According to the Department of Energy, inefficient windows contribute up to 25% to 30% of a home’s annual heating and cooling costs. Installing new double pane windows can improve insulation and help reduce these costs.
Double pane windows have two separate layers of glass separated by an insulating space filled with a dense gas such as argon or krypton. They offer numerous benefits, including:
Double pane windows can boost the energy efficiency of any room in your home. They come in a variety of popular styles including double hung windows, casement windows and sliding windows. Bay and bow windows are also available for homeowners looking to add a more dramatic change to their homes.
Compared to single pane windows, double pane windows provide better insulation. This is due to the space between the two glass panes being filled with an insulating gas such as argon or krypton. This gas slows the transfer of hot and cold air, thus lowering your energy costs.
Homeowners may have to pay a little more to install double pane windows than single-pane windows, but this is an investment that will pay off in the long run. Lower energy bills, a more comfortable home and less condensation are just a few of the benefits of switching to double-pane windows. They can even increase your home’s resale value if you decide to sell at a later date.
The two panes of glass in double-pane windows are separated by an air or insulating gas to slow the transfer of heat and cold from one side to the other. This helps reduce energy bills since less heat and cold must be transferred through the window to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature. Stanek’s Comfort-Gard PLUS double pane window class uses a Low-e coat and an Argon gas fill for superior insulation that retains heat in the winter to lower heating costs and reflects heat in the summer to reduce cooling bills.
Double-pane windows also improve home insulation against extreme temperatures and outside noise pollution. Single-pane windows are more likely to let sound vibrations through, which can distract residents and make it difficult to sleep or relax. Double-pane windows prevent noise pollution from outside, such as traffic, emergency sirens, and neighbors’ conversations, by providing extra protection. They also reduce the risk of condensation between the panes. Visible condensation is a sign of seal failure, so it’s important to have double pane windows repaired or replaced when necessary.
When compared to single pane windows, double pane windows are significantly more durable. The extra glass layer makes it difficult for intruders to break through, and the window is designed to continue working even if one or two panes are broken.
Additionally, double pane windows reduce noise penetration from outside conversations and emergency sirens so you can enjoy your home’s cozy ambiance. These benefits add up to help you save energy and decrease your energy bills.
If you are ready to make the switch to double pane windows in your home, our team is here to help. We can offer you a wide range of custom, aesthetically pleasing double pane windows to match your home’s unique design. We can also guide you through the HERO financing process to ensure your upgrade is cost efficient. Contact us today to learn more!
Increased Home Value
Window replacement is a great way to increase your home’s energy efficiency. Double pane windows (also known as insulated glass units) trap air between two panes to create extra insulation, which helps reduce energy costs. They also reduce noise from outside and can keep the temperature of your home more stable.
A high-quality, professionally installed double-pane window can save you up to 50% on your energy bill and add value to your home. However, before you invest in a new set of windows, make sure you understand how they work and the benefits they provide.
Installation costs can vary depending on the type of window, frame material, and other features. Larger windows, such as casement and awning windows, can cost more than traditional picture or garden windows. Additionally, options like a tilting sill or a tinted film coating can affect the price. The best way to find out the exact cost is to consult with a professional installer.