Around the world, particularly in colder climates, triple glazing windows are becoming the default choice. But what difference does a third layer of glass make to the properties of a window and is it worth considering for your home?
What Are Triple Glazed Windows?
Essentially, a triple glazed window is simply a double glazed window with an additional pane of glass. Between the three panes are two pockets of gas, which help to better insulate against the elements. This is reflected by the “u-value”, the measurement of energy efficiency.
Benefits of Triple Glazed Windows
Still not decided? Here are just a few of the main benefits of installing triple glazed windows to your home in Essex.
- Noise reduction
- More even temperature year-round
- Save on your energy bills
- Reduces condensation
- Tougher, for a more secure home
- Adds to the resale value of your home
Triple Glazed Windows Warm Your Home
As mentioned previously, energy efficiency is shown by a materials u-value – the lower the number, the better the window’s insulating properties. So, as an example, while an average double glazed window may have a u-value of 2.8, you can expect a triple glazed alternative to average around 0.7. This equates to a difference of 2°C in the temperature near your window. In winter, that’s the difference between turning on the central heating or popping on your slippers.
Triple Glazing Windows Reduce Noise
Other than the obvious benefit of making your home warmer, thus reducing your energy bills, the other reason many people opt for triple glazing is its noise reduction. If you live in a high-traffic zone or are finding that external noises are impacting your quality of life, triple glazing is a must. With the added thickness of three layers of glass and two gas pockets, the sound insulation offered by triple glazing makes them a fantastic choice.
Triple Glazing, Things To Consider
While there are a wealth of reasons to invest in triple glazing, there are a few downsides too. Namely, that triple glazing is heavier than double glazing, so you’re unlikely to be able to use your existing frames. If you’re building a home from scratch, this won’t be a factor, but it’s worth considering if you’re replacing old single or double glazed windows.
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