The Window Source The Complete Beginner’s Guide To Replacement Windows (3 of 4) New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Maine
This is part 3 in our 4 part series entitled: “The Complete Beginner’s Guide To Replacement Windows”.
Choosing How Many Panes in Your Windows: Save Money in the Long Run with Triple Pane
Considering your upfront costs is important. However, the Massachusetts the climate is prone to extreme weather. Here in the north, winters can be long and extremely cold. During those winter months it can cost a lot to heat your home. The more rooms, the more area of your home to heat. Most Massachusetts homes have pretty heavy insulation throughout the walls and attics. That means that your biggest heat loss is going to come from your windows.
These days, when purchasing new home replacement windows you can choose the option of having multiple panes. These multiple panes act as a thicker barrier between your home’s interior temperature and the biting Massachusetts winter. In addition to the panes acting as insulation, the gap between the panes is usually filled with a gas (typically either argon or krypton.) This gas adds another defense against the winter weather.
Single Pane Replacement Windows
Single pane windows are the least insulated. Replacing your home’s current windows with single pane windows may not see a drastic increase in energy bill savings. However, if you currently have mid-century, then the difference will be noticeable. A properly installed single pane window will eliminate that drafty feeling you notice when walking by an original window in an old home.
Double Pane Replacement Windows
Double pane windows filled with argon glass offer twice the glass with an additional buffer of insulation. That’s 3 times the insulation of a single pane. Double pane windows are often the biggest sellers. They offer great protection against the elements, substantial energy savings, and are not the most expensive replacement window options available.
Triple Pane Replacement Windows
Triple pane replacement windows are the top of the line choice. Triple pane windows have three panes of glass. Most of the time, these are double strength glass panes ready to withstand winter weather. Additionally, there are two gas filled chambers sandwiched between the panes. That leaves you with a thick barrier 5 times the insulation of a single pane replacement window.
Making the Decision
A Massachusetts home will benefit from the most energy effecient replacement windows possible. Our winters are cold, so a homeowner will see the most substantial energy savings by purchasing the most insulated and energy efficient windows available. In Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine we suggest that homeowners purchase high quality triple pane replacement windows.
That said, we understand that everybody has a budget. While a Massachusetts winter will absolutely pay off the initial investments spent on the windows through energy bill savings, sometimes a homeowner will feel uncomfortable with a larger financial investment. In that case, examine your budget and consider your options. As it turns out, the majority of our customers end up purchasing our Model 6000 Series Double (or dual) Pane Double-Hung windows.
NOTE: Our Model 9000 Series Triple Pane Double-Hung Replacement Windows are as little as half the cost of some of our competitors ‘similar’ models. We put the quotes around similar because our triple pane windows come standard with an immense amount of features (including foam filled frames that better resist heat transfer.) So if your quote for triple pane seems too high, call us! Our Model 9000 Series Triple Pane just might fit your budget after all.