Triple Glazing Guide

Triple glazing is becoming more popular in the UK. Although not as widely used as it is in colder European climates such as Scandinavia, its benefits over double glazing have struck a chord with UK residents.

Rather than the two panes of glass that double glazing provides, triple glazing offers an extra pane which can provide owners with further protection from heat loss in colder extremes and reduce solar gain that is a problem in summer months.  Lots of the benefits of triple glazing are still not known to many people even though the overall product still interests them. The help of a triple glazing guide to buying can be helpful.

Is triple glazing worth it?

Many of us already have double glazing in our homes, and anyone viewing a triple glazing guide will want to know if it is worth upgrading from what they already have.

Cost is a big factor and triple glazing can often be a lot more expensive than double glazing; prices tend to be in the region of 30% to 50% higher to have triple glazed windows installed. For someone living in a conventional suburban home in a quiet area then the cost of triple glazing may be too high to justify based on just its heat reduction capabilities. Where triple glazing does have a major impact is for those living next to busy roads, railway tracks or close to any busy public areas. Triple glazing has significant noise reduction advances on double glazing and can provide residents with a quiet home despite all of the noise on the outside world. Not only can this benefit the homeowner’s living standards but will add significant value to the property.

People living in larger homes may also benefit from triple glazing; larger homes with more rooms mean more windows and more ways to lose heat. Heating a large home can be extremely costly and losing precious heat only adds to the expense. Having triple glazing can reduce the heat loss and reduce carbon dioxide emissions, saving you money in the long run.

Where can triple glazing be used?

Most triple glazing guides will focus sole on it being used for windows, this is not true. Triple glazing can be used in:

  • Doors
  • Walls of glass
  • Roof lights

Many people have their doors upgraded at the same time as upgrading the windows. Triple glazing weighs more double but lintels and walls can easily carry the weight, having triple glazed door, especially patio doors where the panes of glass of large can aid in all- round heat reduction. One worry is that a house will become darker with triple glazing and that it wouldn’t be suitable for a roof light. Light may diminish slightly but the thermal performance means you can have larger areas of glass, perfect for roof lights.

Any manufacturer that you choose to buy from will be able to provide you with a comprehensive triple glazing guide to help you decide the best options.