What Are the Benefits of Triple Glazing?

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What Are the Benefits of Triple Glazing?
Triple glazed windows avoid many problems of standard windows. (windows image by Matt K from Fotolia.com)

Triple glazing is a term used to describe windows that contain three panes of glass each, with an air gap between each pane. Triple-glazed windows enable homeowners to avoid many of the problems associated with standard two-pane windows. The extra coverage comes with a higher price tag, but that extra expense brings with it a series of benefits that make triple glazing a worthwhile investment.

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Less Condensation

Condensation will form on a window when there is a difference between internal and external temperatures. Whichever side is cooler is where the condensation will form. It occurs more in the winter months, but is possible at any time of the year. The air gaps between each pane of a triple-glazed window help reduce the formation of condensation by balancing out the temperature of the inside and outside pane.

Less Draft

It can be disheartening to walk by a closed window in the winter months and feel a cold breeze against your skin. The extra layer of protection in a triple-glazed window will help prevent drafts from finding their way through your windows.

Less Noise

Windows are the most vulnerable area of the house when it comes to incoming noise. Your roof and walls can muffle sound effectively, but the thin glass of a window lets much more get in. The insulating effect of the air gaps and the extra pane will make it noticeably quieter in your house.

Better Heat Insulation

One of the biggest problems with standard two-pane windows is heat loss--and the subsequent dollar loss of higher heating bills. Triple-glazed windows keep heat inside, and the air gaps between each pane create an insulating effect that saves energy year round.

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