Maximum comfort and energy efficiency
Although choice of glass may seem insignificant when compared to the shape and final design of windows, it is a highly functional and important decision which can save on costs and increase comfort.
As the openings in buildings, poorly insulated windows can account for a large proportion of heat loss, for example. This can, however, be effectively reduced with modern windows featuring triple glazing.
The key features
As its name refers to, a triple-glazed window features three panes of glass encased in its profile's sash and frame.
The space between panes if then commonly filled with a sealed inert gas, such as Argon, which is denser than air and provides further insulation. Additional thermal spacers are also often added.
This multi-layered make-up ultimately means that the window glass is extra thick and very well-insulated which saves on bills related to heating or air-conditioning.
Heat is kept in rather than being lost via conduction to cooler exterior temperatures during winter. In summer, on the other hand, undesirable heat is kept out effectively, helping to ensure that interior temperatures remain stable year-round.