If you’ve ever shopped around for windows before then it’s likely you’ve come across single, double and triple-pane glazing options. The glass panes refer to the actual sheet of glass that provides windows with its signature look, and, over the years, manufacturers have developed these once-inefficient glazing options into the high-performance, energy-efficient windows of today. Unfortunately, these innovations meant there are now dozens of glazing options that customers have to sort through.
Let our windows professionals at Renewal by Andersen® of Atlanta walk you through the three primary types of glass options you might encounter in your search for the right replacement windows for your home.
Modern single-pane windows are now a rarity. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to find manufacturers or installers who still offer this type of glass on their windows (or even doors). Single-pane glass is prone to a lot of problems like condensation and drafts, making them a poor choice for homes in any climate.
Double-pane windows are characterized by two sheets of glass enveloping a thin film of inert gas, typically Argon or Krypton. The gas greatly increases the windows thermal insulation properties (U factor) and also helps prevent condensation problems. The dual-layer also absorbs more noise, giving your home much better noise-reduction levels.
In terms of performance, triple-pane windows greatly outperform double and single-pane variants. But the difference between triple-pane and double-pane windows is typically too negligable to warrant any pressing need for this type of glazing. Still, it’s a good investment in home improvement if you plan on staying in your home for decades, which is enough time to recoup its costs in energy savings.
Explore more glazing options with Renewal by Andersen of Atlanta, your number one go-to resource for high-quality doors and replacement windows. Give us a call at (888) 908-3332 or fill out our online contact form to schedule an in-home consultation and request a free quote today. We serve homeowners in Atlanta, GA.