DOUBLE GLAZED, TRIPLE GLAZED, COATED OR COLOURED
Glass is a costly investment and one that you don’t want to get wrong. Whether it’s double, triple, coated or coloured, it’s always a difficult choice.
Once, all windows had to do was let in light, but no longer. Glazing is required to contribute towards the thermal properties of your home and triple glazing outperforms the rest. However, it can be expensive compared to double glazed, although some customers are prepared to go the extra mile.
It’s worth pointing out that triple glazing can further reduce heat loss through the window compared to double glazing, making it a more efficient product.
Where can I use triple glazing?
The key benefit of triple glazing is its thermal efficiency, which means that the house uses less energy to heat and stays warmer longer.
An advantage of choosing triple glazing is that you can maximise the size of the window to let in as much natural daylight as possible, without having to worry too much about its energy efficiency. That makes triple glazing a great choice for French and bi-fold doors.
Does triple glazing have special coatings?
It is possible to have up tp two panes of low-emissivity (Low E) metallic coated glass, as part of the triple glazing unit. The low E coating is designed to conduct visible light, whilst controlling the passage of the heat, both into and out of the home. Heat, which would otherwise be lost through the glazing without a Low E coating.
Do our products accept triple glazing?
Yes, all our main window and door profiles accept triple glazing.
The one thing to bear in mind is that triple glazed units weigh more than double glazing. So, if you are looking for patio doors or bi-fold doors make sure that you choose a quality manufacturer such as ourselves. Otherwise you could be storing up issues for the future.
All our glazing units are argon filled as standard. By changing the air between the panes for argon gas, the unit has a greater degree of thermal performance and cost efficiency.
Commonly used in the upper floors of houses and flats, where cleaning from the outside can be problematic, the fully reversible rotates 180o, to allow for safer indoor cleaning.
Even when fully rotated, the opening sash does not enter the room, meaning the indoor furniture can be positioned close to the window, without obstructing its operation.
The reversible is very popular in Scotland and Northern Ireland, where it satisfies the local building regulations.
The casement has long been one of the most popular window styles in the UK, thanks to the ingenious simplicity of its operation.
Decades of investment and innovation have made it one of the most secure, thermally efficient and attractive windows available, which can be tailored to any sized space.
Top or side-hung, the casement offers the practicality and longevity to suit every style of property, and every kind of lifestyle. When an egress hinge is used, you can then clean the outside panel of glass from the inside.
The French casement offers the same benefits of the classic casement, but with a little extra versatility.
Both sashes open almost a full 90o and when opened simultaneously, one casement carries the central mullion, to provide unrestricted space and rapid ventilation.
Our French casements are ideal to keep you and your family safe when used as a fire escape on narrow windows. When an egress hinge is used, you can then clean the outside pane of glass from the inside.