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A very common question we receive from our local Connecticut customers is, “Are triple-pane windows worth it?” You’ll find a lot of conflicting information online, so we’re here to help you decide whether triple-pane windows are worth the investment for your Connecticut home.
But first, let’s talk about the difference between double- and triple-pane windows.
Double-pane windows, often referred to as dual-pane windows, consist of two panes of glass separated by a small gap. The gap is typically only a few millimeters wide and is usually filled with argon gas to act as a protective sound barrier and improve your home’s energy efficiency. They are available in a variety of styles, including casement, sliding and garden windows to perfectly match your home’s style.
Triple-pane windows are similar to double-pane windows, but they consist of three panes of glass separated by two gas-filled gaps. This provides superior energy efficiency and noise reduction. For environments with extreme temperatures and high noise levels, triple-pane windows are particularly useful. For those looking for ultimate energy efficiency, triple-pane windows are the most high-performance option.
With two panes and one layer of argon gas, double-pane windows are great for all climates, except areas that experience harsh winters.
Triple-pane windows are the most technologically advanced window on the market and, with their doubled layers of argon gas sandwiched between three panes of glass, these windows provide unmatched energy efficiency. Triple-pane windows are most commonly used in climates that experience cold winter weather or in homes in noisy areas.
Homes that opt for triple-pane windows typically see their energy efficiency improve by 20-30%, and a home in an area that experiences harsh winters, like New England, can save 2-3% on energy bills.
At Window World of Connecticut, we offer both double-pane and triple-pane replacement windows in select styles. Our expert staff can help you determine which option best fits your needs and budget and answer any questions you may have about the benefits of each.
With this in mind, are triple-pane windows worth it for your home? Let’s discuss the pros and cons.
Triple-pane windows are especially beneficial in colder climates like Connecticut. The extra panes of glass and two gas-filled spaces provide more insulation than double-pane windows, keeping your home warmer and more comfortable in the winter by reducing the transfer of heat from inside your home to the outside. This also allows your HVAC system to work effortlessly when temperatures drop, saving you money on your energy bill.
The extreme temperature difference between the inside and outside of your home can cause condensation to build up on the inside of your windows. Triple-pane windows can reduce this by maintaining a consistent temperature on the surface of the glass.
Particularly important in urban areas or near busy roads, the extra pane of glass also acts as a stronger buffer against outside noise.
With the frigid winters Connecticut offers, your home is likely to benefit from the extra insulation triple-pane windows provide. Your home will be more comfortable, you’ll save on your electric bills and you’ll enjoy a boost in curb appeal. Ready to get started? Schedule your free consultation today!