Double glazed windows are getting to be the standard on most homes up and down the UK, with most new builds fitted with them straight away. Relatively few homes still have single paned glass windows, and the ones that do tend to be of a certain age that they might need replacing in the very near future. It is easy to see why double glazing has taken over its single paned counterpart: not only is it much more secure and resistant to scratches and damage; it is also much better at keeping your hard earned heat energy inside your house, so you are not wasting any energy whatsoever.
This means that when you have double glazing installed you are able to turn off your central heating much earlier and still keep your home at a comfortable temperature, which means that you are not spending more than you need to when you are trying to keep your home warm enough to live in.
Triple glazing is now making some headway in the market too, thanks in part to major advances in manufacturing techniques which are ensuring that triple glazed windows are getting more and more affordable for more and more people. When you compare triple glazing to its double paned counterparts, it is tempting to suggest that it is simply thicker, and therefore just that little bit better at keeping energy in; which is true of course; but there are many other advantages to the high tech windows too.
One of the most useful benefits of triple glazed windows is the noise reducing capabilities it offers. Since it is made of three thick panes of glass with a vacuum in between each, there is a great deal of sound proofing when compared to any other windows available on the market at the moment, which is great news for those who live in a noisy neighbourhood; those who work odd shift patterns and find themselves awake during the night and attempting to sleep during the day; and those who like to watch their movies and listen to their music really, really loud. In the past, if you have been living next to a motorway or near an airport for example, you might have thought you have no real option for a quieter life but to move to a different house, but thanks to triple glazing there is now a much cheaper alternative.
There are many advantages to triple glazed windows, including their noise reducing qualities; but they are also incredibly versatile, and able to be installed in most walls and composite doors.