Triple Glazed Windows – Why They’re Worth It
It might seem like an obvious point to make, but windows are among the most noticeable features of any home. Like front doors, they’re among the first things visitors notice when they first lay eyes on your house, so if you want to make a good impression on guests it’s important to make sure you keep them in tip-top condition.
After all, shabby-looking windows can really bring the appearance of a home down. But there’s also the practical side of things to consider. As well as choosing windows that suit the appearance of your home, you’ll also no doubt want to ensure your windows are efficient.
For years, double-glazed windows have been a firm favourite among homeowners and conservatory companies. Coveted for their energy efficiency and practicality, millions of homes across the country have been kitted out with double-glazing.
However, it seems more and more people are coming to the conclusion that three layers are better than two – hence the recent rise in the popularity of triple-glazed windows. But before you decide whether or not to make the upgrade yourself, it’s well worth taking a look at exactly what triple-glazing has to offer.
With public awareness of environmental issues on the rise and – perhaps more pressingly – energy bills soaring, energy-efficient windows are in demand among British homeowners. The price of gas and electricity seems to be on an endless upward trajectory, and millions of households are teetering on the brink of fuel poverty.
This is why it’s so important to ensure your home has windows that keep heat trapped in, as this can help you save significant amounts of money on your utility bills.
Triple-glazing has long been used in colder countries such as Norway and Sweden, and it’s only in relatively recent times that it’s started to gain a foothold in the UK market. Triple-glazed windows are manufactured to a particularly high standard, helping to maximise retention of heat and giving homeowners much-needed peace of mind over their energy usage.
Another benefit of triple-glazed windows as opposed to their double-glazed counterparts is that they’re better at reducing noise levels. This can be particularly handy for those who live in busy, built-up areas and want to ensure their home remains relatively tranquil amidst the surrounding hustle and bustle. If, for example, you live by a busy main road, it may be beneficial to upgrade to triple-glazed windows.
Value for Money
It goes without saying that many of us are keeping an anxious eye on our spending at the moment, and one of the main things to consider before forking out for triple-glazed windows is the overall value for money they offer. Of course, it’s well worth shopping around and doing a spot of research to see what windows are best for your home – and your budget – but triple-glazed windows can provide long-term savings on energy bills.
What’s more, if you’re thinking of selling your home, triple-glazed may also prove particularly attractive to potential buyers. Depending on where you live, it can be tough to sell property in the current climate, so triple-glazing could turn out to be a real boost to the value of your home.