Triple vs. Double Pane Windows: What are the differences?

Windows are a big investment for your home and choosing the right ones is very important. You will be enjoying the windows and the views of the outside for many years to come, so doing your research before you make the final purchase is key. You might have been reading about double and triple pane windows, but aren’t sure which one to select. What are the differences between triple or double pane windows?

Some windows consist of two panes of glass and they have the option of gas or krypton spacers that keep them separated and used as an insulator. Triple panes have three panes of glass and they do a better job than double pane windows on preserving energy in your home. These windows are designed to help reduce sound transmission, but more importantly will keep outside air from getting in and allow the air inside to stay in.  Triple pane windows are a little more expensive, so they are a great investment for individuals looking to live in their home for a long time. They can help reduce heating bills by 2-3% in a year, in areas that are very cold in the winter. Both triple and double pane windows are good at blocking outside sounds, too.

When you are doing your research on windows, ask our team of window experts about the U-value of the windows, too. Higher U-values are more efficient when it comes to blocking heat transfer than windows that have lower U-value. During the winter, windows with high U-values will help keep your home warmer and in the summer, it will help keep warm air from seeping in to the inside.

If your home has old and inefficient single-pane windows, you are likely losing money in energy costs. Double and triple pane windows will make a huge difference in your home and are well worth the money you invest in them. Multi-paned windows come in a variety of designs that can fit your home’s style and we are proud to offer a wide selection of windows that are rated high with Energy Star labels. We’re also proud to be a three-start trade ally of Energy Trust of Oregon. If you want more information, we can go over which windows will fit your home’s style and most importantly, your budget.

We’re happy to answer any questions you have about energy efficiency or other important differences between the various windows. In addition, there are rebates and incentives for eligible energy-efficient windows, so you can save money at the same time!

Contact us today if you need expert advice on window replacement in Portland, OR and don’t wait any longer to get your windows updated. 2017 is the year to start enjoying the benefits of new windows!