It’s quite difficult to visualise how much money you are losing from having inefficient Windows, whether these are original wooden windows or out of date, early double glazed windows that are no longer efficient and which use an earlier type of technology that has now been superseded. Imagine a thermographic camera trained on your house and showing different colours to indicate the heat loss from your house. It’s highly likely that your windows would show up as bright red to indicate that heat was pouring out of them and into the cold air outside.
Triple Glazing Outperforms Double
And when triple glazing is compared to double glazing, it’s the same difference again – triple glazing just will not let the heat out, while older double glazing allows it to escape into the atmosphere.
Sustainable Homes points out that triple glazing is already widely in use in Europe and also in Canada and Scandinavia. It is now gaining popularity in the UK because of the fact that the windows are made of three panes of glass rather than two with two air gaps, meaning that they are ultra efficient at retaining heat.
Reducing Noise and Getting Better Sleep
And as the UK becomes a busier and noisier place, triple glazing is being seen as a way to cut out traffic and other noise completely. We’re all keen on getting plenty of sleep these days, now that we know the health benefits – double glazing in Cheltenham is usually sufficient but in the noisier parts of town, residents will certainly get the benefit of a quieter house if they invest in triple glazing. Cheltenham Double Glazing Company Firmfix can advise on whether it’s worth your while to go for triple glazing or whether simply upgrading your current double glazing will prove sufficient.
The glass thickness is a key element in noise reduction because different thicknesses are able to block different frequencies. You may therefore need a combination of panes which have different thicknesses. The weight of the panes matters because the more compact they are, the more they reduce sound. And finally, the size of the gap between the panes also makes a difference to sound insulation. The gap between the panes is often filled with a harmless gas and this can also be used to reduce sound transmission.