When looking to upgrade your windows you have some choices to make. This includes aspects such as what material you’d prefer (such as wood, uPVC or aluminium) as well as how many panes of glass you’d like within each window too. Triple glazing is one such choice and offers a step up from regular double glazing. However, while triple glazing is superior overall, it’s not suitable for all property types or purposes. As with any home improvement, there is a lot to consider to ensure triple glazing is the right option for your particular property.
Thinking about installing triple-glazed windows in your home or business? Here’s everything you need to know to help you make an informed choice.
What Are Triple Glazed Windows?
Windows either come with a single pane of glass (single glazing), two panes (double glazing) or three panes which are known as triple glazing. This means that any windows that are labelled as ‘triple-glazed’ have three layers of glass as opposed to the typical two that you find in double-glazing. Between each pane of glass are air chambers that are filled with a gas such as argon. The wider the space between each pane of glass the more protection it provides.
Triple glazing isn’t as commonly used as double glazing owing to being less known and the increased cost compared with double glazing. Triple glazing is also slightly heavier so might not be appropriate for all properties or locations within the home. It is, however, an option to consider if you live in an area with a lot of noise pollution or if your current windows have poor heat insulation. An example is homes that are north facing so feel cold because the sun doesn’t come through the windows. Or if you live near a busy road, factory or airport and find your current windows don’t offer much noise protection then triple glazing is an option to consider.
Double vs Triple-Glazed Windows
Compared with single-glazed windows, both double and triple glazing will offer superior heat insulation and noise cancellation. This is aided by the fact argon gas sits in between the window panes. However, the main difference between the two is an extra pane of glass found within triple glazing that double glazing doesn’t have. For the most part, double glazing is still sufficient to be used in homes and commercial premises. The reason for opting for one over the other is that triple glazing offers a slightly increased level of insulation. This is in addition to better protection against outside noise.
Another consideration is cost. As you’d expect triple glazing is more expensive than double glazing. This is because the technology is more advanced and more materials are used in their construction. If opting for triple-glazed aluminium windows these will be even more expensive. This is because aluminium is a premium material compared with uPVC or wood. However, given both double and triple-glazed windows will reduce heat loss this will be reflected in your energy bills which will be lower. If your current windows have failed seals or poor insulation, even replacing them with new double-glazed windows will make a noticeable impact on the warmth and quietness of the room.
Benefits of triple-glazed windows
Triple-glazed windows offer several benefits, which can be particularly advantageous for homeowners in the UK and businesses with offices or commercial properties. Here are some of the key advantages of triple-glazed windows:
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Would you like to find out more about triple-glazed windows? If you are considering installing any new windows to your home or business then you’re in the right place.
Here at Aluminium Bending Specialists, we’re experts in all things windows so we’d be more than happy to advise you. After all, windows of any kind are an investment purchase. Not only do your windows need to look right they also need to offer superior performance too.
Need more help? To find out more about triple-glazed windows, give our friendly team a call on 01623 721 172.