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Tips for Renovators

Window and door replacement is a big part of a renovation job.

As with anything, doors and windows do tend to wear out and quit being as secure as you’d like and don’t do quite as good of a job keep the cold or hot air outside where it belongs.

At Southern Cross Windows and Doors, we have a wide range of door and window options for you to choose from as you renovate your home.

Before you get started on replacing your doors and windows, it’s a good idea to learn what you can expect from the job.

So, keep reading for handy tips you’ll be glad you have.

The Basics

In some cases, a window or door replacement involves putting in new glass and moving parts and the frame remains in place.

If you want to reframe the windows or doors or replace the window sills, you will need to get help from a contractor or carpenter who knows how to do the job.

In this case, it is often better to replace the windows completely as whole units.

We can help you choose the best windows and doors to fit your renovation and what you want from the rooms in your home.

Consider the Options

When it comes to windows and doors, there are plenty of options to choose from.

We offer a wide range of choices, including bifold doors and windows, double hung windows, sliding windows, casement windows, stacker, and hinged doors.

We can help you evaluate your current doors and windows and decide which of our options are the best fit for the space.

Building Codes

If you’re simply swapping out old windows and doors with new ones, you probably won’t need to worry about proper building codes.

However, if your renovation includes reframing the windows or doors or other construction work, you may need to get the work cleared with your city planners.

We can help you decide if this necessary so you know what to expect when you get started.


Window and door installation is best done by experts. Our trained staff can remove your existing doors and windows, create a larger space for the windows and doors and hang the new ones for you.

If you’re not sure you’re up to the job, it’s better to let the pros do it so you have peace of mind that it’s done right.

Call Us on: 07 5534 3300 at Southern Cross Glass Windows and Doors today for a free quote on new doors and windows for your renovation.

You’ll receive expert and professional advice on all your queries.

Commercial Framed Windows

Benefits of Commercial Framed Windows for Your Business

If you are renovating your business and thinking of investing in aluminium products, you will be keen to know everything you can about the advantages of this versatile material.

Aluminium windows and bifold doors have steadily increased in popularity over the past few decades.

For a long time, there was a misconception among consumers that aluminium products were only available in silver and were not very customisable.

However, times have changed and with advances in technology and powder coating, aluminium products now come in an array of finishes and designs that are sure to incite your interest.

Southern Cross Windows is located on Queensland’s sunny the Gold Coast and specialises in the manufacture and installation of aluminium windows and doors.

Our products are locally made and tested to stringent Australian standards. Aluminium windows are durable and require little to no maintenance due to the metal’s anti-corrosive and weather-resistant properties.

The alloy can withstand a range of tough environmental conditions. Aluminium windows and doors resist swelling, cracking, splitting or warping.

Other products in this material feature advanced locking mechanisms, so you can relax knowing your commercial property is secure.

Overhauling your building’s current windows for commercial framed windows or new aluminium bifold doors from Southern Cross Windows will immediately make your business more eco-friendly and can save your company a lot of money in the long run.

We only supply and install high quality aluminium windows are exceptionally energy-efficient and offer excellent sound and thermal insulation.

You will notice a significant decrease in your business’ heating bills, as well as a reduction in external noise, which can disrupt employees.

Aluminium is also an affordable alternative to other materials yet still delivers on strength and versatility.

When you decide to go with aluminium products, you open yourself to a world of design flexibility.

With a huge selection of systems, finishes and glass options, we can help you tailor the right design to suit your company’s brand and image.

For example, if you can impress your clients with a sleek black or neutral grey set of window frames or bifold doors, the choice is really up to you. Our products come power-coated in a variety of contemporary colours.

At Southern Cross Windows, we pride ourselves in providing personalised care, quality products and professional workmanship. Why not contact us for an obligation-free quote? Call us at (07) 5534 3300.

You may also find our previous post “The Latest Trends in Aluminium Windows and Doors” of interest to you.