Smart Sash Windows is one of the few suppliers of tilt and turn and sliding sash window that also features triple glazing options! Triple glazed sash windows offer a huge number of benefits, such as energy efficiency and noise reduction, as well as several timber options.
We offer a wide selection of windows and doors that all feature our triple glazing. Our list of products includes but is not limited to casement windows, sliding sash windows, French doors, patio doors, and folding sliding doors. All of our triple glazed products feature outstanding U values and are filled with either argon or krypton in order to ensure the maximum insulation and soundproofing for every unit. We are able to offer superior U values as low as 0,5 W/m2K with the krypton options.
Triple glazing also provides for a huge boost in the energy efficiency of your home. Even in homes with the best insulation, you can expect savings of up to £175 per year on your energy bill!
What is triple glazing?
IN a nutshell, triple glazing is a way to insulate doors and windows; it’s not unlike double glazing in that it relies on adding extra panes of glass and space between the panes of glass to act as a protectant against residual noise and escaping heat. For triple glazing, three panes of glass are placed sequentially in one window frame. Then, the panes are sealed with the gaps left in between them.
The layer of air or gas in between the three panes of glass is there to serve as an insulator and noise reducer. It prevents heat from leaving the house and keeps noises outside the house. Triple glazed windows and doors are the most effective option for achieving these goals.
Recent research proves that up to 20% of the heat in a home can easily escape from windows, even if they’re closed. As such, the heating systems in these homes are overworked and using more energy than is really necessary, just to maintain the temperature of the home. More traditional double and single glazed windows have a bad reputation thanks to their inefficiency when it comes to keeping heat inside the house. Triple glazed doors and windows, on the other hand, have been proven effective time and time again.
How does triple glazing work?
Basically, the air or gas trapped between the three panes of glass in a triple glazed window or door is in a space much too small to allow circulation. As such, any heat transfer by convection is prevented. Plus, with the use of a poor conductor like argon, the rate of heat loss is dramatically reduced.
What are the benefits of triple glazed windows?
- Reduced amount of heat that escapes from your home
- Improved energy efficiency and lower energy bills
- A warmer and more comfortable home, thanks to efficient heat-trapping
- Strong and more secure windows and doors
- Less residual noise that seeps into your home
What are the drawbacks of triple glazed windows?
- More expensive than single or double glazing options
- Less natural light can enter your home
When is buying triple glazing worth it?
If you consider all of your options carefully, you’ll probably see that triple glazed doors and windows are a great long-term investment for your home. With the simple installation of triple glazed products, you’ll be sure to see a dramatic increase in the overall performance of your house. You’ll hear less of the noises from outside, which is a great benefit for those living in a noisy area.
In addition, your home will be much more secure. These are just a couple of the many improvements that triple glazed doors and windows can offer your property.
But, it’s very important to bear in mind that you’ll only see these noticeably obvious changes if you’re upgrading from single or old double glazed units. If you have newer double glazed windows, for example, the shift to triple glazed sash windows won’t create such a dramatic change in your home’s performance. So, it’s not really wise to go from new double glazed windows to new triple glazed windows.
If you’re looking for major results from minor changes or investments, heavy curtains are a great place to start. They give extra insulation to your double glazed windows, especially if you keep them closed at night. Plus, they don’t use any extra energy!
If you’re looking for a great alternative to triple glazing, you should check out secondary glazing. Secondary glazing means that an extra single pane of glass is fitted into another frame on top of your existing single or double glazed window. Thus, you get that added insulation, just like with a triple glazed sash window, but you don’t have to pay to have the windows completely overhauled.
What’s the cost of triple glazed sash windows?
Triple glazed sash windows will almost always run at a higher price than double glazed counterparts. For instance, if you get one window double glazed for 350 GPB, you can expect a window of that same size and shape to cost about 485 GBP for the triple glazed version. The truth is that for triple glazed sash windows, the price varies depending on the size, shape, and style of the windows.
Below, you can see a table that details the prices of some of the more popular options for triple glazed sash windows, based on the size and number of rooms in your house.
|Property Type||Number of Bedrooms||Number of Windows||Typical Cost|
As you can see, the price of each individual triple glazed sash window drops as you commission more and more windows. As a result, it’s a much better investment to install triple glazed sash windows all over your house, instead of one by one.
How much money will triple glazed sash windows save you?
When you upgrade from single or old double glazed windows to triple glazed sash windows, you can expect to save plenty of money, even if your home is already well insulated or energy efficient. For example, an average detached house can possibly save up to 175 GBP every year thanks to the extra insulation and energy efficiency provided by triple glazed sash windows.
