Double Glazing: How It Works and What UPVC Windows Can Do

Today’s homeowners are aware of their carbon footprint and the impact of their energy usage.  A number of factors contribute to making your environment cleaner and healthier, including the use of energy-efficient Canon Double glazing windows and doors to save electricity and reduce carbon footprints.

Did you know? Building fixtures now contribute towards environmental savings. Interested in finding out how? There is a simple solution – double glazed windows and doors. Double glazing in Perth can help you save energy costs and have a positive impact on the environment.

In this guide, let’s take a look at how double glazing in Perth works, how much does double glazing cost, and why you should choose Canon Double glazing for your next project

What is Double Glazing?

Double glazing is the process of insulating two panes of glass with the help of a chemical medium like Argon. A double glazed window comprises two panes of glass that are sealed shut after filling the gap between them with materials to conserve energy.

Imagine a double glazed window to be like a sandwich of glass panes with a filling of insulating gases. A finished double glazed unit of glass is also known as an insulated glass unit (IGU)

Double glazing in Perth has various benefits. A double glazed window or door helps retain heat while stopping cold external air from entering your house. It also enables you to keep the cool air-conditioned air inside to keep your rooms chilled for longer.


How Double Glazing Works? The Science Behind Double Glazed Windows in Perth

In double-glazing, an air gap filled with gasses acts as insulation against heat transfer between various temperature zones (inside and outside). The Two panes of glass are assembled as a single unit separated by a spacer bar which is filled with insulating gasses to slow down the thermal transfer. Since air cannot circulate between the two panes, air convection is reduced, and heat transfer is slowed down.


3 Ways A Double Glazing Window In Perth Can Help You House
  1. Ensures that heat is not lost through the windows.
  2. Maintains a draught-free environment around the window and frame.
  3. Acts as an insulator similar to how cavity wall insulation does.
What Are uPVC Windows

uPVC stands for Unplasticised Poly Vinyl Chloride, which is a type of plastic. It is a reliable and durable building material often used to make window frames and door frames. One of the characteristics of uPVC frames is that they have a steel core which makes them exceptionally strong. uPVC frames are a new substitute for painted wood or aluminum frames and are much cheaper when compared to them.

How UPVC Windows Make Double Glazing In Perth Better

1. Most Affordable And Durable Material For Double Glazing In Perth

A major advantage of uPVC over other window frame materials is that it is the least expensive. Timber, aluminium, and composite windows offer various other benefits over uPVC, but they can’t come close to the affordability offered by uPVC.

uPVC double glazed windows cost next to nothing when compared with traditional window types. Oftentimes, retrofitting your existing windows with double glazing costs more than buying new uPVC windows with double glazing glass.

2. uPVC Windows In Perth Are Simple To Maintain

You can rest assured knowing that you won’t have to worry about maintaining uPVC windows purchased from Canon double glazing in Perth as uPVC windows are maintenance-free.

The frames made of wood or aluminium definitely look great, but they require a lot of maintenance and upkeep. uPVC, being made of non-corrosive material, requires little maintenance and care.

3. uPVC Windows And Doors Provide A Higher Level Of Security

Window and door frames made out of uPVC are strong and resilient by nature, thus providing you with the additional security you need to safeguard your home. Metal is embedded in the core of the frame, which makes breaking through a uPVC double glazed frame in Perth extremely difficult.

Double glazed glass is extra durable as well, and when a uPVC frame and a double glazed glass are used to make a door or window, it becomes practically impossible to infiltrate a property.

4. uPVC Offers A Variety Of Styles And Colours

uPVC windows in Perth come in various styles and colours. However, many people are not aware of this fact. One of the reasons for many people’s aversion to uPVC is its white plastic appearance.

If you don’t want your window frames to look like plastic, you can select from many different styles and colors. There’s even the option to choose a traditional hardwood finish or wood grain finish.

