Posted on May 9, 2018
"Are double pane replacement windows really any better than single pane windows?"
I get this question quite often from Twin Cities homeowners. And my answer is always the same:
Single pane windows are outdated. Obsolete. Old-fashioned. And really, really inefficient.
Multi-pane windows are today's gold standard. They cut energy costs. They're much stronger. They reduce outdoor noise pollution. They are better than single pane windows in literally every conceivable category.
If you still have single pane windows on your Twin Cities home, here are a few reasons to upgrade to double pane ASAP.
Excellent energy efficiency is one of the biggest benefits of double pane windows. Energy Star, which is the country's primary energy program, states that Twin Cities homeowners can save up to $352 PER YEAR on energy bills when they upgrade from single pane to double pane windows.
Not only do you save money with double pane replacement windows, but you also A) keep your home a more comfortable temperature and B) lower your carbon footprint. Since you're not constantly cranking up your thermostat, you're doing a service for the environment. (Mother Nature will thank you.)
What makes double pane replacement windows so energy efficient? Let's take a look:
Double pane replacement windows are tougher to break than single pane windows. Why? Well, once again, two panes are just plain better than one—an added layer of strength lies in the gas between the panes. If something hits a double pane window, the gas acts as a shock absorber.
The frame of a double pane window is also much stouter than the frame of a single pane window. Since the frame has to hold two panes of glass, it is thicker and typically made with stronger materials. This means double pane windows often last much longer than their single pane counterparts.
Hearing your neighbor's dog constantly bark or blaring car stereos can be annoying. Double pane windows help reduce unwanted outdoor noise and allow for a more peaceful (and quiet!) home.
Many of the same elements that make a double pane window energy efficient contribute to its noise-reduction properties. These include multiple panes of glass, gas between the panes, and a sturdy frame.
Getting replacement windows in the Twin Cities is no small investment. You need to be as informed as possible, so you can get the highest-quality window at the best value.
With that in mind, explore the following pages of this website. You'll find out much of what you need to know to make the best decision for your home and budget.
And if you want a fast and easy quote on superior replacement windows in the Twin Cities, click here. We provide firm, down-to-the-penny quotes online and over the phone. No pressure. No sales pitches. No appointments.
I look forward to hearing from you.