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Older Toronto area homes are full of sentiment and charm, but could still use the modern upgrade here and there. Times have changed, and when it comes to your home windows specifically, they should follow suit.

What’s wrong with windows from older homes? The fact that they’re likely sporting the same single-pane windows from the original home build. These types of windows have long been replaced by two, and now three, pane glass windows – we’re not sure you can even buy single pane replacement windows, and frankly, we don’t want to know.

Double-pane windows are fine, but triple-pane windows are all the rage in the window industry today. They provide a number of benefits to you and your home that single pane windows simply can’t match. We’ve highlighted the three most impactful benefits of triple-pane windows below:

A more comfortable home

Considering the biting cold temperatures Toronto experiences when the winter months roll in, you want all the heat-insulating resources at your disposal. Triple pane windows are the best at retaining heat come wintertime.

We won’t lie – the difference between double- and triple-pane windows is small, but if you want as much warmth as possible (we know we do!), triple-pane is the way to go. Plus, you’ll get all the other benefits triple-pane windows offer that are more noticeable compared to double-pane.

A more sound-proof home

One of the lesser known, but still relevant, upsides of triple-pane windows is their soundproofing properties.

Homeowners living on quieter side streets may not find this benefit very useful, but if you’re situated on a busy Toronto street, the ability to block outside noise is almost as coveted as living near the subway. They’re also ideal for muffling your noisy neighbours, too.

A more energy-efficient home

This is the main reason homeowners upgrade to triple-pane windows in Toronto: glorious energy efficiency.

There’s simply no comparable to triple-pane on the market today. Compared to their double-pane counterparts, you can save about 3% on your monthly heating expenses with triple-pane. For homes that get cold quickly regardless of season, these replacement window upgrades are a slam-dunk no-brainer. The extra pane means another layer of inert gas, which will be either krypton or argon, that equates to that boost in energy efficiency.

Upgrade your windows to triple-pane replacement windows from Thermo-Bilt today! We have a number of window styles to suit your Toronto area home – check out our selection, or give us a shout for more information about anything window-related!