The truth is that a triple glazed sealed unit is going to cost you more compared to a double glazed one. Therefore, the question is; why is this the case? Well, the bottom line is that manufacturing is expensive. Keep in mind that it needs an extra chamber to be filled with argon gas, an extra-tough glass, extra spacer bar, and even more for transportation because of its size and weight.
When considering new windows, you will want to consider conserving heat inside your home and you will perhaps think about soundproof windows in the UK. However, cost is a major factor in the decision-making process.
When it comes to double glazing, the cost will not be affected as much even when a person decides to over double-glazed. (Query: Rephrase? Meaning is unclear.)That is because it simply works out like a simple extra square metre it cost generally revolves around £100 per square metre.
What is the Cost of a Triple Glazed Window?
As is clearly visible, we offer a wide range of windows. Furthermore, there are various material choices and different systems to choose from. As such, if you decide to go for our standard white uPVC window system with just a few opening in double glazing, it will cost you £ 465 including VAT. On the other hand, if you chose to go for the equivalent but triple glazed, then it will cost you about £565. What does this mean? Well, it merely means that you will pay about 22 per cent more.
Triple Glazing and Heat-Loss
It was found that a house in the UK loses up to 20 per cent of heat through windows. With this information in mind, the best move would be to install insulation products. As such, you have to compare the extra cost of triple glazing against the amount you would save in heat bills. The truth is that payback will not certainly happen within one day. Because the amount saved of heat bill accumulates with time, having a triple glazed product is the long-term choice. However, the option is up to you.
The Benefits of Triple Glazed Windows
Of course, just like everything else, installing a triple glazed window comes with its benefits. The main benefit revolves around heat insulation. However, even though this is the case, it is essential to note that not all triple glazing is the same. There are many systems available for triple glazing; however, to get the most out of them, the gap between glass panes should be 16mm and filled with a gas such as argon.
Argon gas helps in reducing heat loss through the glass panes. If the gap is reduced, then thermal performance reduces – unless you use an expensive gas such as Krypton. For these reasons, the optimum size of a triple glazed seal unit should be 44mm and have a gap of 16mm. The glazing industry calls this system a 4/16/4/16/4 unit. These units are large, and there is no doubt they offer more than 40 per cent improvement.
Your window choice can be based on the number of glass-panes a window contains. However, it is wise to look at the WER (Window Energy Rating) first before making your choice. This is a reliable method of determining a window’s thermal efficiency.