Benefits of Triple Pane Windows Vs. Double Pane

Double pane windows are two panes of glass with a layer of argon gas in between them. Argon gas is nontoxic and 38% denser than air, this feature enables it to increase the windows insulating abilities dramatically. Triple pane windows have three panes of glass with argon gas in between them. There is a debate amongst window specialists whether or not triple pane windows are better than double pane windows. Both types of windows offer significant benefits. However, the answer depends on a few different factors.

When deciding whether to install triple or double pane windows the most critical determining factor is the climate in which you live. In colder climates, triple pane windows can save 2-3% on energy costs more than double pane. Triple pane windows are also known for reducing condensation, fewer drafts, and increasing comfort in a home.

Another benefit of triple pane windows is that they offer greater noise reduction than other windows. This benefit can be an attractive feature for those who live in busy cities or near busy streets.

Triple pane windows can contribute to home security because they are thicker than other windows due to the extra pane of glass. The extra pane of glass adds strength to the window and makes it harder to break which will make your home safer.

Triple pane windows are more expensive than double and weigh a lot more. It is not uncommon for some homeowners to use triple-paned windows in the bedrooms of the home and double pane everywhere else.

Our windows meet EnergySTAR® Most Efficient Requirements and have features that add up to .19 U- Value. We strive to bring you the highest quality windows at the most affordable prices. Call ARC Contracting for all of your window replacement needs. We are located in Appleton, Wisconsin and serve the surrounding Fox Valley and Madison areas.

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