Economic And Practical Advantages of Triple Pane Windows
Is it worth to get triple-pane windows? Whether to install triple vs. double pane windows is a question that many homeowners face when shopping for replacement windows.
There are many advantages of triple pane window replacement, including superior energy efficiency. Before you shop for windows and schedule your windows replacements, you should read the following article to see exactly what these advantages are and how they can save you a great deal of money.
Benefits of Triple Pane Windows
First of all, one needs to understand what exactly a triple pane window is. You might have heard these referred to as triple glazed windows. The terms are interchangeable and refer to the number of panes that are present in a window unit. Most homeowners opt for at least double-pane windows, but we will point out why their triple-pane counterparts are more cost-effective.
Triple-Pane Windows Reduce Noise Pollution
If you live in an urban or other densely populated area, chances are you want your window replacements to be as soundproof as possible. Due to the presence of a third window pane, these windows are naturally more soundproof. Vinyl triple-pane windows come with an insulating glass unit between the panes. Otherwise known as the IG unit, it helps reduce noise pollution in addition to providing insulation.
Triple Pane Windows Have More Insulation
As they contain two chambers between the panes, triple pane replacement windows provide extra insulation. Both of these window chambers can be filled with krypton or argon gas. These inert gases provide superior energy efficiency. Thanks to the insulation, the additional window pane allows them to be 20% more efficient than double-pane windows. You will notice a larger reduction in your energy bills with triple pane compared to double pane windows.
Triple Pane Windows Mean Higher Low-E
Low-E glass (low-emissivity) helps to minimize the amount of ultraviolet light that comes through the glass without affecting the amount of light itself. This will help maintain a consistent year-round temperature in your home without taking away from the amount of natural light provided by your windows. An additional pane of glass means higher Low-E, which is an improvement of as much as 35% over double pane windows.
Triple-Pane Windows Help Prevent Window Condensation
Window condensation forms when water vapor forms on the window glass due to high levels of humidity. An extra window pane can help reduce the vapor on the glass. Thus, it will help to lower energy costs while keeping your home at a more comfortable indoor temperature.
When you are ready to upgrade to triple-pane windows, be sure to consult the experts at Total Home Windows and Doors. We’ll meet with you in the comfort of your home to provide a free consultation and help you decide which style of windows will best fit your home. Call us today to get started with your window replacement project.