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Many houses have double pane windows, which usually were installed when the house was built. Nowadays with winters getting colder and colder, many homeowners in New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania thinking how to find better ways in making their houses more energy efficient. Thats when triple pane glass windows come up as the worthy energy saving option.
When we google triple pane vs double pane replacement windows we can see that a lot of confusion comes into play. Some people say that double pane replacement windows should be enough most of the time, other people claim that both double and triple pane windows do not make any big difference. So let us put all that hoola boola aside and look first at the numbers, what's the energy performance window sticker says.
So let's see what we got number-wise. Triple pane Replacement Window has got much better U-factor, it means that the heating system of the house is gonna be under less pressure in cold winter times, as the heat is gonna be kept better in the house with triple pane windows than with double pane. So we got savings here.
When we look at Solar Heat Gain Coefficient, the triple pane replacement window has got it lower, than double pane window, which means in winter time sun rays penetrate better into the house with double pane glass windows than with triple pane, but in summer time we are gonna enjoy better energy savings with triple pane, as less sun heat is gonna get into the house. Triple pane windows block approximately 80% of solar heat gain.
Visible Transmittance is lower in triple pane glass windows, we are gonna see a bit less clear through the triple pane glass window, the younger we are the more we can notice the difference, otherwise it is almost unnoticeable.
If you live next to a noisy street, the triple pain glass windows reduce noise. Some people say that there is no difference in noise reduction between double pane and triple pane, but it doesn't make sense. If to think logically then the sound waves are gonna penetrate less easily through the three layers of glass then two.
Triple pane glass windows make your house more secure. The third glass is an extra obstacle for a robber to get in to the house.
After all being said, now is the question: does the triple pane glass windows have any weaknesses? Well, like anything else in the world it does. The main weakness is that kind of a window can be much more expensive than double pane. But if you live in New Jersey or Eastern PA we have good news for you, we can offer you triple pane glass double-hun windows with Low-E, Argon Gas at slightly higher price than double pane glass windows.
If you are interested please call or email us.
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6/7/2016 05:40:58 am
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3/28/2017 02:21:04 am
great information very helpful to users i like it thanks for sharing this post
3/28/2017 04:12:18 pm
Thank you James!
My husband accidentally broke one of our double pane windows, so I started looking into getting a replacement. I didn't even realize that triple pane windows exist! It looks like the R-value is double in a triple pane. I would like my house to be as energy efficient as possible, so maybe I should upgrade my window, considering it needs to be replaced anyway. Thanks for the comparison.
11/25/2021 09:57:59 pm
I like how you mentioned that it is essential to have a glass that prevents small sun heat is gonna getting into the house. My uncle mentioned to me last night that he is planning to get their glass windows replaced due to cracked glass and asked if I have any idea what is the best option to do. Thanks to this informative article and I'll be sure to tell him that it will be much better if he consults a trusted glass windows service as they can answer all his inquiries.
8/11/2022 02:15:54 am
Reading about what triple-pane windows can provide to you was really interesting as a homeowner. Winter is one season that we really want to prepare for as much as possible since we live in an area where the snow and wind is quite harsh, so I wanted to find more upgrades we can do to our home to prepare for that. As soon as I find a window expert in the area, I'll get them to assist us with installing triple-pane windows as soon as possible.
10/27/2022 06:49:06 am
Useful Post!! When it comes to replacement windows, triple pane windows are one of the most efficient options on the market. But with a higher price tag comes the need to choose a qualified window installer. so i would like to suggest you Sun Control Center. Must contact them freely.
1/27/2023 06:26:41 am
Amazing article, thank you so much for sharing.
5/4/2023 07:36:43 am
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