Double-Pane vs. Triple-Pane Replacement Windows: Which One Makes Sense For You?

At this point you most likely have realized how multi-pane windows are superior to their single-pane counterparts particularly in terms of thermal and sound insulation. These sophisticated replacement windows, which feature two panes of glass inserted with inert gases in between, rank high on energy efficiency allowing you to have a more comfortable temperature inside your home regardless of the season while keeping your energy bills at a minimum. Given that two panes have huge advantages over single panes, you probably think that having more than two is even much better. After all, as the saying goes, “the more, the merrier,” right? Well, this isn’t always the case. In fact, we here at Zen Windows St. Louis don’t normally advise our clients to get triple-pane windows.

Don’t get this wrong. Triple-pane windows are great. They are essentially double-pane windows on steroids employing the same basic principles and structural notions. They look good and insulate even better. However, there are cases when they are impractical especially in regions where added insulation is not necessary. The only time we recommend them is when our clients need extra protection from:

  • Direct sunlight – When you’ve got a room in your house that takes the full blast of the sun’s rays, this is when a triple-pane window becomes necessary to provide you with all the thermal insulation that you will need. We can install triple-pane windows on this side of your house while the rest will have to do with double-pane units.
  • Noise – Triple-pane windows are great at blocking a significant amount of noise from getting inside your home. If you live in areas where noise is a daily problem, you can definitely benefit from the installation of triple-panel windows. With them around, you can look forward to sleeping soundly at night and doing your chores during the day without the need for earplugs.

To help you figure out if your home truly needs strategically positioned triple-pane windows, get in touch with us today and tell us about your situation. We’ll help you come up with the most sensible decision that will enable you to have a higher level of comfort and convenience at home without spending more than you should.