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.
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.
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!
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.