The table below illustrates how much you could save on average if you invested in our durable and reliable triple glazed sash windows:
|Energy Rating||Detached House||Semi-detached House||Mid-terrace House|
|A++||£135 – £175||£85 – £125||£75 – £100|
|A+||£130 – £170||£85 – £120||£70 – £95|
|A||£120 – £160||£80 – £110||£65 – £90|
Why Choose Smart Sash Windows for triple glazing supply and installation?
We are the best choice for homeowners in the Brighton and East Sussex area! We offer products and services of the highest quality, with careful quality controls at every single step of the process.
We are proud of our history of excellence in terms of customer service and satisfaction over the years. Feel free to contact via telephone or our website in order to learn more about all the different services that are available.
What really sets us above our competition is our passion and ability to surpass all expectations from our customers. We will never shy away from the work and investment that sets and maintains our standard of excellence. We will always go the extra mile for our customers, both literally and metaphorically!
Smart Sash Windows is the best choice for anyone looking to improve their home with the reliable help of our expert technicians who will be with you every step of the way. Aside from offering the highest quality products from aluminium windows to conservatories and orangeries, we also offer the best solutions and advice from the inception of the project to post-installation follow-up.
Since we’ve been rated with a 98% satisfaction rate in a recent independent survey by the CPA, we can confidently claim that you, too, will be satisfied with our products and services. We also encourage you to read through our numerous customer reviews or reach out for recommendations from our satisfied customers, all of which are monitored and verified by a neutral third party. In addition, we are proud to be the only local company to be accredited by both Which? and Check a Trade.
At Smart Sash Windows, all of our products are manufactured with state of the art technology. This ensures a smooth and blemish-free product, no matter what you order from us. Our technicians are also all highly trained, so you can rest assured that they’ll do a great job putting in your new windows or doors. We never use subcontractors, which means that we bear the responsibility of anyone who works for our company. All of our products come with a standard 10-year guarantee which is insured by the CPA. So, you can feel at peace about your investment!
We offer a 30-year guarantee on all timber products, as well as a 10-year guarantee on all glazing, ironmongery, and sealing.
Triple glazed doors and windows are significantly more secure than single glazed doors and windows, and in many cases, than double glazed ones, too. That extra pane of glass in a triple glazed door or window ensures that the glass is less likely to be broken, thanks to the toughened glass. This allows you to rest easy, knowing that your home is secure.
While we can’t give a certain answer to how long they’ll last, the longevity of your doors and windows will depend a lot on your location, the weather, the material, and how much maintenance you do on them.
Most companies will tell you that they last around 20 years. However, the best range is from 10 to 35 years. Also, the windows may stay beautiful while losing their ability to effectively insulate and protect your home. This happens as the gas slowly escapes from between the panes over the years.
There’s about a 30% price difference between double and triple glazing; of course, triple glazing is the more expensive of those two options. For instance, you could expect a window with dimensions 1660mm x 992mm to cost about £490. If it’s triple glazed, that same window will cost about £595. But remember, these numbers only reflect the product and don’t include the installation costs.
If your double glazed windows are fairly new, they probably have a U value around 1.6. New triple glazed windows have a slightly better U value of 0.8; the difference isn’t super noticeable in the average home. You may notice only slightly warmer room temperatures as a result of changing out your newer double glazed units for triple glazed ones.
Our triple glazed units come in sealed units already attached to their appropriate frames. When it’s time for installation, your old frames will most likely be thrown out to make way for the new ones. The old double glazing frames aren’t strong enough to support the new triple glazed windows.
The heaviness of the three panes of glass can sometimes be too much for weaker window sashes to bear. As a result, in places where there is too little insulation or noticeably weak sashes, using triple glazing isn’t recommended.
Much like their double glazed counterparts, triple glazed windows are designed with soundproofing in mind. That added layer of glass and the gaps between the panes help to significantly reduce the amount of residual noise that gets into your home.
All of our installers are accredited with either FENSA or CERTASS, which are the leading regulatory bodies in the industry. We verify the credentials of all of our installers, so you’ll always be sure that you’re receiving the most skilled and the most professional service in Brighton and East Sussex.
Double glazing is, in most cases, a big upgrade from single glazing. Double glazing offers not only better insulation, but also noise reduction, which makes it an ideal solution for people who live near a busy street, train track, or flight path. IN those cases, you may also take into account triple glazing, which can further reduce the outside noise.