Double vs Triple Glazing
Unsurprisingly, triple glazing is designed to offer all of the same benefits as double glazing, only on a slightly higher level. The difference being that there are three panes of glass mounted in the unit as opposed to the usual two. But the question is of course exactly how much difference does this make, when compared to the more popular and commonly-installed window types.
In colder countries, triple glazing tends to be fitted as standard due to its fantastic insulating properties. Indeed, quality triple glazing units are able to offer a greater level of insulation than both single glazing and double glazing, though how necessary this is in the UK is a matter of opinion. Triple glazing does help retain more heat and thus reduce energy bills, but not necessarily to such an extent that triple glazing pays for itself.
To step up from double glazing to triple glazing will make a difference, albeit a relatively minor one. By contrast, to step up from single glazing to triple glazing will make a quite spectacular difference that’s noticeable from day-one. What’s more, this is also the kind of upgrade that pays for itself over time.
It’s exactly the same story with noise pollution too. There’s really no disputing the fact that triple glazing offers superior noise reduction, but again the difference isn’t necessarily a million miles from that of double glazing. To step up from double glazing to triple may bring about a negligible difference, but to step up to triple from single glazing can make a truly remarkable difference.
Your Current Circumstances
In short, it all comes down to what you currently have – something a responsible glazing company can advise you of. If you currently have excellent-quality double glazing installed around the home, you probably do not need to think about upgrading. By contrast, if you only have single glazing installed, it’s more than worth thinking of jumping straight to triple glazing.
In addition, if you live in an area that is particularly cold or noisy, stepping up to triple glazing could make a noticeable difference. But at the same time, it isn’t an investment that is likely to pay for itself. For more information on double and triple glazed windows and doors, get in touch with our dedicated customer support team today.