Double Pane Windows vs Single Pane Windows

 

Single, Double, + Triple Pane Windows

Learn the difference between multi-pane windows and the various features of each

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Single Vs Double Pane Windows

Single pane windows consist of a single piece of glass whereas double pane windows consist of two pieces of glass that are sealed and filled with gas for insulation. The gas in between the double pane windows is usually argon or a similar gas that acts as an insulator and can save as much as 25% on heating/cooling costs over single pane windows. Double pane windows are commonly referred to as sealed units or double glazed windows.

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Single Pane Windows

Single Pane windows were once the norm in residential construction. As such many older homes may still contain their original single pane windows. Some people continue to opt for single pane windows as they are less expensive than double pane and triple pane windows.

Common Uses for Single Pane Windows:

  • Sheds/Outside Buildings
  • Interior Decorative Glass
  • Replacing Old Broken Single Pane Windows
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Double Pane Windows

Double pane windows are probably the most common window type. The gas sealed in between the pieces of glass provides substantial energy savings.

Common Uses for Double Pane Windows:

  • Residential Homes
  • Commercial Businesses
  • Residential & Commercial Garages
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Double vs Triple Pane Windows

Double pane windows consist of two pieces of glass that are sealed and filled with gas for insulation and triple pane windows consist of three pieces of glass separated with two spacers and filled with insulating gas. Triple pane windows can save between 20-30% on heating/cooling costs over double pane windows. Triple pane windows are commonly referred to as triple sealed units and triple glazed windows.

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Triple Pane Windows

Triple Pane Windows are pretty rare in Delta BC. Usually these windows are installed in places that see extreme temperatures as they provide a second level of installation compared to double pane windows. In addition triple pane windows are commonly installed in large commercial buildings to protect against future regulations.

Common Uses for Triple Pane Windows:

  • Residential Homes
  • Commercial Businesses
  • Large Commercial Buildings & Towers
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WHAT CLIENTS SAY

Jim and his crew at Apex are true professionals. They replaced 8 windows in our Delta home for a great price and I recommended their services to my parents as well. They were also impressed. The spotless cleanup after the job was awesome. Back for more services soon.

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