Is Triple Glazing Worth It?

When the majority of people think of windows they think of double glazing and recognise that two panes of glass are more energy efficient than one.  But with energy prices rising and energy resources running out we have now reached a time where double glazing is simply no longer enough. Is this the advent of energy efficient Triple Glazing in Scotland? 

Is triple glazing better than double glazing?

The difference between single glazed, double glazed and triple glazed put simply if the number of panes of glass in the window. However, there are very many different variables that actually determine the performance of a window.  All window performances are rated in U-values. The higher this value is the worse the window is at being energy efficient.

Double glazing has a lower value than single glazing, but as you can imagine when you add that third pane of glass, the U value goes even lower. Of course a lot depends on the quality of the window and the glazing used, but the best U value is generally around 0.65 for a window with three panes. The Government recommended standard is currently 1.6 U-value. At Advanced our windows can go as low as 0.8 u-value, making them twice as efficient.

The benefits

Double glazing provides far better insulation than single glazing. It is an energy efficient way to upgrade single glazed windows. The logic still applies with three panes, triple glazing will provide even better insulation than double glazing. Another benefit is that triple glazing vastly reduced noise pollution.

Many people assume this form of modern glazing isn’t worth investing in because of the price difference between double glazing and triple glazing. In some instances they may be correct but that completely depends on the price you pay for your windows and the quality of the window in question.

At Advanced we absolutely believe in the benefits of triple glazing over double glazing and as such we stand by that. We only offer triple glazing as standard and we offer our triple glazing products at the same price as we used to supply our highest quality double glazing at.

Triple for the price of double. Now ask…..

“Is it worth upgrading?”

Call us now on 08000 502 502 or e-mail us for more information.