DOUBLE VS TRIPLE GLAZING – WHICH SHOULD YOU CHOOSE?
With their ability to retain heat, keep out noise and make your home more secure, both double and triple-glazed windows offer a significant improvement on single-pane windows
But how do you decide on which type of glazing is best for you? We’re here to help, so you can have confidence you will install the perfect windows and glazing for your home.
What is Double Glazing?
A double-glazed window is made up of two panes of glass.
Double glazing is found on most houses nowadays and is generally very reasonably priced. People that upgrade from single glazing to double glazing will start to notice the impact on their electricity bills as soon as they are installed.
The PROS of double glazing:
- It can be cheaper than triple glazing (typical price estimates)
- They can reduce heat loss by up to 100%.
- They are the most popular choice for households across the country.
- Overall, double glazing tends to be less expensive than triple-glazed windows and it is often a popular choice due to its great all-round performance.
The CONS of double glazing:
- They are less energy-efficient than triple glazing.
- Double glazing is not as secure as triple glazing. In which the third pane adds an extra layer of strength.
- They aren’t as long-lasting as triple glazing.
What is Triple Glazing?
A triple-glazed window is made up of three panes of glass.
The extra pane of glass over double glazing traps even more heat in your home and is a great choice for rooms that are often cold and receive very little natural light. These rooms tend to be north-facing. With added noise-reduction benefits, triple glazing is a wise choice if you have particularly noisy surroundings, such as a nearby motorway, plus the extra pane helps to further increase home security.
The PROS of triple glazing:
- Increased efficiency which leads to lower energy bills
- Produces a low “U-value”
- More secure against break-ins, due to the added layer of glazing
- Enhanced noise reduction, making them ideal for homes situated in loud, busy, or built-up areas
- A warmer home thanks to less heat loss
- Potential to add value to your home
The CONS of triple glazing:
- Installation can be more expensive than double glazing.
- A lot heavier than single or double glazing, due to the added layer.
- They might not be necessary for the UK climate.