One of the solutions that’s emerged in recent years when it comes to better energy efficiency in windows is adding multiple panes of glass. Some windows have double panes, while some even have triple panes. In between these panes of glass are non-toxic gases, such as krypton or argon gas, designed to slow the flow of air between one side of the window and the other. But are triple pane windows necessary, or is it just gratuitous at this point?
At Homesealed Exteriors, we always recommend triple pane windows. The more resistance your window offers, the better. Here are a few of the benefits.
The biggest benefit is, of course, energy efficiency. Triple pane replacement windows offer the tightest seal when it comes to keeping heat from escaping your home, as well as keeping outdoor air from leaking inside. With lesser windows, you might notice a draft nearby, because they let too much air in. Triple pane windows keep that down to the lowest amount possible, so your home stays comfortable year round, without having to crank the heating or cooling. And when you can rely less on your heating and cooling, your utility bills will go down, as well.
Another benefit to thicker windows is the noise reduction quality. While it might not be completely soundproof, you are adding another layer between your home and the outside world. That means you’re less likely to be woken early in the morning by noisy neighbors or obnoxiously perky birds. It boosts the privacy of your house, as well, so you don’t have to worry quite so much about the noise you make inside your own home.
One pesky problem that often occurs in winter and early spring is indoor window condensation. This is moisture that forms on the inside of your window when cold air from outside meets with the heated air inside. It doesn’t look particularly attractive, and it can lead to problems with mold or mildew. However, because triple pane replacement windows work to slow the flow of air through the windows, you’re far less likely to have issues with window condensation.
Want to learn more about the benefits of triple pane windows? Homesealed Exteriors offers high quality triple pane replacement windows throughout Milwaukee. Contact us today for more information or a free quote.