Fancy, designer double glazed windows cost are comparable to the cost of a regular white uPVC window, and when compared to traditional materials, uPVC windows and doors in Perth purchased from Canon double glazing can come out to be cheaper in the long run.

Feel free to Contact us if you are looking for best double glazing price and looking for the best quality double glazed windows and doors at the best prices, look no further than canon Double Glazing.

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10 Crucial Questions To Ask Your Double Glazing Installer In Perth

What is Double Glazing?

Double glazing is a dual panel Glazed system which offers excellent thermal and acoustic benefits. When it comes to replacing your tired, old and draughty single glazed aluminium windows, do no make a mistake of choosing any inferior window system as a replacement, as you probably will not get a second shot at it. uPVC frames will give you the best thermal and acoustic performance and should be a natural choice for Double glazing Perth.

What are Double Glazed Windows?

Double Glazed windows come in a range of different styles and colours, uPVC framing offers a mix of commercial and heritage look with its wider framed profiles. Double glazed windows Perth can offer Tilt and turn windows, awning windows, casement windows, sliding windows and stacker windows as some of the range available to choose for your next renovation or new build

What are Double Glazed Doors?

Double glazed doors Perth range from Sliding doors, Stacker doors, French doors, to Inward and Outward single lite doors. Bespoke designs can be achieved with upto 7m wide stacker doors and are a natural choice when a balance of elegance and energy efficiency is needed.

10 Questions You must ask when installing your Double glazed Windows

1) What is the best double glazed system and U value available for my next project?

The answer is simple, especially for your replacement windows you want to choose a system which has the lowest U value, therefore to answer this question appropriately no system would beat the U values achievable from uPVC frames which can achieve U values as low as 1.1, that too when comparing costs vs benefit ratio would come out superior than any other window system

2) Are your windows Manufactured locally?

This is quite an important consideration, as the lead time and after sales service and the reliability to adhere to the warranties are affected by this. It would be very easy for a sales comp[any to import the windows from overseas and onsell them onto you, however any mistakes or damage to the window can cost valuable time to your project, which in turn alleviates the cost savings you may have had from cheaper imported systems

3) What is the Leadtime from order?

All locally manufactured systems are produced between 4-6 weeks as a leadtime, whereas an imported product can take anywhere from 16 to 30 weeks. With shipping times and costs greatly affected by the Pandemic you may have to wait a far greater time for imported products.


4) Does the company have a showroom?

It is important that you look and have a feel for a product that you will be living for the next 10 years and more. Always ask this question and if it is a locally manufactured product you may be lucky enough that the company can give you a guided tour of their factory where you can see the products being manufactured in flesh and blood

5) Does the company use subcontractors for the Install of the windows?

This often determines the overall quality of installation, as if the company use subcontractors, the work would tend to be pushed at a faster rate ignoring finishing touches and thus the overall quality of the install of the beautiful new windows. Always tend to go for companies who employ installers as they would tend to take pride in the work they carry out

6) Does the company have any accreditations?

In Australia the Window is governed by a single body AGWA( Australian Glass and Window Association ) . Members affiliated with AGWA only produce accredited and tested products which have a requirement for yearly audits. Do ask your window supplier if they are a member of AGWA before signing up, as his will ensure you have a complaint product

7) Does the company have an Environmental policy?

This is an important question when purchasing a product which itself is rated as Green Product. Recycling of the uPVC offcut frames rather than them going into the landfill will make your new window project even more fulfilling, when you know you have dealt with a company who has done its bit for the environment, and would mean that you have directly contributed

8) How much experience does the company have?

Always ask when the company was established. Any company that has been in business for over 5 years are stable and do know what they are doing. Some Younger companies may be inexperienced or unreliable as it must be understood that window and door manufacturing is a complex trade and takes a long time to establish and is an ever evolving trade where the learning is always continuous and not exhaustive



9) What do the Customers think of you and their genuine reviews?

