Double-pane windows feature two glass panels instead of one. All types of windows from classic double-hung windows to custom windows can be double-paned. The two glass panels are separated by a spacer and a layer of inert insulating gas sealed airtight to avoid leakage. In terms of energy efficiency, double-pane windows outperform single-pane variants in every way.
Double-pane windows are more expensive than single-pane windows, so many homeowners naturally wonder if they’re worth it. Read on as Renewal by Andersen® of Austin sheds light on this question.
The biggest argument for choosing double-pane windows is the superior energy efficiency. However, it’s important to note that this will only benefit you if you replace all the windows in your home with double-pane units. Energy savings also take time and are not instantly apparent. You can think of double-panes as a long-term investment.
Improved Comfort and Safety
Winter condensation problems can be readily addressed by double-pane windows. The dual glass layers and insulating gas discourage drastic temperature differences, which means you’ll be experiencing less condensation issues during colder months. Additionally, double-pane windows are also better at sound-proofing your home, making your home a more comfortable and peaceful place.
Whatever window style you choose–whether picture windows or wide, sliding windows–double-pane units offer greater insulation ratings than single-pane units. This means they are better at keeping your home cooler during summer and warmer in the winter.
Learn more about what double-pane replacement windows can do for you from our experts at Renewal by Andersen® of Austin, your leading local window company. Give us a call at (512) 298-2270 or fill out our contact form to schedule a no-obligation in-home consultation and get a free estimate on window replacements today. We serve homeowners in Georgetown, TX.