Single-pane windows are now a thing of the past. When it comes to window thickness, you now can choose between double-pane windows and triple-pane windows. Besides a difference in price, there are other important differences and benefits offered by double-pane and triple-pane windows.

Triple-Pane Windows

Triple-pane windows, as the name implied, as made of three layers of glass. There are layers of gas between the two outer layers of glass and the inner layer of glass. These windows are great for extreme climates, such as cold or hot climates, due to their insulating properties. In an area where freezing is considered almost warm during the wintertime, these windows can help keep your home warmer and allow you to spend less money heating your home. In a hot climate, these windows will help keep your home cool and keep the heat out.

Triple-pane windows are also great at reducing noise. Since any sound waves have to travel through three layers of glass to get into your home, the sound that makes its way into your home will be greatly dampened. These types of windows are great in noisy locations, such as a home that faces a busy road or located in the middle of a city.

Keep in mind though that triple-pane glass are heavy windows and they require a little more support than a lighter window.

Double-Pane Windows

Double-pane windows have become the standard window that is used in most construction projects for the last couple of decades. Double-pane windows are a big upgrade from single-pane windows that used to be used in most homes.

They provide more than adequate noise protection for your home. They also provide temperature protection as well, and have good insulating properties, which can be increased by pairing your double-pane windows with frame material that is designed to protect your home from the heat-energy transfer as well, such as vinyl or wood window frames.

On top of that, double-pane windows are affordable, as they have become a standard used in most home building projects.

Triple-pane windows are made of three panes of glass, which provides extra insulation and helps reduce noise. They are great for extreme climates as well as homes located in noisy areas. For homes located in more temperate climates or quieter areas, double-pane windows are usually just fine. 

For more information on your options, including types of panes and Andersen replacement windows, speak with a professional to figure out what type of replacement windows are best for your situation.