Cost and energy efficiency are the main factors homeowners have to consider when deciding between double and triple pane windows. Triple pane windows are more expensive than double pane windows, but their advantages often outweigh the cost for many homeowners.
Triple Pane Windows
Tripe pane windows have both good and bad qualities. First of all, the extra pane provides an added layer of insulation, which saves energy by keeping out the cold in the winter and the heat in the summer.
The extra pane, however, adds a lot of weight to the window itself, which is one of the main drawbacks to triple paned windows. This extra weight may impact the overall structure of the building, creating further problems. Always make sure your home can handle the extra weight before installing this type of window.
Double Pane Windows
Double pane windows provide proper insulation and cuts heat loss in half. Costs are cheaper than purchasing a triple pane window and they don't have the extra weight that can harm a building's structure. In addition, double pane windows reduce noise levels and make cleaning a breeze. With double pane windows the glass protects from the sun, keeping UV rays outside of the house, protecting household items from damage such as expensive paintings and carpets.