Triple glazing boosts energy efficiency
Have you ever wondered how triple glazing works? Are you thinking about replacing your windows and you’d like to know what the best option is for your home? Do you want a warm, secure home with excellent levels of energy efficiency and an attractive exterior aesthetic? If so, triple glazing from your local Sheffield installers could be the perfect solution. Before you make your decision, let’s have a look at how triple glazing works.
Triple glazing improves your home’s thermal and acoustic insulation. Working in the same way as double glazing, the third pane further increases the window’s performance, boosting heat retention for a warmer home. The space between each glass pane is filled with an inert gas such as Krypton or Argon, then hermetically sealed. This helps to further reduce heat loss with two areas of inert gas as opposed to one with double glazing.
Triple glazing is inherently strong. The robust structure of the sealed unit provides the ability to glaze large areas without compromising the window’s performance. Internal condensation, draughts, and cold spots will become a thing of the past with professionally installed triple glazing.
Experience lower u-values
U-values measure the speed that heat is transferred through a window. A window that achieves a low U-value will provide better thermal performance. A high quality double glazed window will usually achieve a U-value of around 1.6 W/m²K. Triple glazing however, often achieves U-values as low as 0.8 W/m²K. This reduction is comparatively large and will be noticeable in a building’s temperature and by reduced heating bills.
Energy efficiency is now an important part of our lives. As we look for different ways to reduce our carbon footprint, the efficiency of our homes comes under increasingly closer scrutiny. As part of Building Regulations requirements, all replacement windows and new build window installations must achieve a U-value of at least 1.6 W/m²K. To ensure compliance, triple glazing is becoming an increasingly popular choice.
Reducing noise pollution with triple glazing
In the 21st century, more and more people live in noisy city centres or near busy roads. Air traffic is busier than ever and many areas of the UK are close to construction sites as we seek to meet the housing demand of a growing population. Our lives are noisier than ever before. If you live in a noisy area, near a motorway or airport, triple glazing can help you create a quieter and more peaceful home.
The addition of a third pane in triple glazing has been proven to reduce noise pollution by up to 10 decibels compared to standard double glazing. That equates to a significant reduction of noise inside the home. Triple glazing looks set to replace double glazing in the coming years as the standard requirement for modern buildings.
If you live in a noisy area or you want to create a more energy efficient home contact Global Windows today. Call us free on 0800 610 1234 or send us a message online.