Triple glazing…Not tempted then?

5 Mar

Recently we asked the same question on our Fensa Fitters Poll, and our Facebook page. “Would you be tempted by the benefits of triple glazing?” A simple “Yes / No” answer…The results were quite surprising…

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On our Facebook page, 62% of people were interested in the potential benefits of triple glazing, while on our Fensa Fitters poll; only 46% of you were tempted.

Perhaps the reason for the difference is that on our FENSA Fitter poll, more people from within the industry answered the question, and had already made their mind up to the subject. On Facebook, we likely had more consumers answering who may be more open to the possibility of triple glazing.

So do consumers and members of the industry need to remain open to the benefits and idea of Triple Glazing? Have many of you made up your minds already? Or is it simply something you haven’t thought about and won’t until it comes to replacing your windows?

Please have your say below in our comments. We are interested to know what you think are the benefits of triple glazing for you, what are the downsides, and would you be tempted to install Triple Glazing when you need to replace your windows?

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5 Responses to “Triple glazing…Not tempted then?”

  1. kmorton13 March 5, 2012 at 6:05 pm #

    Triple glazed windows would be an excellent choice of products if you lived in the Arctic or near the equator. Otherwise, consider wearing a snowsuit in the summer or running around in the winter with your underwear on. While either of these options would be correct in the right season, during the wrong season, they are not appropriate. Triple glazed windows are suppose to change consumers perception, 3 is better than 2, right? WRONG! Depending on where you live in North America, for example, you can select from a variety of dual glazed options that will be the most efficient for the performance of your home. I live in Southern Ontario, we have both a heating and cooling season and a dual glazed product is sufficient enough. In the windows that I recently purchased, I selected a hard coat Low E on surface 3 with argon gas. This is a nice and balanced glass that will allow the heat in during the winter to reduce my heating costs and keep the cool in during the summer. I used these windows in combination with interior shutters, which allow me to better control the light and heat that enters my home. Next step, my Southern Exposure may get a little warmer than some people would like during the summer, therefore, I am planting deciduous trees that have leaves during the summer for shade and during the winter when they lose their leaves, they allow the sunlight into our home. They are also an excellent source of oxygen. Unless our climate dramatically changes, there is no reason for triple glazed windows, in my opinion.

  2. Vicki Dickson March 6, 2012 at 11:26 am #

    We had Triple Glazing installed in November by the Advanced Group Scotland based in East Kilbride. It has made a massive difference to our home, you can really feel the house getting warmer quicker and staying cosy after we switch our heating off. In fact, it seems that our triple glazing is working so well that we now have condensation on the outside of our window!

  3. Danielle Pickup March 26, 2012 at 3:30 pm #

    We too Vicki had triple glazing installed in 2011 and were amazed at the results. Some people might say triple glazing can be expensive but we must have already saved a fortune on heating bills and the likes. Quadruple glazing anyone 😉

  4. AWM_PVC October 3, 2012 at 2:20 pm #

    I am personally sceptical over the benefits of triple glazing over double glazing for the UK climate. As double glazing can achieve a u-value of 0.9 by using soft coat technology and anti-sun glass I do not see the need to change to triple glazing.

    The other consideration is how the triple glazing will look once installed as the majority of uPVC profiles are designed to take 28mm glass.

    Triple glazing will benefit people living in noisy, built up areas due to the dual air gap and increased glass thickness. This acts to disturb the sound wave as it passed through the glass.

    In sum I would personally only offer triple glazing to my customers if they were subject to noise pollution. Otherwise I see no need to change from double glazing.

  5. Triple Glazing October 8, 2013 at 9:47 pm #

    Sureglaze UK only do triple glazing and they say they haven’t done any double glazing in the last three years so there is obviously a market for this kind of thing.

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