Triple Pane vs. Double Pane Windows


Published on June 19, 2014 under Energy Efficiency

When you are thinking about replacing your windows, there are many decisions you have to make. The question of double pane windows vs. triple pane windows is likely to come up. In general, more is always better, but this may not be the truth when it comes to double pane vs. triple pane windows.

The similarity between the two windows is that both of these windows work by holding inert gas between layers. A double pane works by holding this gas between two layers of glass; a triple pane uses three layers of glass which includes a middle layer of glass between the two outer layers. The layer of gas in between the glass helps with insulation, which works to slow down cold or hot air from moving through the window.

Double Pane Windows

Double pane windows advantages include moderate efficiency and pricing. On top of this, double pane windows tend to be lightweight. While they are not as efficient as triple pane, the cost and fact that they are lightweight often outweighs the triple pane windows advantages.

Triple Pane Windows

The advantage of installing triple pane windows comes down to the fact that they are very efficient. The disadvantages can outweigh this efficiency, with the cost of each window being significantly higher. Triple pane windows are also much heavier than the double pane windows.

Here in Maryland, while we do experience cold days in winter and hot days through the summer, we generally do not suffer from extreme temperatures. This often makes double pane windows the best choice when it comes to new window installation in our area.

Need New Windows in Maryland?

If you live in an older Maryland home, you might still have single pane windows separating the great outdoors from the interior living space. Old, leaky, single pane windows make it more expensive to heat and cool your home. They also let drafts enter, which makes you feel less comfortable. Consider upgrading to double pane windows from Potomac View Energy and notice an immediate difference.

Interested in double pane window installation in Maryland? Contact Potomac View Energy to schedule a free, in-home consultation. Our windows come with a lifetime warranty and your energy savings alone will help pay for your investment over time.

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