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How to Update Your Home with Modern Windows

Although they often go unnoticed, windows and doors are vital parts of all buildings.

Whether the family home or the office block, they are quite complicated interfaces between the inside and outside worlds.

Just because they have been in place for decades doesn’t mean they should be taken for granted.

Whether you are staying put or thinking of selling, you should take a good look at window and door replacement.

With the right help, these can both have huge benefits.

Old To New

It is quite often very easy to replace old with new. Window frames are fitted into standard sizes and shapes.

If you’ve had a leaking hinge for years but didn’t want to alter the look of your property, fear not.

Especially here on the Gold Coast, wooden window and door frames suffer over time.

There are materials and designs available today which give you the option of making changes without it being obvious.

If you want to keep the look of your home or business, you can. But you can also make it cheaper to run and nicer to live and or work in.

On the other hand, you might decide to go with a brand new look. You might want to open up a whole wall area to let more light in.

Or you might have an idea that your property would be worth more if it had bigger windows.

These kinds of decisions are made every day.

There is no shame in wanting to move forwards, but it doesn’t have to mean ruining a good looking property.

Fitting Options

As experienced window and door replacement specialists on the Gold Coast, we know just how good your options are.

Depending on your budget, you can have a huge effect on your home with minimal disruption and expense.

Retrofitting is a very popular way of updating homes with modern windows.

It is not always possible, but is the easiest and most cost effective way of fitting new windows and doors.

With this method of replacement, your new windows are fitted into their existing casings.

Brick to brick replacement means taking your entire window casing out and replacing it.

This is more time consuming than retrofitting and causes more disruption during the job. It is also more expensive.

While retrofitting is cheaper in the short term, in the long term you may lose money through higher energy bills.

Ageing casings are inefficient and let warmth out. Brick to brick replacement is the most energy and cost efficient option in the long term.

Find Out More

If you’re thinking about window and door replacement, get in touch.

There are probably many options out there.

Why not start by visiting our website to contact us or give us a call on 07 5534 3300.

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window and door replacements

Do You Need To Replace Your Windows Or Doors?

Window and door replacements should not be overlooked to revamp the look of your property.

As property owners, you can spend a lot of time and money redecorating and buying new furnishings in an effort to update the look of your home.

Then, there’s the money you spend on heating and air conditioning units to ensure your property is comfortable all year round.

Outdated, poorly fitted or damaged windows and doors could sabotage any cost savings you may make from energy efficient units, with drafts that bring in the cold in winter and gaps to let in the heat in summer.

Not only that, if you have a stylish interior the look could be negated by old and worn windows and doors fitted in the facade.

Damaged or warped frames and fittings

If you find you have issues either opening or closing your windows and doors it be the results of warped frames.

Over time, especially with newer homes, properties are susceptible to movement, this isn’t a major concern as it’s part of the building process.

However, movement combined with the hot Australian weather can soften and eventually warp the window and door frames.

Wood Framed Windows and Doors

Due to changeable seasons and harsh weather conditions, timber-framed windows and doors require annual maintenance and treatment, without it they can quickly become rotten and in some cases quite dangerous.

If you have wood-framed units, consider window and door replacements made from PVC or aluminium for greater flexibility and efficiency.

Poorly sealed or broken windows

You spend time and money heating and cooling your property, but for greatest efficiency your property should be sealed to avoid heating and cooling loss.

If a window or door has suffered a seal break or deterioration, or if a window unit is broken, your heating or air conditioning unit will have to work harder.

This can result in increased utility bills of about 25% each quarter.

Historic buildings and aesthetic makeovers.

Making an investment in new windows and doors could pay off if you are considering selling your property.

An aesthetic makeover along with the cost-saving green efficiency of new units have been proven as key selling points for new homebuyers.

If you have an historic building and require new windows and doors, you can look at modern units in classic and traditional designs.

Modern manufacturing techniques can provide you with windows and doors that are sympathetic to the style of your building yet come with the full benefits that modern units provide.

Speak To Us Today

For all of your window and door replacements, Southern Cross Windows in Currumbin Waters will provide you with a solution that is right for you and your home.

Call our office today on 07 5534 3300 and speak to a knowledgeable member of our team, we offer no obligation, free quotations and come with a wealth of advice and experience.

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Aluminium Stacker Door

Benefits Of Our Different Doors

There are a lot of different types of doors and styles now available on the market, and selecting the right one for you and your home can be challenging.

The first thing to do is to take a look at the different types on offer, such as bi-fold doors, sliding doors, stacker doors and hinged options.

All doors are locally made and custom built, available as a standalone product or a value installation package.

An abundance of Choice

Bi-fold Doors

Comprise of a number of framed panels, hinged together.

The doors are opened with a smooth gliding action with the panels stacking neatly against each other.

Allowing unobstructed exterior views and access to natural light and ventilation.

Easy to keep clean this is a versatile option that enables you to combine rooms and entertainment spaces in your home.

This will also work to open up your garden area to the outdoors during the warmer months.

These doors can be made to fit a wide range of openings.

They will be manufactured and delivered to your home and installed to your requirements by one of our professional installation team.

Sliding Doors

There is a large range of streamlined sliding designs on offer, with modern flexible styles and concealed fixings giving a clean finish and appearance.

Rounded edges prevent curtain snagging and a precision Euro track roller system allowing for easy operation and a smooth sliding action.

