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Frequently Asked Questions

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Why use APS Double Glazing?

The APS management team have over 50 years’ industry experience in the double glazing industry. Our products are made in Australia, tested for Australia and installed with our own trained installers enabling us to offer a full 10 year guarantee on our products which includes the installation.

The APS group has two manufacturing bases: one in Queensland and one in Victoria with three retail branches in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne.

What is Double Glazing?

Double glazing refers to a sealed glass unit comprising two sheets of glass separated by a spacer bar around the outside of the glass. The spacer bar creates a nominated millimetre air gap between the two glass panes, which creates the insulation break between the inside and outside of the window.

Why is Double Glazing better with a UPVC frame?

UPVC is the most insulative window material nearly 1000 times less conductive than aluminium, so unlike aluminium it will not conduct heat and cold and unlike timber it does not require repainting.

APS Double Glazing UPVC products have a multi-chambered profile in the frame which helps achieve increased sound and thermal insulation values which also offers improved strength to the frames.

UPVC is also a very long-lasting material and is completely maintenance free. All APS UPVC frames have been tested for use in a high heat & UV environment like we have in Australia.

If you are investing in an energy efficient system it would make sense to choose the most efficient one – UPVC.

What are the advantages of UPVC windows & doors?

APS Double Glazed windows and doors will not rot or corrode, making it ideal for all areas, especially coastal applications. It is virtually maintenance free, requiring no painting or treatment.

Most importantly are the thermal and acoustic properties related to UPVC windows. APS Double Glazed window and doors have a U Value of around 1.4, therefore are one of the more energy efficient products available.

Why should I choose UPVC Double Glazing vs regular windows?

UPVC double glazing has been used internationally in the building industry for over 30 years. It is the perfect choice for Australian homes for noise reduction, temperature maintenance, energy savings, enhancing security and aesthetics.

What is UPVC?

UPVC is Un-Plasticised Polyvinyl Chloride which is essentially a rigid plastic. It has been widely used and tested for many years and is UV stabilised and tested specifically for the Australian conditions.

Does the UPVC discolour?

No, APS UPVC windows and doors are fully blended using a tropical hot country mix profile which has been designed, tested and approved for Australian environment.

Do your windows come with fly screens?

Yes, all APS windows come with flyscreens as standard and we can offer a fully range of security options as well.

Can Double Glazing reduce outside noise?

Yes, double glazing will significantly help reduce external noises including traffic, aircraft, barking dogs, noisy neighbours and much more.

It can reduce noise up to 48 decibels, which works out to be an average of 75-80% reduction. We offer a variety of glass options including acoustic for extreme noise conditions.

Is UPVC environmentally friendly?

Yes, UPVC windows and doors won’t impact the environment once they are fitted. They are also 100% recyclable.

What colours are available?

UPVC doesn’t just come in white. We offer a wide range of colours including – Cream, Woodgrain timber effect, Ceylon Black, Anthracite Grey, Silver, White.

Are all sizes standard?

All APS Double Glazing windows and doors are made to measure for each individual property. This includes custom sizes and specification to the needs of the customer.

What about installation?

Yes, we offer a full turnkey solution including installation with our own fully trained installers.

How long does Double Glazing last?

You can expect UPVC windows and doors to last at least 40-50 years. This has been proven with UPVC double glazing that has been used in Europe for over 50 years.

Do you give free quotes?

Yes, at APS we believe in great service, so we offer a free in-home no obligation design service and full quotation.

What accreditations do you have?

APS Double Glazing is a fully registered builder, licenced and insured for window & door installation DB-L 70151.

APS is also a registered member of the AGWA (Australian Glass and Window Association) with registration number 1705

What window and door styles do you offer?

We offer a number of window and door products, including a variety of traditional window styles:

  • Sliding windows
  • Casement and awning windows
  • Tilt and turn windows
  • Fixed windows
  • Bi-folding windows
  • Corner & Bay windows
  • Sliding doors
  • French Doors
  • Stacking doors
  • Hinged doors
  • Bi-folding doors

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