Depending on the needs of your project, you may choose to consider triple glazing.
Modern windows are typically constructed by using two panes of glass, but can also be upgraded to include three panes, known as triple glazing. PLANITHERM glass is ideally suited to double or triple glazed windows. By choosing triple you may save even more on your heating bills thanks to the very low U value* that can be achieved.
Double-glazing using PLANITHERM will already provide an excellent level of energy efficiency. However, triple glazed windows can offer even more thermal perforamnce thanks to the additional benefit provided by the third pane of glass and gas filled cavity
If you are considering installing triple-glazed windows containing PLANITHERM glass, here are some of the key differences compared to modern double glazing.
1. Save even more on heating bills - double glazed windows already have an optimised energy balance to maximise cost savings and exceed the requirements of current building regulations. Triple glazing allows a high level of solar heat gain, capturing warmth from natural daylight and drawing it into your home, combined with exceptional thermal insulation properties to keep the heat in. The outcome is a window that may well achieve and exceed the maximum "A+" window energy rating and provide an even lower U-value* for even more savings on your energy bills.
2. Maximum comfort - as with modern double glazing, the enhanced thermal efficiency of triple glazed windows ensures that cold spots are eliminated. Triple glazed windows can also be optimised to deliver excellent thermal acoustic performance - minimising noise levels from outside. This can also be achieved with acoustic laminated glass or combining different thicknesses of glass in double glazing.
3. Enhanced security - by using laminated glass in double glazing, or by having an extra pane of glass in triple glazing, greater security can be provided keeping your home safe and secure.
Find out more about Triple Glazing in our FAQs section.
*U-value reflects the thermal insulating performance of a building. the lower the co-efficient is, the better the insulating performance.