A good company will always have genuine reviews. The total number of reviews may not be relevant. Sales driven companies tend to have numerous and repetitive reviews many of which can be untrue, paid, or from relatives and friends. Comparatively genuine reviews will always be project specific and a much detailed experience and many a times totally voluntary and unforced by the company. It is easy to read and comprehend a genuine review

10) How much does it cost and what are the Warranties?

This is when comparing apples to apples is important. These two questions should finally seal the deal for you. If when comparing, both products are the equivalent with identical warranties and you find there is a big difference in price, the tendency is always to think that the cheaper one may be more inferior. However you should understand that some sales driven companies, using imported frames, with over 6-7 showrooms and sales people will have to inflate the price of their product to cover for these costs, thus you end up paying a much higher price for the same product

Feel free to Contact us if you are looking for best double glazing price and looking for the best quality double glazed windows and doors at the best prices, look no further than canon Double Glazing.

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Features and Benefits of Double Glazing Awning windows

What are double glazed awning windows?


Double glazed Awning windows can come in different frame materials like aluminium, timber or uPVC. We specialize in manufacturing Double glazed windows Perth with uPVC frames. Being the only UPVC profile extruder in the country who also manufacture and fabricate our own window systems locally we are often asked what is the best window assembly. Window designs are entirely region related, for example in Europe Tilt and turn windows are a standard normal whereas in the UK it is awning windows. Whilst double glazing Perth is a relatively new market, we generally feel for Australian designed houses awning windows tend to work the best.

The key difference between and aluminium single glazed awning window and a Canon double glazed uPVC awning window is the difference in the seals, hinges and locking mechanismsuPVC double glazed awning windows are by far much more superior to its aluminium counterpart. Aluminium windows are based around brush seals, which do not provide a high level of air tightness, uPVC awning windows are based around EPDM dual sealed systems ensuring a total air tightness. Aluminium windows rely on the extrusion pocket to act as a hinge, whereas in uPVC we use specialist heavy duty friction hinges for the window operation due to the weight of the sash and glass. uPVC awning windows also boast of a 3-4 point locking system compared to a single point locking system in aluminium via use of a chain winder.

Awning windows are great for conserving space as they awn outwards and do not take up room inside the house. They also help providing optimum air flow and ventilation and the hardware is capable of adding restrictors to various opening angles to increase level of security. Double glazed awning windows are equipped with a minimum glazed unit size of 28mm and can be increased to a 40mm unit which can be a triple glazed panel.  

In terms of pricing, uPVC Awning windows are the most cost effective compared to the rest of the window systems as they are much easier to manufacture as well as very quick to install. Since the hardware is robust and glazing requires only balancing the glass, this type of window system requires little or no maintenance and warranty periods exceed 10 years 

Double glazed awning windows can also be fitted with a chain winding system, or a triple lock point cam locking system, therefore it has versatility to provide a system that is more suited to customer choice.  

Flyscreen systems are also very customisable with awning windows. We are able to provide retractable flyscreen option to double glazed awning windows, which means the only time the flyscreen is pulled down is when the window is open, this increases the longevity of the flyscreen as it is not exposed to the weather 24×7. It also gives a more elegant view of the windows and glass unlike a fixed flyscreen which is unsightly and blocks clear views through the window. Due to the versatility of awning windows fixed flyscreens are also possible. 

Therefore to summarize Canon Double glazed windows Perth manufacture and introduce an agenda in a short point form to highlight the unique advantages of its awning and casement window systems. 


      1) Awning windows boast a 3-4 point locking system 

      2) Frame and Sash EPDM seal to provide optimum air tightness 

      3) Ease of operation and Awning windows do not intrude space in the room 

      4) Can boast U Values as low as 1.2 with 40mm glazed unit in a triple glazing composition 

      5) Highly secure and can be restricted at any point to increase security/pool regulations 

      6) Most cost effective double glazed window system due to ease of manufacture and Install 

      7) High warranty periods due to simplicity and robustness of hardware systems 

      8) Can be made as a traditional chainwinding system or a handle operated 3 point Cam locking system 

      9) Flyscreens customisable, can use retractable screens or fixed screens 

    10) BAL rated screens possible with awning windows 

    11) System can easily be reversed to create a outward casement window for cross ventilation 

    12) All internally beaded systems for added security, with an insulated  5 chambered hollow frame and sash profile. 


