Why Invest in Triple Glazing
Triple glazed windows are still a relatively new concept in the UK. They are certainly less well-known than double glazing which has taken the country by storm. However, in many countries around the world triple glazing is a necessity due to the extreme weather conditions.
While England may not have the same severity of weather as other countries, it can still suffer from some bleak winters and even harsher energy prices. So, in this article I am going to try and convince you why it is worthwhile to invest in triple glazing.
About Triple Glazing
Triple glazing, as the name suggests, is made up of three glass panels, two of which are gas-filled. All three panes are encased in a sealed frame so that the unit itself functions as an insulated whole and the glass, its thickness and the distance between the glass panels all contribute to its superior insulation capabilities. Because of its insulation abilities, triple glazing is ideal in areas which experience extreme weather conditions as it can help to balance room temperatures, reduce noise and make your home more comfortable.
In the last few years, triple glazed windows have become extremely popular and they have made it easier for property holders to protect themselves against different problems associated with regular double paned windows.
Triple glazed windows offer numerous benefits, let’s look at some of the most well-known and discover why triple glazing is worth the investment.
Benefits of Low E Glass
Low-e glass is specially coated to increase the thermal performance of your windows. Low-e is a microscopically thin metallic coating applied to the glass that reflects heat back into the room, reducing heat loss and keeping your home warm during the winter.
Solar Gain and Heat Retention
The solar gain of triple glazing, otherwise known as the G Value is one of the most significant developments in window glass that is impacting the market today. By coating the face of the inner pane of glass with metal, sunlight is permitted to enter the building, whilst heat from the sun is reflected into the room.
The solar gain of triple glazing, otherwise known as the G Value, measure the degree to which the glazing blocks heat from the sun. This measured value is expressed as a number between 0 and 1. The lower the value, the less solar heat it transmits. Put simply, the better insulated a product, the lower levels of solar gain. In the UK, levels of solar gain are lower because of the climate.
Improved Heat Insulation
Heat can enter and exit your home through weak points, whether that be cracks in the window pane or insulation that is not effective. This can fluctuate the temperature of your property significantly, making it difficult to control. With triple glazing, you do not have this problem. Triple glazed windows and doors are properly sealed and, since gas is one of the most effective insulators, it can reduce the amount of heat leaking into or out of your home. This makes triple glazing highly beneficial for you and your property. It can also save you a lot on your energy bill.
Excessive noise can be one of the most stressful elements of your home – especially when you are trying to sleep. Windows are the biggest culprit when it comes to noise entering your home. If they are not properly insulated or glazed, your windows can be letting in a huge amount of noise pollution. But don’t let it keep you up at night – literally. Due to the presence of air pockets between the glass panes in triple glazing, the amount of noise leaking into your home is significantly reduced. Now that’s what I call a benefit!
As your windows age, they often begin to develop leaks which can easily generate drafts. If you install triple glazing, this won’t be a problem as these windows are properly sealed. With triple panes, complete sealing and an additional layer, triple glazed windows simply don’t generate drafts.
Triple glazing eliminates the problem of condensation. Often, due to the difference between external and internal temperatures, condensation forms on windows causing numerous problems. However, since triple glazed windows have the benefit of three additional air pockets, the temperature difference is significantly reduced leaving your windows clear and dry.
Triple Glazing at Sash Windows
Here at Sash Windows London, we offer triple glazing to all our customers. In fact, our triple glazing offers excellent U-Values with soft coat low e argon filled units with a centre pane U Value of 0.7w/m2k. The triple glazing options are available on all PVCU designs and our wooden windows and door designs across the Contemporary Range. Products include: Casement and sliding sash windows, French patio and folding sliding doors.
Triple glazing is the ideal choice for larger glazing areas as it allows for maximum glazing sizes with minimum heat loss. Triple glazing is a long-term investment and one that will certainly pay-off ten-fold in the benefits it offers. If you would like to enquire about installing triple glazing, or you would simply like further information, please give us a call today. Our team at Sash Windows are always here to help.
Francesca is the Managing Director of Sash Windows London Ltd, a family-owned and professionally managed window company providing a full range of sash window products throughout the UK. Passionate about providing high-quality, friendly, and reliable services. You can read Francesca’s full bio here.