What is triple glazing?
Glazing, despite its elegant tone, just describes the quantity of glass panes you are working with. A triple-glazed window contains three layers of glass, while a double-glazed window will have two panes of glass. In both cases, there are pockets of gas strategically placed in between each layer, which contribute to the windows insulating properties.
Why triple glazing?
It is energy efficient
In colder climates, a triple glazed window will be the perfect choice. Triple glazed windows will help reduce heat loss to your home and therefore reduce your fuel bills. The argon or krypton gas used to fill the spaces between the glass panes has a lower density compared to air. These gases reduce conductivity by 50%, meaning your glass is kept at a more constant temperature. This is usually around room temperature so it will significantly lower heat transfer. This not only leads to cost savings on heating and cooling but also fosters a more consistent and comfortable indoor environment. All windows in Northern Ireland will have an energy efficiency rating, which you can find out more about here.
It prevents condensation
Numerous problems might arise from persistent condensation on windows. Because windows frequently have the lowest insulating value of any external wall in a house, they can be especially vulnerable to sudden variations in temperature, especially with the unpredictable Northern Irish weather. The moisture in the air collects on your windows when the warm, humid air from inside your home comes into touch with a chilly window. This could manifest as a build-up of ice or frost during the winter. Prolonged accumulation of ice can cause window frames to deteriorate and even invite the growth of mould and mildew. To eliminate condensation, your home requires proper insulation. However, by having a more energy efficient window you can drastically reduce the potential for condensation on the inside of your windows. This is because there will be less thermal transmittance and ensures the inside pane stays warmer than the outside and reduces the formation of moisture. Discover more information about window condensation from our experts.
It reduces noise
Noise pollution is significantly reduced by triple-glazed windows because of their insulating qualities, which also increase energy efficiency. The persistent hum of traffic can be annoying for those living on busy streets. However, with triple-glazed windows, you may not even notice the continuous noise from passing cars, offering a quieter and more peaceful living environment.
It improves security
As you can imagine, forcing a triple-glazed window is more difficult than breaking a single pane of glass. After all, you are dealing with 5 layers – 3 pieces of glass and 2 pockets of air. You can rest assured knowing that your home will be safer with triple glazed windows. If you are worried about the security of your home and want tips, check out our recent blog.
Many options available: including Frosted Glass
With triple glazing we offer the possibility of having frosted glass. Giving you the extra privacy your home needs while still allowing light to penetrate. Frosted glass comes in a variety of styles, so you can be sure there will be a design that fits your home perfectly.
Triple glazed windows not only help control indoor temperature but also protect your interior from sun damage. The sun’s UV rays can cause your furniture, floors, and art to fade over time. However, triple-glazed windows have an additional advantage.
These windows often have special coatings that block a significant amount of the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. This means your prized possession will be less susceptible to the fading effects of the sun.
Financial savings over time
The initial cost of triple-glazed windows can be higher than that of double-glazed windows. However, it is essential to consider the long-term savings these windows can provide. Their superior thermal efficiency can significantly reduce the amount of energy needed to heat or cool your home. Windows that are triple glazed can reduce your heating bills by up to 50 per cent. This efficiency can translate into significant savings on your energy bills over time.
Additionally, the longevity of triple glazed windows means there are fewer replacement costs in the long run. These windows are built to last. They can help you avoid frequent replacements, which can be financially costly. The financial benefits of triple glazed windows are therefore twofold: Energy savings and Reduced replacement costs. So, although the initial cost may be higher, the savings long term will make triple glazed windows a smart investment.
Increased property value
An often-overlooked benefit of triple glazed windows is the increase in property value they can provide. When you choose to invest in triple glazing, you not only improve the comfort and energy efficiency of your home. You’re also making a wise financial decision.
Today’s buyers are increasingly concerned about the energy efficiency of their properties. As more people become more environmentally conscious, a home equipped with energy-saving features like triple-glazed windows can be a strong selling point. This doesn’t just mean the house is modern and contemporary.
It also shows that the owner is committed to sustainability and reducing energy consumption. This makes your property more attractive to potential buyers, which can ultimately increase its value. With a variety of frame colours and handle options to choose from, these window options can fit any home aesthetic while delivering outstanding thermal performance. Whether you plan to sell your home soon or stay there for many years, upgrading to triple glazing is an investment that can pay dividends.
Invest in triple glazing today. It’s clear to see why triple glazing is increasingly popular with homeowners and builders. From improved energy efficiency and improved comfort to the value of soundproof windows, triple glazing offers countless benefits that go beyond simple aesthetics. They bring significant improvements to your quality of life, while also making a positive contribution to our shared environment.
Triple Glazing Prices
To get a FREE quotation for triple glazed windows get in contact with us or book a free home visit with one of our expert sales reps. They’ll provide lots of useful information about triple glazing and our other products, meaning you’ll be well equipped to make the right decision for your home.