Why opt for Canon Double glazed awning windows for your next project? 

Based on the highlighted points above, we believe our Awning windows are the best systems in Double Glazing PerthWith most of the customer base being migrants from the UK, these window systems are very well understood and appreciated. Get in contact and Talk to our team if you have any queries regarding the advantages of our awning or casement window system. Whether it is replacement windows or windows for a new build you will never go wrong with Canon Awning and Casement double glazed systems. 

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Double Glazing Versus Triple Glazing – Is It Worth It To Get That Extra Layer?

What is the difference between Double Glazing and Triple Glazing

We often get asked the question from clients whether they should go for double glazing or triple glazing. Firstly we must understand the differences between double glazing and triple glazing.

Our Double Glazing windows are more common and a standard stock type of energy-efficient windows. They consist of a Hermetically sealed IGU unit composed of 2 glasses separated by a spacer. The dead space between the 2 panes of glass in double glazing windows, is the main reason for the increase in efficiency by reducing heat and cold transmission through the dead space between the 2 panes of glass.

When we add a third layer of glass, it becomes triple glazed windows. Therefore the composition of triple glazed windows is glass-space-glass-space-glass. They contain 3 panes of glass separated by 2 spacers and therefore are much more efficient than double glazing windows. In practice, the overall IGU thickness in a triple glazed window is more than a double glazed unit. They are generally upward of 35mm whereas a double glazed unit is 28mm or smaller. Triple glazed windows Perth is not very common mainly due to the fact that double glazing itself has not become a standard. When the market firstly accepts the energy benefits of insulated double glazing, triple glazing would be the next step up.

Triple Glazing Windows cost is higher than its double glazing counterpart, however, it does have added energy efficiency benefits. U values of our double glazed windows are a maximum 2.3, and a base triple glazed window has a U value of 1.7. Double Glazing window cost is about $60 per sqm cheaper than the triple glazing window cost. To achieve the same U value as a triple glazing, you can add a Soft Coat Low E glass in a double glazing formation and achieve the same U value of 1.7, Double Glazing windows cost Perth with such a Low e DGU composition would cost less than a triple glazed window whilst achieving the same U Value. Because there are not many local manufacturers of Triple glazed DGU’s, the triple glazing window cost Perth is quite high.

In Conclusion For a market which is making high volumes of Passivhaus standard houses, Triple glazing would be a bare essential to achieve U values as low as 1.0 with Low e triple glazing, however, Double glazing windows Perth cost is something that should be accepted as a standard window prior to being talking about triple glazing. In Europe and America, triple glazing is now a standard, after double glazing ruled its reigns for 30 years. In Perth and Australia the reigns are ruled by single glazed windows, therefore firstly double glazing Perth needs to become a standard before we start to talk heavily about triple glazing. We as a company manufacture both double glazed and triple glazed windows, however as an example to the end consumer they first need to take a shift from a being in a bicycle to go onto a motorcycle and thereafter thinking of buying a car. However for those who have an immediate capability to buy a car and want the best, then yes Low e triple glazed windows are the best, however for the general mass a jump from a bicycle to a motorbike ( single glazing to double glazed), will help them see the immediate benefits of Insulated glazed units and what impact it has on energy efficiency, noise reduction and eliminating risk of cold patches

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Convert Your Single glazed Windows and doors to Double Glazing

Single Glazing – Its Time To Replace Single Glazed Windows and Doors.

