Double or Triple glazing for bifold doors?

by Imagine Home Improvement Home Improvement

This article will outline the points of double and triple glazing to help you decide whether triple or double glazing is suitable for your bifold doors. There are several factors that would impact which glazing choice for bifold doors, such as the location of the residence as well as the location of the doors within the home.

One of the factors that are to be considered during the selection of the glass and glazing is the thermal and acoustic performance. The choice of double door glazing will contribute to the overall thermal efficiency of the room. The British Building Regulations minimum Uw value for bifold doors Is 1.6w/m2k

The acoustic performance of the glass will rely on the location of the property and how important noise regulation is to the particular project.

Triple glazing provides better sound insulation in comparison to double glazing. Triple glazing is a better insulator for outside noise and is recommended if you live near a busy road or industrial area.

It is essential to clarify that triple glazing doesn't take the place of actual ‘acoustic’ glass. Acoustic glass is specifically built to minimise sound levels and is usually laid out in commercial buildings within the city centre that need specific sound levels.

Triple glazing is a widely used choice with a glass box extension. In an urban environment, acoustic efficiency is going to be an appropriate detail to feature value to an extension.

It is not necessary to install triple glazing throughout your home, you can just add it within the rooms that need sound insulation the foremost.

Triple glazing is simpler at reducing the quantity of condensation that builds upon the within of the glass. If your house is vulnerable to condensation, choosing triple glazing may be a step in the right direction.

If minimum framework and maximum natural light through glass are your requirements aluminium will be the best choice for you. Aluminium doors are solid and sturdy with thin sightlines and can be specified to open in or out.  The Smart Systems Visofold 1000 Bi-fold door system uses dedicated aluminium profiles to create a door that has clear clean lines and provides fully transparent areas of glass. Opting for aluminium smart doors for your home can be an efficient choice   

Triple glazing weighs significantly more. It weighs around 35% more than double glazing. So it may deem as a problem if used in an original bifold door.

The other important thing to think about with a triple glazed door is that you simply are rummaging through three pieces of glass. Therefore some minor visual differences are inevitable. 

More advantages of double vs. triple glazing:


The cost of the window is far less than the triple glazing and offers similar energy efficiency.

Lighter weight

Double glazing is lighter and makes movable units — like bi-folds, sliding doors and opening windows — easier to open and shut.

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