Everybody seems to be talking about triple glazing. What is it, and is it really worth the investment?
What is triple glazing?
Triple glazing is quite similar in principle to double glazing, but instead of using two panes of glass, triple glazing uses—yep, you guessed it, three panes of glass. These three panes are separated by spacer bars and a toughened central pane. It’s the space between each pane of glass in a triple glazed unit that slows the escape of heat from a building, providing an exceptionally effective means of thermal insulation.
Is triple glazing worth it?
You might think that triple glazing is just a gimmick thought up by greedy salesmen, but you couldn’t be further from the truth. Modern triple glazing can dramatically improve a home’s warmth and also it’s energy efficiency; resulting in massive savings in the cost of your energy bills.
The energy performance of a window is generally measured in U values. These rate the thermal performance of a window (eg. how good the window is at keeping heat in a home) with a low value indicating an energy efficient, thermally retentive window and a high value indicating an inefficient window. Whilst double glazed windows can have average U values of around 1.6 W/m2K, triple glazed windows can achieve impressively low values of around 0.8 W/m2K. As you can see, triple glazing can have very tangible effects on the energy efficiency and thermal performance of a window unit.
Benefits of triple glazing
Exceptional thermal retention
Triple glazing can provide exceptional thermal retention in a property. Thanks to its several layers of insulation, triple glazing helps to keep heat in a home for much longer than any other form of glazing. In turn, this helps to lower your energy consumption and reduce the cost of your energy bills, saving you money.
Enhanced acoustic insulation
Triple glazing can have a noticeable effect on reducing the noise pollution experienced in a property. This is perfect if you live in areas such as big cities, or areas of high footfall that suffer from excess noise.
It can raise the price of your property
Installing triple glazing can actually help to improve the value of your property. A worthwhile investment for your home, triple glazing can raise the price of your property by up to 5% in some cases.
K Glazing: triple glazing specialists
If you’re looking for high quality triple glazing, K Glazing are the perfect company to choose. To find out more about our products and services, please give us a call on 01977 700025 or send us an email.