Double or triple glazing?

Double or triple glazing?

If you are contemplating replacing your windows, it pays to consider all of your options. It is estimated that window replacement in a home can cost 5-10% of your overall home value, so making a mistake can be costly.

Replacing windows with the right option for your home is also good for your carbon footprint and your wallet because investing in frames that exclude drafts can cut down on home energy usage and bills.

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Double and triple-glazed windows are amongst the warmest and most secure windows available to homeowners who are considering replacing their windows Stroud. Both double and triple glazing have advantages and disadvantages, but what are they?

Double glazing

Double glazing has an air gap between two airtight panes of glass that acts as an insulating buffer to heat loss and as a magnifier for solar gain. Double glazing can help with soundproofing and, if fitted by a reputable specialist such as, will reduce heat loss in the home. It has a thinner frame than triple glazing.

Cons of double glazing

Double glazing is neither as secure nor as efficient at retaining heat in the home as triple glazing.

Triple glazing

Triple glazing is similar to double glazing but with an extra pane of glass in the middle, sometimes made of PVB glass. It is very efficient at retaining heat, more so than double glazing and more secure as three layers are harder to break through than two.

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Triple glazing can sometimes be noisier than double glazing as the extra pane can increase vibration if not made from a specialised laminated glass. Also, the depth of the frame is bulkier.

Whatever option you choose, you are on your way to a warmer and safer home.

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