Pros and Cons of Triple Glazing
You may have heard about the benefits of double glazing in regards to saving you money and reducing external noise, which may have inspired you to install it in your own property. Although this information still stands, there have been advancements in glazing which has meant you can save you money and improve your home – with triple glazing.
As with all newer advancements there are pros and cons and we at All Regions Glazing explore this further.
Pro: Energy Efficiency
As with all energy efficiency products, there are ratings which establish where a product falls. With this in mind, it is worth noting that triple glazed windows are 40% more efficient at retaining heat so you can do your bit for the environment at the same time as improving the look of your home.
Pro / Con: Costs
According to an Energy Savings Calculator by the Glass and Glazing Federation, if you have A-rated windows you may be able to save £7,500 over two decades from your energy bills alone. This is great, except the con is that they can be a slightly more expensive investment, so if you’re on a budget it may not be the choice for you.
Pro: Home Value
Although this may come in to the point above, the value of your home can increase with the installation of triple glazing, which is something that may work out better than other home improvements. Obviously if the cost of installing this outweighs the additional revenue you will receive, then sticking with your double glazing may work out better.
Pro / Con: Sound proofing
Again, this falls into both categories as those with sever exterior noise may benefit entirely from triple glazing which provides one of the best sound barriers for the home. But also with the point above, if this isn’t something that particularly affects you, then the additional spend may be best put into something else.
With all of the points in mind, it comes down to personal choice and needs. Triple glazing is proven to save you money over a longer term, but the initial investment may be too much for some homeowners to spend.
For more advice on any of your glazing needs, please don’t hesitate to contact any of our team through our website.