Triple Glazed Windows and What They Offer Your Property

We are proud to install triple glazed windows for our customers throughout the UK. Triple glazing offers our customers significant benefits and all of our triple glazed windows are available in UPVC or timber, whatever the customer wants.

The windows we provide that are triple glazed are as follows:

  • UPVC windows
  • Casement windows
  • Sliding sash windows
  • Tilt and turn windows

Triple glazed windows have been around for many years and provide homeowners with an extra layer of protection for their property’s. If you’ve been searching for secure, energy-efficient, and durable windows that will stand the test of time, triple glazing could be just what you want.

What is Triple Glazing?

Triple glazing is similar to double glazing, except that it has an extra glass pane within the sealed unit. Triple glazed windows are made up of 3 layers of glass with 2 gas-filled cavities between each of the layers. The space between each of the window panes is filled with argon gas, making it hard for heat to escape. Triple glazing provides homeowners and commercial properties with the highest rated windows you can get.

Triple glazing has become almost synonymous with home efficiency, improving window insulation by a further 50%. But how does triple glazing work to create such a change in your property?

The Frames of Triple Glazing Units

Triple glazing can be installed into a variety of frame materials and styles, including UPVC, aluminium, composite, and timber frames. The style of your property and the current windows in your home will dictate which material would be best. Even if your home is situated in a conservation area, having to comply with strict building codes, it is possible for you to upgrade your windows to triple glazing. UPVC is a fantastic choice for such properties and is a great choice for such windows.

How is Triple Glazing Different from Other Windows?

The efficiency of triple glazing is increased depending on the treatments and the type of glass used. Here we will look at the different types of glass found in triple glazed windows and what each offer.

Low Iron Glass

The most commonly preferred type of glass used in triple glazing is low iron glass. This glass doesn’t have a blue and green tinge as seen in most standard glass panels, instead, it appears clearer and whiter. The clearness of the glass panes allows for plenty of light to pass through into your home.

Low E-Glass

Otherwise referred to as low emissivity glass, these window panes are coated in a microscopic film that reflects infrared energy or heat. The glass then reflects the heat back into the room, rather than letting it escape outside. This ensures that any heat generated inside your home remains there, keeping your home warm and comfortable all year round.

The central glass pane in low e-glass is made of toughened glass. This ensures that it is less prone to thermal stress, such as cracking when exposed to hot temperatures from inside the home and cool temperatures from outside simultaneously. By installing toughened glass within your triple glazing, the risk of thermal cracking from stress is reduced by 4-5 times the amount compared with untoughened glass.

How is Triple Glazing Manufactured?

Triple glazing is manufactured in a very controlled environment. The glass panels are carefully inserted into the chosen frame and then carefully sealed to prevent leaks from happening before the gas is inserted.

The frames of your triple glazed windows are a very important part of the unit as they hold the glass panels in place. The air pockets carefully created inside the triple glazed windows contribute significantly to the overall efficiency of your windows. And with professional installation and strict quality control throughout the manufacturing and installation process, you can rest assured that the area around your window frame is sufficiently sealed to prevent air leaks and to provide numerous benefits to your home.

How Thick is Triple Glazing?

What many people don’t realise about triple glazing is that although the three glass panes significantly increase the thickness of your windows. However, average houses can still accommodate triple glazed windows into their walls with ease.

Structurally, the increased thickness and subsequent weight of triple glazed windows is hardly ever a cause for concern. To find out whether triple glazing would be right for your home or not, speak to one of our window specialists today.

Triple Glazing Insulates Your Property

Although colder countries like Canada and Scandinavia have been using triple glazing for decades, triple glazing is a fantastic insulator for all homes. It can improve your home’s energy efficiency significantly compared to standard double glazing. So, although we may not experience weather conditions as severe as some countries, the UK still does suffer from harsh winters and increasing energy prices. Triple glazing can help ease the discomfort and help you enjoy comfortable temperatures and falling energy costs all year round.

Do You Need Planning Permission for Triple Glazing?

If you live in a listed building or conservation area, it’s unlikely you will need planning permission for the installation of triple glazed glazing. The only reason you’d need planning permission is if the installation of your windows affects the character your property. If you’re unsure, we can offer any advice you need on this.

Is Triple Glazing Right for You?

Triple glazing is a beneficial, safe, energy-efficient, and fantastic investment for any domestic environment wanting increased interior comfort levels and security. If you’re unsure whether triple glazing is right for your property, contact our window specialists today. We would be more than happy to answer your questions and advise you on the best triple glazed windows for your home.

hayden

Hayden is the founder of South Coast Windows and Home Improvements, a family-run company with over 40 years’ experience in the industry. You can read Hayden’s full bio here.

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