Single Glazed Aluminium windows are an affordable baseline standard specified item for homes in Australia for the past three to four decades. They are cost-efficient however they are horrible when they come to energy efficiency. They are rated at a U Value of 6.8 which is at least five times more energy-consuming and five times less insulative than uPVC double glazed window system which boasts U Values of 1.4 and below. Changing single glazed windows to double glazed will not only save you money in the long run but also provide more comfort and health benefits in the long term. We will go through some of the key points about replacing single glazed windows with double glazing in our blog below

Will replacement double glazing save me money?

To replace windows with double glazing is a no brainer, firstly because all single glazed windows requiring replacement have had their life cycle complete and have gone even more drafty with time. Replacing single glazing with double glazing save you money in the long run as the use of heating and cooling systems will be considerably less and with the electricity prices always on a exponential rise, payback period when you convert single glazed windows to double glazing is less than 6 years therefore it is affordable double glazing in the long run as double glazing pays itself off

Why Convert Your Single Glazed Windows and doors to Double Glazing?

There are several benefits to converting your existing single glazed to double glazing. These include:

• Better Insulation

• Improved U values

• Better sealed system

• Less or no Draft

• No hot and cold spots near windows

• Energy savings, less electricity bills

• Reducing your Carbon Footprint, lesser Greenhouse-gas Emissions

• Improved health of occupants

How to Replace Single Glazing with Double Glazing in a Door or Window.

There are a couple of ways that you can convert your windows and doors from single glazing to double glazing.

Double glazing replacement glass : If the existing frame has extrusions suitable to Convert single glazed windows by way of direct double glazing panel replacement, this would be the easiest and most cost friendly exercise, however it will not improve the conductivity of the existing metal frame and thus you are not getting value for money or the best U values available in Double glazed window systems. Also if you are looking at replacement double glazing panels to an existing window you have to question whether it is affordable double glazing in this method as the investment put in will only last you for set time as the existing window has already served its life cycle time, is designed with old extrusion technology and is already quite drafty.

Replacing Single glazing via removal of old window and replacing with a new Double Glazed window:- This is the most ideal and value for money method. The cost is not too much different from the above method, however, you are getting an entirely new window, which will last you another 20 years, is designed with latest design and sealing technology and gives you the best of the U Values in the current market. It is a no brainer to be putting your money in this.

How long does it take to replace double glazing?

Typically a 4x 2 house can be replaced with new double glazed windows and doors in a space of 4 to 5 working days. The entire house will have an uplift and windows can be designed to your specifications and requirements. This can also be done in stages if your budget does not allow entire house to be done at once. Typically our install team can complete 3-4 windows in a day and will have your house locked up before they leave. We only remove the windows that we can ensure are locked up before we leave for the day.

Cost to replace windows and doors with double glazing.

How much does it cost to replace windows?

Typically the cost to replace windows with double glazing is dependent on number of factors like window colour, window style and IGU composition. However to a layman the question remains, that is it affordable double glazing your home. A quick answer is yes, our base package for a 3x 2 house fully replaced with double glazed windows is $8000 to $9000 and for a 4x 2 house is between $13,000 to $16,000. This cost is easily repaid back especially for a house that is in need of replacing windows that are tired and worn out. For new builds it would make sense to upgrade to our double glazed window systems, as the difference in cost between the single glazed counterparts will be paid off in less than 6 years from the savings in energy bills.

Why Have Your Single Glazing Upgraded By Canon Double Glazing

The answer to this question is because our company if the only in Australia to manufacture uPVC window and door systems from Extrusion of profiles, manufacturing of the windows and IGU units upto the final installation of the window. We outsource nothing and have an enormous manufacturing capability and work on a turn over model. All these factors make us unique to everyone else in the industry and this it is more affordable double glazing with Canon than any other company

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uPVC Framed Double Glazed Windows and Doors in Perth Australia

Imported vs  Locally Manufactured Double Glazed windows and doors

Being in the industry for over 8 years, as Trusted uPVC windows and doors in Peth, Australia we have seen a constant growing market in Perth and for Australia in general for uPVC Double glazed windows and doors. Builders, Owner, renovators and developers always saw an opportunity in importing uPVC windows and doors  from countries like China as they were quite cheap upvc windows and they could offer better window systems than the current single glazed windows which are heavily used in the market.

