Replacement windows can be fitted with single-, double- or triple-paned glass. Double-pane windows feature two sheets of glass, with a layer of inert, insulating gas in between the panes. The gas is sealed airtight and is there to help improve the performance and energy efficiency of the window.
Double-pane windows offer many advantages over single-pane windows, but they also cost more. Are they worth it?
Read on as Renewal by Andersen® of Greater Philadelphia discusses the wide-ranging benefits of double-pane windows.
A double-pane window replacement costs more than choosing single-pane units. However, over time the savings you’ll enjoy in your energy bills makes it well worth the extra expense. Double-pane windows are better at keeping your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter, thanks to the layer of insulating gas between the glass panes.
The inert gas in double-pane windows also helps block ambient noise. If you’re tired of hearing traffic outside and other disruptions, double-pane windows can help you achieve a quieter, more peaceful interior.
Because the glass surface that faces the warm indoors is separated from the surface that faces the outdoors, double-pane windows are also better at handling condensation issues. This means higher resistance to seal breakage and water penetration as well as a longer window lifespan.
At Renewal by Andersen of Greater Philadelphia, we offer high-quality, double-pane windows for all your needs. Give us a call at (610) 563-2190 to schedule an in-home consultation today. You may also fill out our contact form to request a brochure or a free estimate on replacement windows. We serve homeowners in Philadelphia and New Jersey.