A Brief Guide to Single, Double and Triple Glazing
In our modern world where energy prices are through the roof, it’s all about finding smart solutions to keeping your home energy efficient. One feature that shouldn’t be overlooked is your windows. Your windows are an area of your home where energy loss is even more abundant than the rest, so it’s essential that you have the appropriate glazing in place to ensure that you keep the heat in your house and the cold out - and vice versa in the summer months.
Read on below as we tell you the glazing options available and which may be best for your home.
Single glazing is the least efficient type of glazing for a window. It consists of a single pane of glass, meaning energy is able to escape more readily between the inside and the outside. Typically, no homes in the UK use single glazing as it is not energy efficient enough, however there are some exceptions such as some listed buildings, in which double glazing is not always allowed.
This is the type of glazing most people will be familiar with and will have in the windows of their own homes. Double glazing features two panes of glass, with the space between them typically filled with a noble gas (such as argon) to slow down the rate of thermal transfer.
Vacuum double glazing is also available, in which there is a vacuum between the two panes, as a form of insulation.
Triple glazing, then, as you can expect, has three panes of glass. This extra pane improves a window’s efficiency yet again, although it does also come with an increased price point. Weighing up these factors, then, is it actually better?
Which Glazing is Best for You?
You may think that, surely, triple glazing is the best option in all scenarios, however this may not be the case. Though it’s safe to say that single glazing is out of the question (unless you have a listed building), being much better suited to temperate climates, the pros and cons are more balanced when it comes to double and triple glazing.
For example, if you have excellent insulation throughout your home, live in an area that has a relatively consistent climate within the expected range for each season (such as those down south or in the centre of the country) and live in a relatively quiet suburban or rural area, then double glazing should be more than suitable for your home.
However, if you live somewhere with excessive noise pollution such as a city, live up north where it tends to get much colder and have particularly high energy bills, then triple glazing may be better suited to you to counteract each of these issues.
Professional Glazing Services
Whether you’re after double glazing or triple glazing for your windows, we’ve got the solutions for you here at True Window & Glass Centre. From triple or double glazing installations to double glazing replacements, our experts have the knowledge and qualifications to meet all your glazing needs.
Get in touch with us today to discuss your requirements.