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Letting in light was once the sole function of a window but no longer. Glazing is now expected to contribute to the thermal properties of our homes and triple glazing outperforms the rest. Originally designed for the harsh winters of Canada and Scandinavian countries, triple glazing could reduce the heat loss through the windows by a third more than efficient double glazing and the sound insulation is improved too.
Why choose Triple Glazing?
The main benefit is in thermal insulation. Triple glazed windows reduce the amount of heat lost through windows whilst still allowing in heat from the sun - this is known as solar gain. Your house will stay warmer thus using less energy to heat it - this has positive ramifications for both the environment and your pocket.
How does Triple Glazing work?
While double glazing consists of two layers of glass with an air gap between them, triple glazing gives you three layers of glass with two air gaps. Just as with double glazing, the glass can be treated to make it more energy efficient, and the air gap can be filled with an inert gas such as argon, to help reduce the heat loss.
For further information in regards to triple glazing, frames and installation, please get in touch.