Dual vs. Triple Pane Windows: Pros and Cons

Windows come in all kinds of shapes, styles, and sizes. From picture windows to geometric windows, there is something that all windows have in common regardless of style: they have glass.
Glass plays a major role in the functioning and performance of your window. From energy efficient gases argon and krypton to low-e glazing, you'll need to pay special attention to your glass to get the most out of your investment.


Windows come in all kinds of shapes, styles, and sizes. From picture windows to geometric windows, there is something that all windows have in common regardless of style: they have glass.

Glass plays a major role in the functioning and performance of your window. From energy efficient gases argon and krypton to low-e glazing, you'll need to pay special attention to your glass to get the most out of your investment.

There are two types of glass pane packages available in the residential window industry: dual and triple pane. They are both excellent options for homeowners who are looking to save more on their utility bills, although they each have their pros and cons. This brief guide will help spell out the difference between dual and triple pane, and possibly help you decide the right choice for you.

What is Dual Pane Glass?

Dual (or double pane) windows are standard in the replacement window industry. Long ago, single pane glass windows were widely available and the norm in many homes. Single pane windows are created with a single layer of glass and do not provide any insulation benefits.

On the other hand, dual pane glass consists of two panes of glass within one window---hence the name dual or double pane. The two panes of glass are separated from one another with a space filled with air. The space serves as a place to trap cold winter air or warm summer air and prevent it from making its way into your home.

The big advantage for choosing dual pane windows is energy savings. Thanks to the extra layer of glass, energy saving gases argon and krypton can be inserted between the panes during the manufacturing process. This will help your home stay warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. 

What is Triple Pane Glass?


Triple pane glass adds a third pane of glass for extra energy efficiency. They are extremely energy efficient and contain two spaces instead of one. It's a high performance window that has an added benefit above dual pane: sound blocking technology. 

The extra pane of glass in triple pane windows helps block outdoor noise. This is the best option for homeowners who live next to a busy road, or those who have loud neighbors or have problems with barking dogs. 

However, the downside is that triple pane windows are more expensive than dual pane. Even though you can expect to pay more money with triple pane, you'll experience a significant amount of energy savings all throughout the year. 

Universal Windows Direct offers the best value for both dual and triple pane windows. Homeowners can finally afford the best in terms of quality and performance. Contact us today to learn more about dual and triple pane. 
 

Chris Jarvis