Latest technology in uPVC windows and doors

We are the first in Australia to extrude UPVC profiles for Double Glazed doors & Windows. uPVC is the latest and most superior solution in window technology. Canon Double Glazing have chosen to work with a tropical blend of uPVC, which contains a high titanium oxide content specially produced for the Australian market. Incorporating the benefits of the uPVC windows Perth is used to. Our uPVC windows are backed by a 10 year Warranty on Non Colour Fading and we use Premium High grade Tropical UV Stabilized Compound which is also a Lead Free Formulation that’s why uPVC double glazing doors and windows are the ultimate choice for any property owner.

UPVC windows prices and cost

A lot of alfresco close outs with windows and doors which included upvc back doors, upvc sliding doors and upvc internal doors, uPVC front doors were being brought in totally duty free at bargain prices. We have analysed the difference in the upvc windows cost of an imported vs locally manufactured over the years and would say the cost difference is not more than 10-15% when buying whole house lots of windows and doors. However recent trends have totally changed due to higher manufacturing volumes locally which have considerably brought prices down for the better windows when manufactured locally.

There are many double glazing companies and uPVC window suppliers around, some which fabricate locally but are expensive due to importation of uPVC profiles , some which import ready windows which are cost effective but have very long leadtimes and ability to go wrong which doubles the leadtimes for errors or damage, and only One which locally extrudes and fabricates and makes the DGU units with leadtime of only 3 weeks from order and is the most cost effective

Click here to know Double glazed windows cost and Price Guide in Perth


On top of this, uPVC products are energy efficient and sustainable, helping you to noticeably reduce utility costs and your carbon footprint. Our uPVC double glazed windows come in a wide range of decorative, functional, styles to help you achieve the home aesthetics you are aiming for. Enquire today about our uPVC windows and doors in Perth Australia

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Double Glazing Review In Perth

Double Glazing Review in Perth by Canon Double Glazing

Reviews of a business are generally either price, quality and service related. Today we will talk about the price aspect with respect to a customer review. The current window market in Perth which still heavily focuses on single glazed windows, double glazing is thought to be a premium and expensive product, however, it must be noted that based on the pricing apples and apples should be compared. There is no such term as cheap double glazing, especially if you compare it to single glazed aluminum windows. It is always going to be more expensive than single glazed windows, however, coming to the next question when you start comparing the apple to an apple we can safely start using the term affordable double glazing in Perth. Yes, uPVC double glazing in Perth is much more energy efficient and affordable than aluminum double glazing.

Therefore any double glazed windows reviews by a customer for a company or product should not only be noted from the price perspective. It should be a system, quality, and service related review.

Why you should choose Canon Double Glazing.

Canon Double Glazing are Perth #1 choice for Double Glazing, UPVC windows, UPVC

doors, and sliding doors. We service the entire Perth WA area.

We are the first in Australia to extrude UPVC profiles for Double Glazed Doors & Windows

Based in Perth, we cater for the whole WA region and have carried out jobs from Gerald ton to Albany, as a supply only or fully installed service. No job is too small or too big for us. With being the only double Glazing company in Australia to fully manufacture our window and door systems right up from Extrusion of profiles to installation of the final window, we streamline and control processes better than the rest which is why our customers get the best value out of their windows and doors. Our Double Glazing Windows Prices And Quality Compel Our Customers To Upgrade To Double Glazed Windows.

