Choosing the right window type is one of the major decisions you must make when building a new house or remodeling your home. Windows not only add ventilation and light to the home but also plays a vital role in your home’s energy efficiency. Triple pane windows are gaining vast popularity among most homeowners. As the name suggests, these windows consist of three panes of glass. These types of windows can benefit you in the following ways.
Increased Energy Efficiency
If you live in an extremely cool or hot region, triple pane windows can significantly lower your heating and cooling bills. Two layers of insulation gas separate the three layers of glass in triple pane windows. The commonly used gas between each pane of glass is usually argon, an inert gas with a low conductivity that helps reduce heat transmission through the windows. The invisible metal coating around the panes also helps prevent heat from escaping from the window edges. Once you install triple pane windows, your HVAC unit won’t have to work hard to cool or heat your house. This translates to lower utility bills. These windows also have a low solar heat gain coefficiency. They do a great job keeping outdoor air outside and conditioned air inside during summer.
You lose all the energy efficiency benefits if one layer of glass breaks or chips in a double-pane window. But if a triple pane window breaks, you will still have a double-pane glass left which can buy you more time to prepare for repairs before noticing reduced energy efficiency.
Low-quality windows not only waste your resources but also affect the house occupant’s comfort. Naturally, heat flows from hot to cold regions until the temperatures equalize. So if you have a single-pane window, heat will travel through the glass in search of cooler surfaces leaving chilly air during winter and hot air in the summer. Such windows also cause a draft and fluctuating room temperatures. You might try adjusting the thermostat, but it becomes very difficult to maintain comfortable temperatures as long as there is a leak. Remember that prolonged exposure to cool air can cause respiratory issues, while hot air causes heat fatigue. The extra layer of insulation in triple pane windows keeps heat in during winter and out in the summer, improving your house’s overall comfort.
Triple pane windows are much heavier and more damage-resistant than others. These windows have strong enough frames to handle heavy glasses. Most of them have fiberglass frames that can withstand heavy weights, so you don’t have to worry about caving in or bending at any point. These windows may also have premium super spacers that separate the panes, made of quality silicone resistant to UV oxidation. If you get a quality triple pane window, it can serve you for up to 20 years and more.
Reduced Condensation on Windows
Condensation on the windows occurs when moist air gets into contact with cool window surfaces. Poorly insulated windows allow conditioned air to seep through, making them cold. As a result, condensation may form. Indoor window condensation is very common, especially in the winter, and may result in mold growth, window frames, and wall damage. Triple-glazed windows offer high insulation and maintain warmer temperatures on the window surfaces, preventing condensation and moisture damage in your home. The more insulated a window is, the higher the temperature on the indoor window surface and the lower the likelihood of condensation.
Faulty windows can expose your house to intruders. Triple pane windows are made of three heavy glasses and strong frames. It’s very hard for a person to break through three glasses, which makes it harder for burglars to break in, minimizing the possibility of theft. The windows also come with an advanced locking system for added security.
Triple-glazed windows do a perfect job of blocking incoming noises. This is particularly beneficial for people living along busy streets or in noisy neighborhoods. Each of the three panes and the two gas-filled spaces ultimately dampen exterior noises and distractions, so you will enjoy peace and quietness in your home.
Blocks UV Rays
Triple glazing in triple pane windows acts as a barrier and can block up to 90% of UV rays. The low E-coating on these windows prevents harmful UV rays from entering the house. UV rays are very harmful to your health and can damage your property. Over time, preventing UV rays entry will help protect your window treatment and prevent fabric discoloration.
Transforms the House’s Appearance
Triple-glazed windows add beauty to your house without compromising on comfort. You can choose a triple pane window in your desired style and shape to complement your house’s architectural beauty. These windows are also customizable to suit any window style and size. The windows still allow adequate light into the building boosting your home’s attractiveness.
Increased Home Value
Triple-glazed windows may increase a house’s value, especially in areas that receive extreme weather where such windows are a standard feature. Replacing your windows with energy-efficient ones can give you an average of 70% returns on investment. This makes your house attractive to most potential buyers, so you won’t have difficulty closing a sale. Even if you don’t want to sell the house, increasing its value improves your home equity.
Promotes Environmental Sustainability
Since triple-glazed windows reduce noise and lower energy through their advanced insulation technology, they play a vital role in environmental sustainability. This is an ideal solution for anyone focused on reducing carbon emissions and creating a greener home.
Upgrade Your Windows Today
Triple glazed windows are an excellent investment for anyone looking forward to improving their home’s energy efficiency, value, and general appearance. They require professional installation to maximize efficiency. If you are looking for efficient window solutions, contact Energy Window Solutions. We have reinforced triple pane windows that offer more comfort and promote energy conservation. Call us now for a consultation.
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