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Single Glaze Window

Window Insulation

In contrast to double glazed windows single glazed windows consist of a single pane of glass, which if not protected by a film of some sort is very prone to heat loss and noise transmission.

Window insulation film is a plastic film which can be applied to glass windows to reduce heat transfer. There are two types in common use designed to reduce heat flow via radiation and convection respectively.

Solar control film:

This works by reflecting the infra-red component of solar energy and absorbing the UV component. Typical absorption for a silvered film is 65% for visible and infra red with 99% for UV. This type of film sticks directly onto the glass.

Convection control film:

This film is attached to the window frame using double sided pressure sensitive tape. The effect is to create a double glazed system with a still air layer about 0.5 inches thick between the film and the glass. This restricts the convective air flow which efficiently transfers heat onto the inside glass surface. The reduced heat flow also can prevent condensation which is triggered when the temperature of the inside surface falls below the dew point.

The film is a heat-shrink plastic which allows a hair dryer to be used to remove creases and improve optical clarity. Since the thermal conductivity of air is much lower than glass the heat flow via conduction could be theoretically reduced by 97.5% though this is limited in practice by slow air movement in the convective cell formed between the film and the glass.

 WIKIPEDIA ENTRY FOR WINDOW INSULATION FILM.

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ABIS building and pest inspections are conducted to the highest standard by building inspectors with a minimum of 10 years experience together with the highest professional qualifications in their field. ABIS has been in business over 27 years conducting both building and timber pest inspections.

Our highly recommended home inspectors are all long term trusted employees not here today gone tomorrow sub-contractors. ABIS Inspectors are supported by a unique computer aided inspection system and the latest inspection equipment such as high sensitivity thermal cameras costing thousands of dollars that others don’t often have.

When you book a pre-purchase inspection with ABIS, our friendly local (they know the area and are not in a interstate or overseas call centre) staff will make the whole process easy for you. Our Office team make all the arrangements with you, your agent, the vendor, the tenant (if there is one) and you will be sent an email to confirm the inspection time along with a pre-engagement letter which covers the scope of the inspection. Good communication and local knowledge are key to you getting the most out of your building and pest inspection. We are always happy to answer all your questions and you are most welcome to be on site when we do the inspection. Our technology, systems and processes also mean you get your high quality report shortly after your inspection is completed.

And all this for an incredible low price.

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