The advantage of CANON UPVC

Locally manufactured uPVC profiles with Tropical Grade resin and high UV stabilization to provide a 10-year warranty for non colour fading on all our frames

  • Available in White, Golden oak, Anotec Dark Grey and Silver colour
  • 100% Australia made and Owned
  • 100% sustainable, in-house recycling facility available to ensure offcut frames and extrusions are recycled and put back into the process and not a landfill
  • In-house Automated Double Glazed Units manufacturing plant
  • In-house Automated window and door fabrication plant

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What is Double Glazing Glass? Advantages of Double Glazed Glass Replacement

What is Double Glazing Glass?

Double glazed Glass panels are 2 pieces of glass that are separated by a spacer and then hermetically sealed using a primary and a secondary sealant to make an IGU. Some of the common FAQ’s are answered below

Double glazed glass advantages over a single monolithic glass?

The advantages are quite clear, it outperforms a single monolithic glass in terms of energy efficiency where it is at least twice better, it also helps in a much better acoustic performance with Rw 42 values possible

What is the thickness is a double glazed unit?

This can vary anywhere from 14mm up to 50mm. however, the double glazed glass thickness to be manufactured depends on what thickness of the unit, a window or double glazed glass door can accommodate. Our systems accommodate for an 18mm unit and a 28mm unit.

Can you customize the type of glass to be used?

Yes, you surely can, the composition of the unit is customizable depending on the requirement. For example, a customer may want to use a 6.38mm laminated glass for acoustic purposes, or a 5mm toughened for BAL requirements. Therefore if you go double glazed it opens up your options to a variety of double glazed glass patterns, thicknesses and different Tints and Low e options.

Can you repair a double glazed glass unit?

Double glazed glass repair depends on the extent of the damage. for scratches on the outside, these can be buffed, for a broken glass unit, it is easiest and most economical to replace with a new unit from your double glazed glass supplier, for moisture retention this is covered by manufacturers warranty of 10 years.

Custom Replacement for Double Glazing Glass in Perth

Double glazing glass has become the standard in most homes these days, particularly for their beauty and energy efficient properties. But what if one of your window units starts fogging up or cracks from blunt force impact? The good news is that you don’t need to buy an entirely new window unit. Ordering a replacement for double glazing glass is an easy and cost-efficient way to repair your window.

Double Glazing Glass replacement Cost in Perth

A double glazed glass replacement cost is about $110 per sqm plus the cost of installation which is usually no more than a 5-minute job and can be done by yourself if you are a handyman. Ordering a custom size replacement for double glazing glass from Canon Double Glazing is simple; you can call us on +61 8 9249 9974 or Mail us on


Call us now at +61 8 9249 9974 or send an e-mail at and our seasoned consultants will guide you from evaluating your requirements, suggesting the most suitable replacement windows and/or doors to getting the replacements and installations done while leaving your property in a tidy condition

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What would be better choice out of uPVC Windows or Aluminium Windows?

uPVC Windows vs Aluminium Windows: Make a Right Choice

uPVC means unplasticized polyvinyl chloride. It differs from standard PVC which everyone tends to it of as plastic. Because of the unplasticized nature of uPVC it is very rigid and is formulated to provide excellent outdoor weathering applications. uPVC window frames are a combination of a multichambered profile extrusion which provides insulative properties like no other window material, as well as reinforcing the internal chambers with use of a galvanized steel profiles up to 2.5mm thick to make it equal in strength to aluminium windows. This allows upvc windows to be used upto commercial applications. With the product being trusted more and more with time, it has become a popular replacement and new window choice for Double glazing in Perth

What is a better choice out of uPVC or Aluminium windows?


