Will windows of the same glazing at a higher cost generally fare better?
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allegrif

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I'm looking at two triple-glazing options for the last window in our house that needs replacing. It's a big one. One of the options is almost twice as expensive as the other - the salesman of course assures me it's far superior, but then he would do. Do you think paying extra for the same glazing will actually deliver better results in terms of energy efficiency and longevity?

Zarostulus

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Often, but not always. You can always check before you buy now though using the windows' energy ratings. These range from A+ to G, with A+ obviously being the best. Two windows at different prices but with the same rating might not always be equal however, one may be better in other areas such as shatter resistance or transparency.

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Yes, as a general rule. The number of panes of glass isn't everything. Have you ever seen a comparison of the performance of double glazing from the 90s with double glazing from the last couple of years? It's a completely different product!

allegrif

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Thanks, I never really thought of how technology has moved on. I suppose some cheaper windows still use an older manufacturing process then, which makes them less effective/efficient?

 

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