Is Triple Glazing Worth It? | Why is Double Glazing Preferred

Illustration of double glazed windows

Most people will have Double glazed windows, or will at least be aware of them. Have you ever heard of triple glazing though? Is triple glazing really worth it? Let’s take a look into whether you should get double or triple glazing. When you are weighing up the pros and cons of getting double glazing there can be a lot to consider, if you are trying to decide between double glazing and triple, unfortunately, there is more to it than the simple fact that double glazing is made up of two panes of glass and triple glazing is yes… you guessed it… made up of 3 panes of glass! To figure out what would be the best for your home you need to consider the impact it will have on your home, luckily, we are on hand to help you.

What is double glazing?

Double glazing has 2 panes of glass separated by a layer of air, typically, argon is used. The second layer of glass is added and acts as insulation against noise, heat loss and many other benefits.  

What is triple glazing?

It may be obvious but triple glazing contains 3 glass panes within a sealed frame. Between each piece of glass there is a pouch of air, just like the double variant, argon is used, argon is thicker than air and works as an insulator for heat and noise. 

Cross section of uPVC windows

Why should I have double glazing?

Energy efficiency is measured in energy rankings, the rankings start with A++/A+ (depending on which rating system is used) and move down. When looking to upgrade to double glazing windows you should aim to get windows with a rating of A or higher. This will ensure your house stays warm & energy efficient all year round, essentially saving you more money.

Advantages of double glazing

  •         More energy efficient with a low U-value
  •         Keeps cold out and stops the heat escaping from the home during the winter. 90% of homeowners say that their homes have been warmer since they had double glazing
  •         Keeps the heat out of the home during summer months
  •         Live on a busy street? With double glazing, your windows will help keep out noise
  •         Increased security – toughened glass and multi-locking systems mean your home will be more secure

The u-value is a measure of a window’s efficiency, the higher the value is, the less efficient the window will be. Lots of people get double glazed windows to make their home more comfortable, if your home has draughts and condensation then double glazing could be an option for you.

Double glazing windows keep out draughts and retain heat. This, therefore, will help your home stay warmer for longer and in return reduces energy bills. Keeping the warmth in doesn’t necessarily just mean that it will benefit your personal comfort and energy costs but will also benefit your carbon footprint.

We hope that our blog has been helpful and made your decision easier to whether you will invest in double glazed windows or triple glazed windows for your property. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch on 01604 946669 or alternatively head over to our contact page to fill in our online enquiry form.