Windows can be one of the most important parts of putting a house together: If you’re renovating, it makes for a crucially important thing to think about if you want to be completely sure that the end result is something that you can be proud of – and, of course, that you don’t blow your budget on a single element of your renovation.
When we’re talking windows, one of the most important parts of your potential choice is the one between double-pane or triple-pane windows. What’s the difference, and what’s the best to look at first when it’s time to choose? Simply put, it depends on your individual needs.
Double Pane or Triple Pane Windows
Here’s how to tell the difference between double-pane and triple-pane windows (and how to figure out which of the two options suits your house best).
What’s more expensive?
The first question most renovators have when they set out to choose between one and anything for their first house renovation is “what’s the most expensive of the two options?” This matters because nobody wants to spend too much on one element of the renovation just to end up with too little of a budget for something else in the house.
Triple pane windows can be a little more expensive to install (and are especially expensive to replace if something breaks) – but they can still be a preferred option for anyone who wants to let more light into their space. Triple pane windows work better for small spaces if you want to create the illusion that it’s larger than it looks. Sometimes triple-pane windows can also be suited to big spaces, but this is where it starts to increase the cost per square foot.
What’s more durable?
Other than cost, durability is one of the secondary things you’re going to look at when building your space. What’s the difference between double and triple-pane windows? The truth is, not much. Both of these options have the potential to need replacement or repair (and no-one of these will need it any more than the other option).
What’s preferable for my space?
Double pane windows might be a great fit for your space if that’s the current closest to the original framework that you can possibly describe. It’s also great for smaller rooms that you want to feel “homely” without overwhelming the area with light.
Triple pane windows are great for spaces that you want to make feel bigger than they are, or spaces that are big – and offer an opportunity for a great view if used right.
What about repairs?
Most things you choose to install in a house will eventually require repairs during the lifespan of the home: This means that you have to think more carefully about just what you install, to begin with. Inevitably, triple pane windows are more expensive and harder to replace – a big force has the potential to break several small windows instead, which means that you’re going to have to replace several panes in the event of an accident.
Discount Window and Door of Omaha
At Discount Window and Door of Omaha, we are committed to providing the best quality doors and replacement windows and professional installation. We employ the most skilled and experienced installers to ensure the highest standard of quality service and earn your family’s business for generations. Our installers are highly trained, certified industry professionals with years of experience, including some second and third-generation employees.