Many people are making the change from their double glazed UPVC windows to triple glazing because it is considered the next step to increased efficiency and quality. Although many consider window installation to be expensive, it doesn’t need to be if you utilise the expert services of a trusted window installation company.
The main question about triple glazing is whether triple glazed windows are worth the cost?
Triple Glazed Windows
Triple glazed windows are made up of three panes of glass – rather than your typical two sheets – all of which are manufactured within a sealed frame. Between the three panes of glass are small gaps which are filled with air or a heat insulating gas known as Argon Gas.
We all know that quality windows are always required for your home, and with triple glazing, you will have better heat retention within your home. You can wave goodbye to draughts and say hello to improved heat retention.
You can be confident in the quality of triple glazing, evidence of this can be found as it is the usual UPVC window of choice in much colder climates across the world; Norway and Sweden as key examples.
Triple glazing has an extra pane of glass, which makes it extremely durable; more so than single and double glazing. With the installation of triple glazing, you can feel as if you have an extra layer of security.
The U Value
The U Value isn’t a measurement that is considered accurate, but it is something you can consider whilst making your decision of Triple Glazing or Double Glazing. The U Value measurement is an approximate of your windows energy-efficiency. Building Regulations state that the U Value should be no greater than 5 – double glazing is generally around 3 and triple glazing is around 0.8.
Triple Glazing Costs
The big question is will triple glazing slash your bills? The answer isn’t entirely substantial, but with the heat efficiency the triple glazing guarantees, yes. The installation of triple glazing will be higher than double glazing, but you need to consider the saving you will make from the improved heat retention from your new triple glazing.
Do I Need Triple Glazing?
If you already have effective double glazing, then there would be no real benefit from changing to triple glazing just yet. Whether you’re considering upgrading your current windows from single glazing or dated double glazing, then you should consider the upgrade to triple glazing.
Windows are always improving, whether it’s the coating, the material or the number of sheets of glass, windows are evolving. If you need new windows for your home or business, then you can find affordable UPVC windows in Croydon, Coulsdon, Banstead, Cheam, Reigate and Surrey here at Peaceful Home.