There are plenty of variables that impact the quality of your windows, but none has as significant of an impact as the glass. Comprising more than 80% of the average window, it controls everything from the light entering your home to energy efficiency.
Timberland Roofing offers triple-pane windows and installation to the Mt. Juliet area. Whether you are outfitting a new build or replacing older windows, we are the team to turn to.
What Are Triple-Pane Windows?
Panes are the glass panels in a window. Originally, windows had a single pane of glass of varying thickness. In the 1950s, double-pane glass was invented. This features two panes of glass with space in between, which is filled with gas for insulation—typically argon.
Triple-pane glass improves upon this design by adding a third pane and a second layer of insulating gas. This helps to make the windows stronger and more energy efficient than their double-pane counterparts.
Benefits of Triple-Pane Windows
Triple-pane windows cost more than double-pane options. Before you make an investment in your Mt. Juliet windows, you should know the advantages of making the change. These include:
Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Windows
If you see excessive condensation around your windows, this is problematic. However, if this has reached the space between your windowpanes, it is definitely time for replacement. Whenever moisture gets between panes of glass, the seal has failed, which is rarely something that can be repaired.
If you can feel air from outside when your windows are closed, this means you are experiencing significant heat transfer, resulting in increased energy bills. While drafts can sometimes be fixed, in many cases, window replacement is the best option for a long-term solution.
Cracks can develop in both the window frames and the glass panels. Depending on the size of the crack and how it impacts function, having one in your window frame may not be urgent. However, cracked glass always is. While you could just replace the glass itself, if your window also has other problems, replacement may be the better option.
If your windows function well but don’t look that great or clash with your overall design, there is nothing wrong with replacing them. Curb appeal is important, and you should be happy with the way your home looks.