Upon sitting down at a replacement window showroom to consult with a staff member, you’ll be asked whether you want double pane glass or triple pane glass. The extra pane of glass, combined with the inert gas fills between the panes of glass, will make the interior of your home more comfortable all year round. So, from that perspective, going with a triple pane window would be the best option. However, triple pane windows cost slightly more than double pane. Luckily, the government has recently launched the Canada Greener Homes Grant which reimburses homeowners who make energy efficient renovations such as upgrading to triple pane windows. Take a look below for a few other benefits of triple pane windows to decide whether this upgrade is worth it for you.
First off, both double pane windows and triple pane windows are superior to single pane windows when it comes to noise reduction. But triple pane windows are superior to double pane windows on this front since they have an extra pane of glass. You can decide if you want to spend a bit more for an extra pane of glass. Be sure to ask staff at the showroom you patronize for help deciding what windows would work best for noise reduction.
Studies have shown that the extra pane of glass makes triple pane windows more energy efficient than double pane windows. But the difference is not as big as you might think. So while the difference will be reflected on your monthly utility bills, you might decide that double pane windows are just fine for you and your family. You can ask staff at the window replacement shop you visit to explain how much better triple pane windows are than double pane windows in terms of energy efficiency. Then you can determine if the higher cost is worth it.
With triple pane windows, you’ll have more glass space to place low-E glass coatings. This will help to keep your home warmer during the cold weather months and cooler during the hot weather months. Double pane windows, too, will do an admirable job.
Whether you decide to go with double pane windows or triple pane windows is entirely up to you, but if you want specific advice relevant to your situation, contact us at Brock Doors and Windows Ltd. We specialize in offering the highest quality vinyl replacement windows, and it’s our goal to offer great products, customer service, and installation service to our clients. For the help you need, call us directly or visit our showroom. We’ll answer your questions, give you recommendations, schedule an in-home or virtual consultation, and work with you to get the right windows for your home. You don’t need to delay a home improvement project that will benefit you and yours in so many important ways. You can join the thousands of families across the GTA and Simcoe County who have bought our replacement windows and have had them professionally installed by our installers. We’re here when you need us. Let us know how we can help.