Triple Glazing has been around for many years, but until very recently most triple glazed products have incorporated 28mm thick units. This thickness is more commonly found in double glazed windows. The triple glazed units are 40mm thick. This dramatically improves thermal efficiency by up to 40% – a real saving in both energy and cash. As such, this range truly qualifies as being one of the best high performance windows available in the UK and all of our triple glazed windows are backed up by a British Fenestration Ratings Council (BFRC) energy label.
Although many double glazed windows achieve an ‘A’ rating, the next generation triple glazed windows can significantly improve the energy efficiency of your home even further.
Brighouse windows triple glazing range can help you save even more on your heating bills. Energy costs will almost certainly continue to rise and according to the Energy Savings Trust, a staggering 26% of all domestic heat loss escapes through windows.
Should we switch to triple glazing?
Now, a U-value of 1.6 may look good when compared to what we have been fitting relatively recently, but compared to the U-value demanded for walls – currently less than 0.3 and due to fall even lower – you can see that windows remain weak spots in the overall thermal efficiency of a building envelope. Hence the tremendous pressure to improve their performance even further.
The key benefits are really to do with comfort. If you insulate the walls, roof and floor of a house, and you ignore the glazing, you end up with cold spots surrounding the windows at night, which cause draughts, draw heat away from you if you sit next to them, and result in streams of condensation running down the panes. So, in essence, the standard of glazing has to match the standard of the insulation elsewhere in the house, so that the warm wrapping around the house performs consistently.