A long time ago windows just consisted of a pane of glass and a frame to hold it in place. After improvements to the frames, such as sliding sash, came the idea of double glazing. Now triple glazed windows are becoming more commonplace.
Underlying these improvements has been the need for improved energy efficiency. 60 years ago it was quite simple, does the window let in light and keep the elements out? Now that basic need has been translated into building regulations and energy efficiency standards.
Do Triple glazed Windows Offer Something Extra?
Triple glazed windows offer several main advantages over double glazing:
- Triple glazing is around 40% more thermally efficient than the highest rated UPVC double glazing – which translates to a cost saving.
- Triple glazed doors and windows reduce draughts and cold spots, in newer homes this makes for a more comfortable living environment..
- Whilst no window can be 100% sound proof a triple glazed windows and doors can reduce the impact of outside noise.
- Security and safety; that third pane of glass makes a triple glazed unit harder to break; either on purpose or by accident.
One of the key factors in noise reduction is the thickness of the glass used. Different thicknesses of glass will block different sound frequencies, therefore combining various thicknesses of glass in a unit is very effective at keeping noise out. So in essence triple glazing offers improved thermal and sound insulation with the added benefit of improved safety and security.
The enhanced energy efficiency will translate into lower heating bills which means that there is a minimal cost implication to selecting triple glazing over standard double glazing. We shall be producing more detailed information about the thermal properties of triple glazing and its noise reduction advantages. But in meantime if you would like to find out more please contact your local Cheam windows showroom and speak with one of our friendly sales staff.