UPVC windows are 3 x more insulative than aluminium windows. uPVC windows with double glazed units have u Values as low as 1.2 Aluminium windows being metal conduct a lot of heat and cold

Upvc vs aluminum Cost And Price:-

uPVC windows are much favorably priced compared to aluminium windows in with a same glazing combination


uPVC windows and uPVC doors are fully maintenance free. They do not react to Salt and coastal climate and will not corrode like aluminium. uPVC windows will require just a wash down every now and then to keep them clean and looking fresh


a common myth is uPVC is only available in white, with current covering technology companies like Renolit and Hornschuch have over 200 foil cover colours that can be applied to uPVC windows. In Australia there are over 6-7 colours given as standard which include a dark grey upvc window which is a popular colour type.


uPVC itself has been formulated to last over 15 years with warranties provided for the same. Standard aluminium window suppliers provide no longer than a 6 year warranty


All uPVC windows come with multiple locking systems making them highly secure, aluminium windows and doors at best have only a single point locking system.

Types of windows:-

Like aluminium uPVC can be manufactured to any design like uPVC sash windows,awning windows, tilt and turn windows,sliding windows. So there is no limitation with designs available

Fire resistance:-

uPVC has a self-extinguishing property and will stop burning as soon as the source of flame is removed. It has been approved to be used upto BAL 29 bushfire prone areas

So there you have it. Both options have some great benefits, but whether they’re right for you depends on your unique needs. Get in touch with us now and we’ll arrange a design consultation where we will talk you through all the options available.
Call us on: +61892499974

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Double glazed windows cost and Price Guide in Perth


Double glazed windows cost and Price Guide in Perth

The million dollar question is how much do double glazed windows cost. To answer this question we have to consider a number of factors such as

1) Frame material type eguPVC, Aluminium Timber:- It is a well-documented fact that when it comes to Double glazed windows, no material is superior than uPVC in energy efficiency/cost ratio. Double glazing in uPVC frames will be the most cost-effective solution.
2) Frame Colour:- White uPVC tends to be the most economical whereas other colors such as timber look are at an extra over at about 10%.
3) Glass type:- Normal float glass DGU units are the most economical and are usually quoted as the base price, toughened units are roughly about $ 50 per sqm more dearer, Low e DGU units are roughly $100 per sqm more dearer.
4) Types of windows or doors:- Windows with more than 1 opener are more dearer than single opener type. For example, an awning window in a configuration of Awning/Fix/Awning is more dearer than a similar sized window with only one opener Awning/ Fix. Usually, there is no much price difference between different window types like Sliding/Awning/Tilt and Turn.

What Does Double Glazing Cost in Perth?

Based on all the above factors we can now start talking about how our windows are usually priced for projects. Usually, everything can be based around an estimated sqm rate. Base prices start from $300 per sqm and go up to $500 per sqm depending on the above-mentioned factors.

Q For a Layman person what is it going to cost you to opt for double glazed windows for your next project?

Cost of Double Glazing Vs Single Glazed Windows

Standard Single glazed Aluminium Windows for a 4×2 House in Perth cost about $7000-9000 installed. The same house can be made using Canon Double Glazed windows at about $12000-$14000. Yes compared to single glazed windows the difference is about $4000 on Average, however, our double glazed windows are 5 times more energy efficient and Sound efficient compared to single glazed aluminium windows. So if we compare it to an overall build cost of $200,000 for the house the percentage difference is 2%. This can be easily recovered from the energy bills which are constantly on the rise, eliminate hot and cold spots near windows which is a common phenomenon in single glazed windows, improve overall comfort around the house and provide a more quiet environment. Therefore it is a no-brainer to opt for Canon Double Glazed Windows for your next project. With Europe being 100% Double or triple glazed, Australia must follow suit very soon as the percentage of double glazed windows for residential houses in Australia is less than 5%.

How to get the best double glazing prices?

Many Perth customers have been pleasantly surprised by the low cost of our double glazed windows and doors – we are unbeatable on the price of Double glazing and will always better genuine quotes. We also offer a 10 year manufacturer’s guarantee on our double glazed windows and doors.
Feel free to Contact us if you are looking for best double glazing price and looking for the best quality double glazed windows and doors at the best prices, look no further than canon Double Glazing.


The cost of double glazed windows is going to be based on a combination of the above factors, but mainly it’s going to be about the size, the material and the number of windows you need.

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