You’ve probably heard all about the benefits of double glazing, including increasing energy efficiency throughout your home and creating more soundproofing for your property. However, triple glazing is an option which can improve on some of these features, but this isn’t always the case. Wondering ‘is triple glazing suitable for my property?’ Let’s take a look at some of the factors to consider.

Noisy Locations

One of the main benefits of triple glazing is its soundproofing qualities, providing an extra layer of glass for noise to penetrate through. Therefore, if you live under a flight path, your home is next to a busy road, or you struggle to sleep at night without total peace and quiet, triple glazing could be a great solution for your property. Outdoor noise rebounds off the glass, reducing how much sound enters your home.

Energy Efficiency

Triple glazing typically has a better u-value than double glazing because adding an extra sheet of glass helps to stop heat escaping from your home. This enhances the thermal performance of a window, increasing warmth and comfort in your rooms. However, an important factor to consider is that the extra glazing layer could lower the solar performance of a window, reducing its heat absorption properties and how much of the Sun’s energy can enter. Homeowners will need to weigh up the differences between the two, and triple glazing is often suitable for those whose double glazing isn’t preventing other issues such as cold spots or condensation forming around the house.

Security Standards

Triple glazed windows can also help increase the security of your home with the thicker glass being harder to break for any would-be burglars or anyone who thinks about causing damage to your property. However, the weight of the extra glass may be a problem for some homeowners if they have sash windows which require lifting to open. It’s also vital to ensure your frames are suitable for this extra weight and a high quality material is used to support the glazing.

Making Your Decision

The type of glazing you choose for your new windows is dependent on a variety of factors, including your own priorities as a homeowner and what you want to achieve for your property. Whether you’re desperate for some tranquillity by blocking out noise intrusions, or you want to ensure your home has optimal energy efficiency, there’s a glazing option which is the most suitable for you. The easiest way to find out more is to speak to an expert who can assess your needs.

Here at Hamiltons, with over 45 years of experience and an excellent reputation in Surrey and London areas (including Chertsey, Chessington and Wimbledon), we can help you decide on the best new windows for your property. This includes assessing how each type of glazing will affect your home. Get in touch now to arrange your free consultation with one of our friendly, knowledgeable team.