What Is Thermal Pane Glass, and Why Is It Good for Your Windows?

A window is a window…right?

Not quite!

Windows can be made with different types of frames (wood, vinyl, aluminum) and even different types of glass! Modern windows make use of thermal pane glass, which offers a number of advantages over single pane glass.

Let’s talk thermal pane windows, including what they are and why they are good for your windows.

What is thermal pane glass?

Thermal pane glass is actually made of several layers of glass, with air or insulating gas (like argon or krypton) sandwiched in between each layer. This type of glass is used in double-pane and triple-pane windows.

In contrast, standard windows are made of a single pane of glass, with no insulating gas.

Today, many homeowners opt for thermal pane windows over the single-pane variety because of their benefits.

What are the benefits of thermal pane windows?

Thermal pane windows are superior for a number of reasons:

  • They improve your home’s insulation.
  • They reduce energy consumption, which cuts your heating and cooling costs.
  • They reduce outside noise.
  • They offer improved security.
  • They have a long life-span.

Improved Insulation

Thermal windows improve insulation thanks to the air or gas sandwiched between the panes of glass. The air pocket in between the glass panes acts as a buffer, preventing the air outside from affecting the temperature of the air inside your home.

That means your home stays warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.

Lower Energy Bills

Because of their insulating properties, thermal windows are the more energy efficient choice. You won’t have to crank up the heater or air conditioner to compensate for the temperature outside. As a result, your heating and cooling energy bills will be lower–all year long!

While thermal pane windows cost more than standard windows up front, the energy cost savings of this window type helps you save money long-term.

Reduced Outside Noise & a Quieter Living Environment

The extra insulation provided by thermal pane windows doesn’t just lower your energy bills: it also reduces ambient noise from outside your home. (Think traffic, airplanes, your neighbor mowing their lawn, kids yelling in the yard, etc.) Double-pane windows do a good job at this, and triple-pane is even better.

The noise reduction offered by thermal pane windows is a major benefit for homeowners whose neighbors live close by.

Added Security

Because thermal pane windows are constructed using multiple panes of high-performance glass, they offer more protection from outside intrusion. This tough construction makes them a safer choice for first-floor windows and doors close to ground level (where break-ins often occur).

If your family’s security is a concern, opt for thermal pane windows over single-pane.

Increased Life-Span

With proper installation and maintenance, thermal windows last decades! Their long life-span makes them a great investment for your home.

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If increased interior comfort, added security, and a quieter living environment are important to you, consider installing thermal pane windows in your home.

Call us today to learn more about from our resident window experts!