Top Brands of Triple Pane Windows
By Sam Feeder
, last updated December 2, 2011
Knowing the top brands of triple pane windows is important for ensuring you are getting the most for your money. Triple pane windows, as their name suggests, are windows that have three panes of glass pressed together. The structure of these windows is important for a number of reasons. For one, they are thicker, making them sturdier. The thickness also allows them to be more energy efficient, keeping more heat and cool inside the house, or hot and cold temperatures outside the house. The thickness also is better for soundproofing purposes. However, the extra materials and engineering required to make these triple pane windows also makes them much more expensive than other popular types of windows out there. These top brands are listed below.
American Vision Windows
American Vision Windows offer their triple pane windows based on the three basic principles that they consider to be the most important aspects of this product. There is, first and foremost to them, the energy efficiency of these triple pane windows. The triple panes from American Visions Window allow ten to fifteen percent more total energy efficiency from homes with traditional windows, creating energy bill savings that could pay for these windows and their installation in one year alone. Triple pane American Vision Windows are also stronger and more secure than other windows. They come with a camlock device, continuous interlock and an exterior glaze. They have also been tested against winds of up to 80 miles per hour and can remain water tight, double what the traditional window can withstand. Blocking exterior sound is also a quality of these American Vision triple pane windows are known for, thick enough to be like a wall in your home, except a wall you can see through.
Serious triple pane windows are considered by many critics to be some of the best triple pane windows out there, due to something called their R-value, which collectively measures a window's energy efficiency, thickness and UV protection. For comparison, top of the line double pane windows made by Serious and other top window companies have average R-values of 4, while these Serious triple pane windows have R-values of 5. The top double pane windows have an average winter temperature of 55 degrees while the Serious triple pane windows have an average temperature of 59 degrees. Best of all, the Serious triple pane windows block a whopping 94 percent of UV rays that go through them, as opposed to 84 percent from the top double pane brands.
A top window manufacturer of single and double pane windows is Pella, and their new triple pane windows are some of the best on the market as well. They are considered number one in energy efficiency and number one in noise reduction when compared with other top national brands, though this isn't a claim that has been verified by an independent source. However, they do block ninety seven percent of UV rays that go through them due to multiple layers of glaze that has been applied between each of the three window panes. As Pella windows are some of the newest triple panes on the market, they have tried to perfect their triple pane product from all the other top triple pane brands.