What is it & is it worth it? The figures are black and white!
Triple Glazing is the introduction of a 3rd pane of glass to your windows, creating an extra cavity which is supposed to improve the U Value of the glass unit.
Is it worth it?
We don’t think so
We can and do supply triple glazing where customers really want it.
Double glazing is better than single glazing right? (YES!)
In that case triple glazing must be better than double glazing? (well not always)
The main difference in high performance double glazing vs triple glazing is the makeup of glass types in the glass unit, width of cavity and whether Argon gas has been injected into the unit during manufacture or not.
Our double glazing is made up of : 4mm extra clear glass / 20mm 90% argon filled cavity / 4mm ClimaGuard A+
However the cost difference vs savings is minimal. The Glazing industry is an ever changing landscape and we have seen massive changes in the technology in double glazing which puts it almost on an even par with triple glazing.
With Argon filled cavity glass units, thermally efficient reinforced Multi Chamber PVC profile, warm edge spacers and Low E glass coating. Double glazed units can actually help reduce on heating bills by absorbing natural sun light and reflecting heat back into the home . Something that is not as achievable with triple glazing due the extra pane. The extra pane also cuts down the amount of natural light into the property.
Triple glazing is often sold to people on its reduction of noise, yes that extra cavity can help reduce noise and can be a big selling point. Although if its sound deadening your after, why not look at acoustic glazing, this is not something new, just never really asked for until the advent of triple glazing. Acoustic glass is specifically designed to reduce / block noise.