Stylish handles complete with mortice locks means superior security.

Manufactured to suit your homes requirements, they can be supplied and delivered or if you prefer we can install for you using one of our highly skilled tradespeople.

The Signature range is available for specialised environments.

Stacker Doors

Two panels that slide behind one fixed panel, when the panel connects with the next, they interlock and slide together.

These are a versatile option allowing them to be used for any home environment.

Stylish handles complete with mortice locks provides superior security. High quality seals offer improved weather proofing performance and security.

The Essential range suits most spaces in the home and the Signature range will accommodate specialised environments and bigger spaces.

This means offering enhanced acoustic and thermal performance.

They can be made to measure for your exact specifications.

Hinged Doors

Turn your homes entrance into a feature with a variety of styles, snap-on door stops, full locking options.

This will help ensure security and safety and full joint sealing for maximum weather protection.

The hinged option will enhance any home. Low maintenance and high durability, complete with our options of in-swing or out-swing door frames are available.

Contact Us

At Southern Cross Windows we expertly manufacture and install all aluminium windows, doors and stunning bi-fold doors.

We go the extra mile to exceed your expectations.

Call 07 5534 3300 for a free quote or visit our website to fill in our form.

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Interior of a duplex house with louvre style aluminium windows

Best Quality Aluminium Windows on the Gold Coast

At Southern Cross Windows, we have a huge range of high quality aluminium windows and doors to suit the needs of customers across the Gold Coast.

We are a local, family owned and run business who are market leaders in the best design and highest quality service in the region.

Our sleek aluminium frames make any home look great, and are guaranteed to keep out the elements by housing the best glazing units.

We have a superb back up and after sales service trusted by an army of customers.

Great Range

Over the years, windows and doors have evolved to do much more than let in light and keep out the rain.

Our excellent range of products provides security, safety, energy saving and space enhancing options which also greatly increase the value of your home.

Our super quality aluminium windows and doors come in a huge number of designs.

As well as static frames, we sell and install bi fold windows which cover a large span of window space with the option of opening out to make your home feel bigger by including the outside as well as the inside.

We also have sliding windows which are superbly smooth to open and close securely, giving security with an uninhibited view.

For smaller, upstairs spaces, we have superb awning windows which give the maximum amount of sunlight with minimum fuss.

Expert Service

As we are experienced and trusted dealers and fitters, we have an excellent team of skilled fitters who provide a guaranteed level of craftsmanship.

We will remove your old windows and install our great looking replacements to your exact specifications.

Our experienced team are experts at installing all our designs and making sure they work exactly as they should.

We also provide a back up service to keep your working parts operating to their factory specifications.

As well as domestic services, we have a great range of windows and doors for commercial businesses.

By fitting state of the art aluminium framed glass, you can make your business stand out from the neighbourhood and your competition.

All our products are superbly energy efficient, reducing your heating and air conditioning bills while making your property look fantastic.

Look In

To find out more about our aluminium windows and doors, and the excellent quality of service we provide, get in touch with us at Southern Cross Windows.

Visit our website to contact us for a free quote, or call 07 5534 3300.

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Louvre Windows

Slash Your Power Bills with Aluminium Louvre Windows

Louvre Windows

It seems like every year our power bills go up. Apart from turning off lights and appliances not in use and buying energy efficient white goods, a simple way to help reduce your power bills is to install aluminium louvre windows.

How you ask? We’re here to tell you exactly that, plus a range of other benefits you can expect from top-quality aluminium windows, like those from Southern Cross Glass Windows & Doors.

What are aluminium louvre windows?

The best thing about louvres is that they can be attached to almost any existing window or door. With a high-strength frame and easy-to-manoeuvre blades, louvres provide weatherproofing, allowing you to control sunlight, rain and wind. Southern Cross Windows can supply louvres in either glass or wood, we also offer the louver inserts in glass or aluminium and even a fancy timber-look solution.

Control the temperature of your room with louvre windows

Warm sun on a chilly morning. A cool breeze on a hot day. With louvre windows, you can have both of these things. Thanks to being able to control the pitch of your louvre blades, you can keep out sun, rain or breeze (or let it in) without closing your louvers completely.

By adjusting the louvres to the right position, you can help control the temperature in any room, eliminating the need for costly air conditioners. During winter, you can keep the blades closed for added insulation.

Aluminium louvre windows are easy to clean

The slanted blades aren’t just useful for temperature control. Unlike when you clean normal shutters or windows, you don’t need to go outside. Simply clean one side of the louvres then easily pitch your blades in the other direction to clean the other side. It’s as hassle-free as that.

Add privacy to any room without losing ventilation

Normally you need to open a window to allow airflow into your home, which unless you keep your curtains or blinds drawn, lets prying outside eyes see in. By installing louvres, you can have fresh air and privacy. Slanting your blades allows you to adjust your privacy levels at any time.

Interested in having aluminium louvre windows installed in your home? Call Southern Cross Windows now for a free quote. All louvres can be powder coated, come with a 7–year warranty and are tested to Australian standards for superior quality assurance.

For expert advice on the design and installation of your new aluminium louvre windows, don’t hesitate to contact Southern Cross Windows on the Gold Coast.

You might also find the following article of interest if you have existing louvre windows: How To Maintain Your Aluminium Doors and Windows