This is a question that many UK homeowners are asking, as they look for even more efficient ways to retain the valuable heat that is generated to keep the home warm. We all know that double glazing helps to retain the heat during the winter, and for many years, double glazing was as good as it gets regarding thermal insulation, yet triple glazing offers even better thermal and sound insulation.
- Argon Gas – The secret to the amazing thermal insulation properties of triple glazing lies with the use of argon gas inside the two chambers, which greatly reduces the heat transfer, and with two separate argon gas compartments, the heat transfer is almost zero. If you would like to know more about triple glazed windows in Bristol, there is a local firm that specialises in bespoke triple glazing solutions, and they would be happy to pay you a home visit to discuss the many options.
- Additional Cost Vs Benefits – While triple glazing is obviously more expensive than double glazing, the extra cost is not substantial, and in the event you already have double glazing, the extra benefit would be far outweighed by the cost of replacing the double glazed units with triple glazed ones. If, on the other hand, you have single pane windows, then triple glazing offers much greater benefits than double glazing, for both thermal and sound insulation.
If you live near a busy road, railway line or airport, triple glazing will shut out a large percentage of exterior noise, plus it will help to keep energy use to a minimum.