Triple Glazing Vs Double Glazing
With Triple Glazing becoming a more popular choice for windows throughout the UK, it is worth comparing triple glazed windows to the regular double glazed. Originally for homes that experience extreme weather, such as in Scandanavia and Canada, triple glazing is now available throughout the UK.
Although there are many benefits to triple glazed windows, this guide will take you through some of the pros and cons and compare it to double glazing. We will also explain why triple glazed windows is not always the best choice.
An Introduction To Glazing
Single glazed windows use one pane or layer of glass. These are becoming less common throughout the UK and if you do have single glazing an upgrade to double or triple glazed windows would be beneficial.
Double glazing includes an additional pane and usually has argon gas running through the middle. That creates an energy-efficient barrier, reducing heat loss from your windows.
Triple glazing adds a third layer of glass which again can enhance the efficiency of your home. The three layers run parallel to each other and create a thicker barrier to prevent heat loss. Additionally, triple glazed windows come a variety of other benefits that you can see below.
Benefits Of Triple Glazing
Reduced U Value
The U value of a material determines how efficient a material is as an insulator. Naturally, by adding an extra third pane of glass, the U value of triple glazed windows is lower than single and double glazed.
Due to the improved energy-efficiency, less heat escapes through your windows. That means your home can stay much warmer throughout the winter months, creating a cosy feeling throughout your home.
Triple glazed windows can help to reduce noise pollution in your home. A useful addition if you live on a busy road or in a bustling city. However, other options may be more suitable if you are looking to reduce noise pollution in your home. Keep reading below to see our soundproofing windows.
Does This Mean Its Better Than Double Glazing?
Whilst these are all impressive benefits to triple glazed windows, it doesn’t mean that double glazing isn’t worth considering. If you are replacing single glazing, then both double and triple glazed windows will offer noticeable benefits.
Several double glazing options can perform to high standards and offer similarly low U values. Plus, double glazing is a cost-effective choice if you are working with a tight budget.
If you are looking to reduce noise in your property, we offer a range of soundproofing options. These offer a variety of benefits and aim to reduce the outside noise in your home.
Alternatively, you could mix both double and triple glazing throughout your home. A triple glazed window may work better in rooms that require more insulation and soundproofing, whereas double glazing may be more a cost-effective choice for the rest of your home.
We supply and fit a range of windows to the North West and the surrounding areas. If you want to know more about what we have to offer, get in touch. You can call our team on 01744 611 203. Our team will be able to answer any questions that you may have.