating the need for electric lighting.

Ventilation and fresh air
Different window products provide different amounts of internal airflow. Natural ventilation is an excellent way of controlling internal temperature. It’s important to match window type to prevailing or local weather conditions. That way, environmental conditions, such as afternoon/evening breezes, can be utilised for cooling or to create airflow through a dwelling.

Energy efficiency
Choosing the correct window design and framing material is important in reducing your energy costs. The type of glass, including double glazing, plays a crucial role in reducing energy costs, as does air infiltration through frames and around window hardware.

Framing materials
Consumers should look carefully at the profiles of the window and door products. It is essential to be certain that all materials utilised are heavy duty, provide strength, durability and superior thermal insulation.

WADIC members supply a wide selection of timber window styles and designs to consumers and building professionals alike.