Looking for new windows for your home? There are lots of things to consider before you make a choice on the types of Portland, OR replacement windows to buy and install. One question you’ll want to consider is whether to go with double pane windows or triple pane windows. Both types are superior to single pane windows and offer greater energy efficiency. But when it comes to windows, do you really need three panes over two panes? Read on for an answer to this question. You might be surprised by the answer.
Double Pane Windows
When it comes to whether to go with double pane or triple pane, most consumers believe that less is more. In other words, more people go with double pane than go with triple pane. You’ll see a big difference when you swap out your old Gladstone windows for double pane windows. One reason why double pane windows are so much better than single pane is that the former come with inert gas fills between the panes of glass. Your home will stay warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. During the summer, a typical double pane window that has argon gas between the panes will reflect nine-tenths of the sun’s heat and let in one-tenth. During the winter, the same window will retain nine-tenths of the heat generated from your furnace inside the house while allowing one-tenth of the heat to escape your home. Meanwhile, a regular triple pane window will perform only marginally better than will a double pane window – but a triple pane window will come at a considerable premium compared to a double pane window. This is why some people don’t believe it’s worth paying the premium for only the slight benefit.
Triple Pane Windows
Considering the benefits of double pane glass, does it make sense to go with triple pane glass? For many people, the answer is a definite, “Yes.” It is true that the benefits might not justify the premium price for some people, but that doesn’t mean that triple pane isn’t worth it. If you prize energy efficiency, then triple pane windows in Portland, OR are a worthwhile investment. You’ll save more each month on your heating and cooling bills, and this will give you a return on your investment. You will also have a higher level of interior comfort in your home with triple pane windows. And if you live in an area with lots of vehicle and foot traffic, the extra pane of glass that triple pane windows afford will give you a quieter living environment. Triple pane windows will also offer more security since criminals will have to get through three panes of glass rather than just two panes of glass or, if you haven’t changed your windows before, one pane of glass.
Whether you go with double pane or triple pane windows is up to you. Either option can serve you well. You can get in touch with us at Kemp’s Windows Inc. to learn more about Portland, OR replacement windows. Call us at (503) 659-7587 or visit our showroom at 16107 SE McLoughlin Blvd Portland, OR 97267 for the help you need. We’re fully bonded, licensed, and insured in both Oregon and Washington. Our AAMA-certified installers will ensure that your windows are put in the right way.