Triple Glazing Update

23 May

Spring is supposed to be here yet we still have the odd chilly days, so we thought it would be interesting to see if there has been any significant uptake by consumers to triple glazing.

This is where we would like you to come in, our trusty installers. Please use the comments area below to let us know your experiences or your thoughts on the subject of installing triple glazing.

 

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We have done a little research ourselves to discover more about triple glazing, any benefits and issues both  good and bad!

Well, we know double glazing already makes our homes comfortable and more energy efficient, so is there any advantage to installing triple glazing?

Triple glazing is very popular on the continent, in areas such as the Scandinavian countries with their colder climates but not been thought so necessary for our milder climate.  However, as previously mentioned, with a shift in our climate towards colder, wetter winters, maybe this opinion will be revised. If triple glazing is so successful for the cold areas of Europe, it stands to reason it would be valuable in the UK.

 

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Without going in to all the technicalities it seems triple glazing can help with a number of issues, one being the reduction of condensation within the home. This can be very good news for those home owners who do battle with condensation throughout the winter months.

What about the question of sound proofing? If you live on a busy road, near an airport, football ground etc, then triple glazing maybe a good consideration. Sunday morning lie-ins may become far more enjoyable!

Can triple glazing save money on energy bills? With rising energy costs this would be a very serious consideration to the home owner and could tip the balance in favour of triple glazing.

But as triple glazing is more expensive than double glazing to have installed are these advantages enough to outweigh the extra costs involved?

Let’s have a quick look at what some of these extra costs are. As expected the windows themselves cost more to manufacture, but there are other considerations that the consumer may not be aware of.

As the triple glazed windows are much heavier, consumables have to be stronger and by definition more expensive. More fuel and stronger transportation will be needed to move the windows from location to location, not to mention the manual handling of the windows by the fitters themselves!

 

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It seems triple glazing with its improved energy efficiency, great sound proofing, and the extra comfort it brings to the home, will certainly become more popular in the UK in time, especially as technology advances reducing manufacturing and fitting costs.

Let us know what you think.

 

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3 Responses to “Triple Glazing Update”

  1. uPVC Windows Scunthorpe May 24, 2013 at 10:37 am #

    We have had several enquiries for triple glazing in the last month; not sure why. Sold a big house full and the addition for triple glazing only came to around £850 on 18 windows and 2 french doors. Ideally if you had a soft coat low-e internal pane and then 2 panes of k-glass with thermal spacer and krypton gas it would be fantastic for thermal retention!

  2. KayB June 10, 2013 at 4:35 pm #

    We’ve seen a big rise in both general enquiries related to triple glazing and subsequent sales. What’s been surprising is that alot of homeowners have not only been drawn to triple because of the energy performance but they’ve been specifically interested in the acoustic properties of triple glazed windows. We’ve run a couple of advertising campaigns that have featured triple glazing and offered price-related promotions when we initially launched it and had a lot of interest but even prior to launch we were receiving numerous enquiries as to whether we installed triple glazing.

    I’m not sure why the sudden interest all of a sudden as I don’t see it being advertised particularly by the national brands, all I can think of is that due to home energy costs and general living expenses continuing to rise home owners are continually driven to look towards maximum energy savings when considering any home improvements.

    • Admin June 14, 2013 at 12:53 pm #

      Thanks for your feedback. Very interesting

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