Double Glaze vs. Triple Glaze UPVC Windows
Single pane windows are now part of the past now. They were cheap but lacked the quality to maintain the temperature of the home. They were also not weather resistant. Trends have changed and now this is the time of UPVC windows. They are weather resistant and have the best quality to resist heal and cool to maintain the temperature of the home. These are also best known to save energy costs in the long-run. People are always confused on whether to go for double or triple glazed UPVC windows.
In this article, to remove that confusion to some extent, we will be comparing these two highly popular UPVC windows.
Double Glazed Windows
Double glazed windows have much less price than triple glazed windows. They are affordable as compared to triple glazed windows. There are two panes of glass and the gas is filled in between the two panes and then they are sealed. The gas acts as insulator that resists heat and cool in summer and winter season respectively. With double glazed windows, fiberglass frames are the best choice because they are designed in such a way that the closed back frame can support a double glazed window without folding or warping.
Triple Glazed Windows
Triple glazed UPVC windows have higher price as compared to double glazed windows. They can upset your budget to a noticeable extent. If you have a higher budget, you should go for triple glazed windows. There are three panes of glass and gas is filled between these three panes which means that you have double layer of gas. These UPVC windows have much higher capacity to resist heat and cool. They are more weather resistant because of having more layers of glass. Argon and Krypton are two of the most popular gases that can be used in these windows. Triple glazed UPVC windows are much heavier than double glazed windows and need a strong frame material that can be durable enough to last. Due to the amazing properties of fiberglass, fiberglass frames are able to resist heavy loads without twisting and warping overtime.
The Winner Is…
The winner is difficult to decide because these two type of windows are of different budgets. However, you can choose the one that suits your needs the best. If you have a comparatively lower budget, you should go for double glazed windows. They will suit you and will also maintain the temperature of your home. If you have a higher budget, triple glazed windows will suit you. But if the condition of your house is not very nice or the house is old, you should avoid triple glazed windows because they are heavy and can damage your house. You should choose double glazed windows in that case. They are lighter in weight and still possess the quality to resist heat and cool to save you a lot of bucks from the energy expenses in the long run. The choice is all yours.
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