What is Triple Pane?
In all of the windows that Window Depot USA sells…the glass has at least TWO panes. Putting two panes of glasss inside
of one window is referred to as ‘dual pane’, and is sometimes called ‘thermo-pane’.
These two panes of glass provide an extra barrier to heat loss (or gain) during the heating
and cooling months of the year. The two panes of glass, plus the airspace between…is what sets the stage for improved
insulation. Then when Low E coatings and specialized gas fills like Argon are incorprated…we have what we call an Insulated
Glass Unit. It is really the engine of the window.
As amazing as dual pane windows are, there is a ‘next level’ energy saving technology, and that is Triple Pane.
As you might expect…this simply means that a THIRD layer of glass is incorporated into the Insulated Glass Unit.
But while this may sound simple, the effects are dramatic!
Increased Insulating Power – Our Triple Pane windows can increase the U Factor of dual pane, clear glass
windows by up to 52%. This improvement comes from a combination of the extra pane of glass, multiple cavities that contain
insulating ‘blankets’ of Argon gas, and additional glass surfaces on which to apply our Low E coating technology.
Whether you live in a climate that demands more heating, or cooling of your
home…the key to our Triple Pane insulating power is stopping heat flow.
In heating climates, triple pane windows keep more of your warmth and energy IN. In cooling climates, triple
pane windows keep more of the radiant heat and temperatures OUT.
Enhanced Condensation Resistance – Condensation Resistance Factor (CRF) is a measurement used to highlight
a windows ability to resist condensation from forming. Whenever condensation is present, the first thing to look for is the
atmospheric conditions…or more simply put, is your home encouraging condensation. This can come from high humidity levels
and/or lack of sufficient air-flow in the home…and is magnified by windows that do not provide good insulation.
The reason why insufficient windows promote condensation is that the surface
of the glass gets cooler as heat escapes.
windows keep the temperature on the surface of the glass warmer, and thus more resistance to condensing the moisture rich
air in the atmosphere of your home.
Our triple pane windows
enhance condensation resistance of normal clear glass windows up to 49%, and can even improve normal dual pane Low E windows
by over 20%.
There are many reasons to promote good condensation resistance.
Excess moisture can lead to rotted window sills, and even mold and mildew promotion.
Triple Pane windows offer the highest CRF’s available.
Improved Sound Control – Another great feature of triple pane windows is their ability to block out more
the NOISE form the outside world.
The additional pane of glass, plus
the extra airspace created in the Insulated Glass Unit provide additional barriers to sound transmission.
Peace and quiet is often priceless!
Depot USA Energy Packages
In most cities, Window
Depot USA locations are now offering our exclusive “Energy Packages”, which save you even more. Two of these packages
feature our incredible Triple Pane value.
The GOLD Package – includes
Low E coating and Argon Gas fill in both chambers created by the Triple Panes of glass.
The PLATINUM Package – aside from our Argon Gas filling, this bundle includes Low E coating on TWO surfaces
of glass for even more insulation factor.
As you can tell…there
is absolutely no comparison when it comes to the value you receive when improving your home with Triple Pane Windows. Triple
Pane Windows are investments that increase the value of your home and enhance your lifestyle by adding years of comfort, security
and energy efficiency.