Single Pane Glass
Double Pane Glass
Triple Pane Glass
Glass typically will come in either single pane, double pane, or triple pane. Between each panel of glass, there is a sealed air pocket. This is designed to help provide more insulation from heat from transferring through the glass. The more panels of glass, the more air pockets, the more energy efficient your home becomes. Majority of glass comes as double pane, but there are some products that come as a triple pane.
Low-E glass is lined with a clear film that is designed to reflect radiant heat and provide additional UV protection. This film drastically decreases the amount of heat transferred between the glass panels. In the winter it reflects the heat back into your home preventing it from escaping keeping your house warmer. In the summer, the Low-E glass reflects the suns heat back out keeping your home cooler. In fact, having this film can make the glass up to 29% more efficient than regular clear glass, saving home energy cost.
Laminated Glass is a Double Pane Glass that contains a piece of laminated plastic in-between the panels and melted and pressed to the glass. This piece of laminate makes the glass much stronger than regular glass which helps prevent objects from breaking through the glass. This is the same method that is used for vehicle windshields. The glass is impact resistant which means it meets the necessary standards for severe weather zones. You can learn more about severe weather glass here.