Do More Window Panes Mean Higher Energy Efficiency?

Sep 3, 2019 | Home Improvement

Aside from choosing a frame material and operating style, you also have to decide how many panes you want in your replacement window. Your options include single, double and triple pane.

Do More Window Panes Mean Higher Energy Efficiency

Read on to learn the difference between these window pane options and what whole window performance means.

Single-Pane Windows

Single-pane windows are usually found in older homes. They are drafty, inefficient and prone to condensation. Since glass is a poor conductor, outdoor conditions can easily affect the indoor temperature. Contractors don’t recommend single-pane windows in today’s construction.

Double VS Triple-Pane Windows

Double-pane windows are significantly more efficient than single-pane windows. These windows have a pocket of air trapped between the two sheets of glass. This feature slows heat transfer, help indoor spaces stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Double-pane windows can help lower energy bills, make homes comfortable as well as reduce noise and condensation.

At Turner Home Improvement Contractors, LLC, we have long-lasting double-pane window options for every home style. Other quality exterior services we offer include roofing, door and siding replacement.

You might expect triple-pane windows to dramatically exceed the performance of double-pane windows, but there isn’t much of a difference between the two. However, they are ideal for freezing climate and if your windows constantly experience condensation.

Whole Window Performance

When it comes to energy-efficiency, the whole window performance matters more than the individual components. The framing material, glass and proper installation are essential to the performance of windows. Components that work well together offer the best results. A good window that’s not properly installed will eventually become inefficient.

For quality window replacement services, choose Turner Home Improvement Contractors, LLC. We are the area’s most trusted siding, decking and roofing contractor. With our over 60 years of experience, you can only expect the best workmanship. Call us at (860) 266-1288 or complete our online form for a free estimate. We serve clients in Marlborough, CT and surrounding areas.