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Does Triple Glazing Increase House Value Compared To Double?

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Really can not decide if to get triple glazing or double.

A couple of the points i am wondering on :

Will triple increase the value of the property compared to double if i sell in the future?

Is triple a lot more to expensive to fix out of warranty? For example the glass just needs replacing will i find it hard to get the glass and will it be a lot more expensive than double?
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  • baxiobaxio Forumite
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    Triple glazing is designed more for colder countries like in Scandanvia. It can actually make your house cooler during the day as sunlight can't get through it as well because it is thicker. It is also heavier and may not be compatible with older stone walls due to the weight.

    If you do decide to fit it, I'd go triple glazing on the North facing windows and double on the South facing windows for the above reasons.

    But personally I don't think it's worth it. We replaced the crappy old safesytle UK double glazing with more modern double glazing of better quality, including soundproof windows for the front bedrooms which are life changing!

    Not sure how it affects house prices, but I don't feel you get a return on investment in the UK, especially on the South facing windows.

    Dan
  • AdventureRocksAdventureRocks Forumite
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    baxio wrote: »
    Triple glazing is designed more for colder countries like in Scandanvia. It can actually make your house cooler during the day as sunlight can't get through it as well because it is thicker. It is also heavier and may not be compatible with older stone walls due to the weight.

    If you do decide to fit it, I'd go triple glazing on the North facing windows and double on the South facing windows for the above reasons.

    But personally I don't think it's worth it. We replaced the crappy old safesytle UK double glazing with more modern double glazing of better quality, including soundproof windows for the front bedrooms which are life changing!

    Not sure how it affects house prices, but I don't feel you get a return on investment in the UK, especially on the South facing windows.

    Dan

    Hi Dan,

    Thanks for your great help

    What are sound proof windows exactly? Is it the plastic part which is sound proof or is something done differently in the glass? Is there a big price difference?
  • baxiobaxio Forumite
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    I say sound proof, it's more like sound resistant. We can't hear most of the traffic, just the buses, mopeds and boy racers (and they are quieter) but it's quiet enough now to sleep.

    It's between the price of double glazed and triple glazed (triple glazing also cuts out noise.)

    I think it just has a thicker layer of argon gas in it which insulates against the sound.
  • EssexExileEssexExile Forumite
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    I doubt triple glazing will affect the house value. I don't see why it should cost much more to replace sealed units, they are not dear anyway.

    We only got it because it hardly added anything to the cost at the time. I can't say I've noticed any difference sound wise.
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  • I remember watching some kind of test on the one show or something similar where they created an environment and tried to test which glazing would reduce the most amount of outside noise pollution and it appeared that on that test double glazing actually did a better job at keeping noise out. Take that with a pinch of salt but from what people tell me double glazing is more than good enough in most scenarios, save your cash and get fancy handles or something like that.
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    For ordinary windows in most locations I would say that DG is sufficient.

    I would appreciate triple glazing on very large window walls, or if there was a serious noise issue (traffic, airport etc). But I don't like houses with large window walls or noise issues anyway.
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  • DoozergirlDoozergirl Forumite
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    It will not increase the value over DG. People just don't care that much.

    For the price difference it offers very little extra warmth. In fact, the frames are what will let the thermal performance and U Value down near to that of the DG. Unless you're spending an absolute fortune more than DG, you're getting pretty much the same product.

    We've built ourselves an airtight house and still gone for DG, except we've gone fancy in the fixed roof lights as that's where most heat would be lost from the windows.

    Don't bother. They will make no noticeable difference and never pay you back. There are probably better energy savings that you can make in your home that will pay for themselves.
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    edited 25 June 2019 at 7:20PM
    OP, take no notice of Baxio, ive 25 years at the core of the industry so i think i know what i'm talking about.

    No it wont up your house value.
    Yes easily replaced if needed.
    Yes, triple is a little more expensive .
    You will never ever notice the difference between double and triple.

    "as sunlight can't get through it as well" one of the funniest things ive read on here in a while.
  • no1catmanno1catman Forumite
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    Hi Dan,
    Thanks for your great help

    What are sound proof windows exactly? Is it the plastic part which is sound proof or is something done differently in the glass? Is there a big price difference?

    Since Feb last year have all bar one rear bedroom window replaced all our d/g windows, with laminated noise reduction d/g to give an appreciable difference - live of a dual carriageway. Extra cost - about £60.00 per window.
    Incidentally, did query about 'triple' but was advised against it, as it is the d/g are A+!
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    save your cash and get fancy handles or something like that.


    Unusual glazing won't sell your house, but if it's really fancy, like fake leaded lights or weird coloured inserts, it may pee off prospective buyers with [STRIKE]better[/STRIKE] more conventional taste than you.

    Well finished, quality kitchens and bathrooms sell houses, but even those won't increase the value in line with their cost, or shift the house to a quieter, more up-market position if it's in an undesirably noisy place.
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