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The glass you choose in your windows can make a significant difference to how they perform once installed in your home – but contrary to popular opinion three panes are not always better than two.
Despite the extra cost, triple glazing is becoming more popular than ever. According to Steve Rawding, our sister company’s Sales and Marketing Director, however, you don’t need triple glazing to maximise the comfort in your home.
“Glass is a crucial factor in defining the energy performance of your windows and homeowners automatically think more panes mean more savings but that’s not the case,” said Steve.
“With three layers of glass, triple glazing is designed for insulation, however when you’ve got special coated glass you not only get the same level of insulation as a triple glazed unit, but you also get all the benefits triple glazing doesn’t provide, including enhanced security, energy efficiency, and improved noise reduction.”
Smart Low-E coatings on glass, a one-way door for trapping and holding energy, stop 56% more internal heat escaping, and for a good night’s sleep, it provides 20% better noise reduction than older-style double glazing and is also better than triple glazing for reducing outside noise.
As the glass is laminated, it doesn’t shatter, making it much more secure, and it also helps protect furniture from fading, blocking 99% of damaging UV rays.
“Comfort glass ticks all the boxes and provides better performance than triple glazing,” added Steve. “And with the prospect of new building regulations to make homes more efficient and secure, Comfort glass sealed units will be more in line with them than triple glazing. So, it makes more sense to choose Comfort glass.”
With more than 50 years’ experience installing to homes in Suffolk, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Kent, and Essex, multi-award-winning A&B Asset can help you decide the best conservatory for you. For more information call 01473 467173 or contact us online.