pros and cons


Question by  Scatteroo (29)

What are the pros and cons of double pane windows vs. triple pane windows?

I am trying to decide which ones to get.


Answer by  Sam33 (7)

Double pane windows are light and do not cost much compared to triple pane. However, triple pane will save you money in the long run. The initial cost of triple pane is more than for double pane, but they are better for insulation and thus help your energy costs.


Answer by  lgk (2426)

Double pane are energy efficient, as are triple pane windows. Double pane still have the old cleaning routine you have for other window types, where most triple pane have the ability to clean both sides from inside the home. Triple pane do cost more, so double are more budget friendly.


Answer by  EricA84 (36)

There are several pros and cons that must be considered when comparing windows. Triple pane windows are more expensive than double pane windows. However, the cost savings associated with triple pane windows are greater than double pane windows. The higher insulation value is a pro.


Answer by  dooney (222)

Triple glazing is designed to insulate against extremes of weather, it has more glass and traps more air. It is therefore more expensive than double glazing. The entire building should be designed with insulation and ventilation in mind. One strategy is to triple glaze the colder north and east walls and double glaze the warmer south and west walls.


Answer by  salsafoodie (3146)

If you are looking to reduce the electricity then you could get the triple pane windows as you can reduce your electricity due to less draft from the the outside. However, the triple pane windows are more expensive and they are more prone to cracking and breaking due to the thinner glass.


Answer by  Geez (224)

Pros of double panes: inexpensive and light weight. Pros of triple panes: harder to break and provide better insulation. Cons of double panes: don't provide as much insulation as compared to triple panes. Cons of triple panes: expensive. Suggestion: Use triple panes on the colder north and east walls. Double pane can be installed on south and west walls.


Answer by  TJenkins602 (656)

Double pane windows are relatively lightweight and inexpensive. Triple pane is very expensive. The triple pane is of course harder to break than double pane.


Answer by  johnresa (2455)

Triple pane windows will be a better option if you live in a place with longer, colder winters but they are also much heavier and more expensive than double pane. So while double pane may not keep as much heat in they are cheaper and more lightweight.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

Triple pane windows are more expensive. The energy savings for triple pane windows are more energy efficient; the energy savings are much higher if you live in a cold area for which the windows are a point of major heat loss. In mild climates, triple pane windows do not make up for their cost in energy savings.


Answer by  TJenkins602 (656)

The pros of a triple pane window is that they are harder to break. The con is that they are a lot heavier. The pro of a double pane window is that they're lighter, the con is that they break a little easier.

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