Is triple glazing cost effective?

  • By Carl Smith
  • 18 Dec, 2017

In this blog we explore the benefits of triple glazing and ask if it's cost effective?


In the last few years we have seen major improvements to the standard double glazed units for windows and doors and these enhancements have been well communicated to the consumer

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However, a question we get asked regularly ‘is triple glazing so much better the double glazing and is it worth the additional cost’? so here is our blog in which we answer this common question.

 

There is no doubt that triple glazing can offer a benefits over double glazing such as

 

  • Greatly reduces noise levels, so worth it if you’re on a noisy roadway
  • Triple glazing can also help reduce condensation, so if you have a condensation issue triple glazing can help but this is subject to many other contributing factors

 

But, does it save you money?

 

To put it into simple term, if your house has 10 windows and your heating bill is £500 per year

You will lose around 20% of your energy through your windows which will equal around £10 per window

 

If you fit triple glazing you will reduce this energy lose by between £1 and £1.50 per year per window

 

So, if it cost around £50 per window extra to fit triple glazing then it will be around 35 years before it starts paying you anything back, by which time your windows will probably need replacing again.

 

In summary:

 

There are a few reasons why triple glazing may be right for your i.e. to reduce noise pollution and prevent condensation but saving money is not one of them

By Carl Smith 04 Jan, 2018
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Large companies often spend fortunes on advertising,staff and fancy showrooms which is then passed onto the consumer.
Big doesn't mean better products and most importantly better service.It's always worth getting one of your quotes off the small local company,you will be surprised how much you can save.

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By Carl Smith 18 Dec, 2017

In the last few years we have seen major improvements to the standard double glazed units for windows and doors and these enhancements have been well communicated to the consumer

in

However, a question we get asked regularly ‘is triple glazing so much better the double glazing and is it worth the additional cost’? so here is our blog in which we answer this common question.

 

There is no doubt that triple glazing can offer a benefits over double glazing such as

 

  • Greatly reduces noise levels, so worth it if you’re on a noisy roadway
  • Triple glazing can also help reduce condensation, so if you have a condensation issue triple glazing can help but this is subject to many other contributing factors

 

But, does it save you money?

 

To put it into simple term, if your house has 10 windows and your heating bill is £500 per year

You will lose around 20% of your energy through your windows which will equal around £10 per window

 

If you fit triple glazing you will reduce this energy lose by between £1 and £1.50 per year per window

 

So, if it cost around £50 per window extra to fit triple glazing then it will be around 35 years before it starts paying you anything back, by which time your windows will probably need replacing again.

 

In summary:

 

There are a few reasons why triple glazing may be right for your i.e. to reduce noise pollution and prevent condensation but saving money is not one of them

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