Double pane windows are the most popular replacement windows. While triple pane windows offer an extra layer of insulation, they do come with a higher price tag. Here's a breakdown of the benefits and drawbacks of each.
Why should I choose double pane windows?
Double pane windows are twice as energy efficient as single pane windows, and come at an affordable price. For most people, double pane windows make more sense financially. Triple pane windows can cost twice as much as some double pane windows, but the added benefits of that extra pane come with diminishing returns. For a sturdy, energy-efficient window, it makes most sense to go with double pane. In addition to being sufficiently energy-efficient for the average homeowner, double pane windows are also easier to fix. In case warranty work or repairs are needed, it is simpler and more affordable on a double pane window which means a faster and cheaper turnaround for you. Lastly, double pane windows weigh less than triple pane windows, making cleaning a breeze. Since most replacement windows tilt in to clean, this is an important consideration.
Why should I choose triple pane windows?
Triple pane windows are a true luxury window experience; they provide maximum energy efficiency through enhanced insulation as well as superior sound-proofing. If you want to minimize the impact of your carbon footprint, triple pane windows will deliver the highest level of insulation, requiring less energy to heat and cool your home. With a whole extra pane, its sound insulation is superior to other windows as well. If you live in a very noisy area, you may benefit from the extra quietness triple pane windows will add to your home. Lastly, triple pane windows add another layer of security to your home. With an extra pane of glass, you can still have the protection of a double pane window if one breaks while you wait for a repair.
We recommend double pane windows for most of our customers since it is the best value in terms of price and functionality. For most people, the increased cost of a triple pane window does not sufficiently offset the energy savings compared to a double pane window. However, there are also reasons why a triple pane window might be preferable for you. If you're in the Greater Boston area and want to know which window will be best for you, get in touch here and we'll point you in the right direction.