Lakewood Window & Door Replacement

When choosing new windows for your home, make sure you get something that will be an asset. Cheap, single-pane windows will get the job done, but they won’t perform their function efficiently. Windows should secure a home against thieves and burglars, reduce sound, insulate the home against the weather, admit light, and improve the home’s appearance.

It’s simple to understand, for instance, that double or triple-pane fiberglass windows will perform better than single-pane wood windows. What isn’t as simple, however, is the difference between double and triple-pane windows. Which is better, and how?

We’re a window replacement company that’s worked in the Lakewood area over the years, and have been asked this question all too often, so we’ve created this short online guide on the differences between double and triple-pane windows.

Energy Efficiency

Since triple-pane windows have an extra pane of glass, and therefore two gas-filled chambers as opposed to just one, they’re a lot better at insulation, and that makes them more energy-efficient. For a one-time investment, you’ll make your home a lot greener, and reduce utility bills for decades.


While we have top-of-the-line products that offer increased security, triple-pane windows are generally a little more secure, all things considered equal. That is, if you compare a double-pane window and a triple-pane window of the same quality, the latter will fare a lot better. It makes sense, because the extra pane of glass is another hurdle to get through for a burglar.


As you can guess, triple-pane windows cost higher than double-pane windows. However, if you need window replacement in Lakewood, we can take you through products in different price ranges, so you don’t have to compromise because of budget constraints.


One of the (very few) downsides of getting triple-pane windows is that since there are three panes of glass (and therefore more coatings) to get through, the light that gets into your home will be a little less bright. The difference is barely noticeable, but it’s one worth mentioning. On the bright side, it means your upholstery is less likely to fade.


Triple-pane windows, being better insulators, are better at resisting condensation. This means that there’s a significantly reduced chance of your windows having any condensation on them. This enhances visibility and reduces the chances of developing water stains. 


Triple-pane windows insulate your home better not just against the weather, but also against sound. So if one room looks out onto the street or if you have an in-home office, you should certainly consider getting triple-pane windows for those rooms.

Which Is Better?

As you can see, save for a few small points, triple-pane windows are generally a lot better. The only question left is whether the benefits are worth the added cost. To some extent, it depends on your budget. Apart from that, circumstances vary from person to person, and it’s difficult to provide an answer that’s applicable to everyone. If you’d like to discuss this over the phone, you can call us during office hours at (425) 255-2600 and we’d be happy to assist you.

Read our Window Type Guide to learn how to choose which window is best for your Lakewood home on your own. 

Window and Door Company Servicing Lakewood

Lake Washington Windows is a trusted business with over ten years of experience. Our staff is reliable and experienced, and can knowledgeably guide you through the process of selecting appropriate windows for your home. Our goal at Lake Washington Windows is to provide the best service possible, and the reviews on our website will attest to this fact.

We keep products by major brands such as Milgard. When you buy from these companies, you’re getting a product that you know will last a lifetime. They come with a warranty, and at a reasonable cost.

We also do window installation in Parkland, Lacy, Spanaway, and our process is simple and time-efficient. You can fill in a short form on our website for a free in-home estimate.

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