Do you want to make your house as energy efficient as possible? Insulation is important to your home. Not only does it keep the heat in your home on cold winter months, it also saves you money. Well insulated homes will be cheaper to keep warm. The better your insulation, the less time you’ll have to keep your heating on for. And that means lower heating bills. Double glazing helps most homes be more energy efficient nowadays, but what if you could do more?
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Triple glazing has one key difference compared to double glazing, and you may have guessed it. Instead of two panes of glass, triple glazing makes use of a third. As well as having an extra pane, triple glazed windows have gas filled cavities. This further improves their insulating properties.
Triple glazing is very common in Scandinavia. Because of its superior insulating properties, it’s perfect for such cold climes. For Scandinavian countries, winters are incredibly harsh. So it’s even more vital they are well insulated. If triple glazing is good enough for homes on the edges of the Arctic circle, surely it will make a big difference to yours?
If you opt for triple glazed windows over double glazing, your home will be warmer. The effectiveness of windows as insulators is measured in U-values. A lower U-value means better insulation. For example, walls are manufactured to have a U-value of 0.3 or lower. Single glazed windows can have values of 5 or more. Double glazing is made to have a value of roughly 1.6. Triple glazing in comparison, can give you a U-value as low as 0.8. This means that if you go for triple glazed windows, you’re getting a window nearly as insulating as a wall.
This extra insulation serves to make your home comfier. With single and double glazed windows, the temperature near them drops significantly. The temperature around triple glazed windows, however, is much closer to room temperature. Meaning you’ll be able to sit near them without feeling a noticeable chill.
Extra insulation present in triple glazing helps keep more than just the cold out. They also give your home far better acoustic insulation than other windows. You’ll forget you live on a busy street with the benefit of triple glazing sound insulation.
It’s likely that eventually triple glazing will become standard. Why not future proof your home? Get in touch with Cumbria Windoworks today to find out more about getting triple glazed windows. Give us a ring on 01228 904400 for a faster response.