Whether it's rising energy prices or the chilly British winter, more and more people are considering the benefits of triple Triple glazing. Originally created to tackle the harsh Scandinavian winters, triple glazing simply comprises three panes of glass in one unit with gaps between, each filled with an inert gas such as Argon.
As though by magic, triple glazing reduces the amount of heat loss through a window whilst still allowing heat into the room from the sun, a process also referred to as solar gain. This is achieved by the two outer panes of glass in the unit, which have a low emissivity, combined with the extra air gap filled with Argon. Most glass units installed are double glazed and have a U-value of around 1.3 to 1.0, at best. On the other hand, our triple glazed units can achieve a U-value of 0.6 using Toughened glass centre pane in all situations.
Let’s compare some results. If the temperature outside is very cold and it’s 21°c indoors, the following occurs:
The internal surface temperature will be around 1°C on a single glazing window.
The surface temperature will be around 11°C on a double glazing window (old technology).
The surface temperature is likely to be about 16°C on a more modern energy-efficient double glazed window.
On a triple glazed window, with a centre pane U-Value of just 0.6 like ours, the temperature is 18°C.