Colder countries like Scandinavia & Canada have been utilising triple glazing within their architectural designs for decades. As more British homes demand sufficient insulation against heat loss, we are experiencing a noticeable rise in enquiries from Hertfordshire, Middlesex & London homeowners regarding triple glazing upgrades. So, we thought we’d clearly collate the facts below to help you make an informed decision on which glazing option is right for you and your family this year.
Double glazing – The facts
- The average heat lost from single pane windows is around 33% (one third)
- Average u-values for single glazing is 5.8, whereas double glazed u-values begin around 1.2Wm2K
- Average energy savings of £110-115 per year
- Able to reduce up to 50% heat loss
- Weigh less than triple glazing, putting less strain on your home
- Protection from break-ins is doubled
Triple glazing – The facts
- The average heat lost from old double-glazed windows is around 20%
- Triple glazing can achieve impressive u-values as low as 0.8
- Triple glazing is approximately 40% more energy efficient than ‘A’ rated uPVC double glazing
- Additional weight makes triple glazing incredibly durable and therefore longer lasting
- Triple glazing eliminates around 15-20% more noise than double glazed windows
- Protection from break-ins is tripled
Double & triple glazing in conservation areas
Don’t forget, if the property you wish to renovate is located in a conservation area, restricted by an Article 4 direction and/or is a listed building you may need to seek planning permission to upgrade to double or triple glazing.
Triple glazing vs double glazing – is it worth upgrading?
In conclusion, double glazing is the ideal choice for homes restrained by budget – especially those that contain inefficient single glazing. Whereas triple glazing is the perfect option for homeowners who want the most thermally sound building possible, to create a much more comfortable & peaceful atmosphere overall. If either of these high-performance options are of interest, get an instant online quote on double or triple glazing today.