There are many factors to consider when looking into upgrading your home’s windows, including function, energy efficiency, noise reduction, and durability. The most important factor, however, is whether or not new windows are going to make you and your family more comfortable. Triple glazed windows are the best way to ensure superior comfort and performance, letting you enjoy your Muskoka cottage all year round, no matter what the weather outside is like.

What’s the difference between triple glazed and double glazed?
Triple and double glazed windows are the two most popular types of energy efficient windows found in most homes and cottages. Despite their popularity, it can be difficult to understand what the differences are. The true difference between the two windows is a pane of glass and the inclusion of some extra insulation, but these seemingly small additions make all the difference.

Triple glazed windows feature three panes of glass separated by airtight pockets of argon (or sometimes krypton) gas, which provides increased insulation – double glazed windows feature two panes of glass, and only one pocket of insulating gas. The extra pane of glass and layer of insulating gas makes triple glazed windows more energy efficient than their double glazed counterparts, keeping the cold outside during the winter, and inside in the summertime.

How triple glazed windows can make you more comfortable
The increased performance found in triple glazed windows eliminates air pockets found below your windows, meaning that your home is insulated from the cold air outside and, as a result, is more comfortable no matter how cold it gets. This also means that you can spend more time enjoying the view, even in the cold Muskoka winters. Not only are triple glazed windows more energy efficient than double glazed, but they’re also much more soundproof. Triple glazed windows work to reduce sound pollution from making its way into your home, letting you and your family relax in peace, helping you get a better night’s sleep and enjoy quality time with your loved ones without distractions.

More benefits of upgrading to triple glazed windows
The additional layer of glass and insulation allows triple glazed windows to function at a higher level than traditional double or single glazed windows, decreasing the amount of energy your home loses all year long and lowering utility bills by ensuring that your heating and cooling systems aren’t working without purpose. Triple glazed windows become especially useful during the cold Canadian winter months, actively working to keep cold air out of your home and to keep warm air inside. Condensation is also eliminated by properly installed triple glazed windows, giving you a completely unobstructed view no matter how nasty the weather gets.

The showroom at Muskoka Window & Door Centre features a number of triple glazed window units manufactured by Andersen, Ostaco, and other reliable window manufacturers. Upgrading to triple glazed windows prevents energy loss, sound pollution, condensation, and keeps you more comfortable all year long. To find out more about the high performance window and door products offered by Muskoka Window & Door Centre, contact us today.