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How Beneficial Are Triple Glazed and Double-Glazed Windows and Doors?

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Those opting for double glazed windows and doors must have confronted the question, “whether double glazing or triple glazing?" at least once in his lifetime. Finding the answer to this question could be the hardest thing if someone has no knowledge about both these alternatives present in the markets. Therefore, we have come up with a post discussing the benefits and drawbacks of both these options and moreover, the main differences between them. Let us start by determining their differences. What Is the Difference between Double and Triple Glazed Windows? According to the experts, there is not much difference between them in terms of their physical overview or exterior structure. The only difference between them is that the double glazed windows and doors come with two panes of glasses, whereas the triple glazed version has 3 panes fitted in them. Based on the physical overview and general glance over the features and benefits, it can be said without any doubt that triple glazing version is definitely superior. However, there are several other things that you need to know before taking any decision related to selection.


Energy Efficiency According to the sellers and suppliers of uPVC windows, one of the biggest reasons why people switch from single pane to double-pane installations is the energy efficiency. This energy efficiency factor comes with an additional pane so the question here is whether it’ll increase with triple glazing and the answer is, "yes"

Around a quarter of household heat is lost via windows, so to maximise the insulation here, is crucial to ensure that you are reducing heat loss as much as possible. You may not be aware, but heat loss from your home is measured using U-Value and on an average, single glazing come with the U-Value of 5.6 and double glazing has 2.8.


But as compared to double glazed windows and doors, those having triple glazing come with the U-Value of 0.8 and keeping this in mind, the selection process can be made easier. Experts say that having an extra pane of glass has its role in decreasing heat loss. Other than this, there is an extra gap in between the panes that is usually filled with inert gases and this helps a lot in keeping the home pleasantly warm from inside. However, one thing to keep in mind before switching from single to double or triple or from double to triple is that energy could be wasted from several other channels. Therefore, it’s important that you get the insulation and loft of your home checked as well for leakage.


Other than this, doors and windows as well as flooring should also be checked to make sure that energy is not getting leaked from any other source. Noise Reduction Sellers of awning windows say that noise reduction is another feature that both these options can impart to you in the best possible manner. This feature comes in really useful if you live in a noisy, built up area or on a busy road with heavy traffic as they can reduce the noise level significantly. It can be said that double glazed windows and doors offer good quality noise reduction, but with triple glazing, superior quality noise reduction can be experienced. Double glazed windows and doors having triple glazing come with the U-Value of 0.8 and keeping this in mind, the selection process can be made easier. Doors and windows as well as flooring should also be checked to make sure that energy is not getting leaked from any other source.

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How Beneficial Are Triple Glazed and Double-Glazed Windows and Doors?  

Double glazed windows and doors having triple glazing come with the U-Value of 0.8 and keeping this in mind, the selection process can be ma...

How Beneficial Are Triple Glazed and Double-Glazed Windows and Doors?  

Double glazed windows and doors having triple glazing come with the U-Value of 0.8 and keeping this in mind, the selection process can be ma...

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