If you have air leaks throughout your home and an uncomfortable energy bill every month, your windows may be to blame. In the past, single-pane windows were the standard. Learn how replacing single-pane windows with dual-pane windows can make your home more energy-efficient and convenient.
Reduce the noise pollution in your home
Barking dogs, honking cars and loud leaf blowers can be irritating sounds, particularly if they are an everyday occurrence in your neighborhood. Single-pane windows allow much of this noise to filter into your home and affect your sleep, relaxation and concentration.
Modern, dual-pane windows increase the insulation and noise barrier of your home. Replacing your current windows with dual-pane upgrades reduces the noise in your home and allows you to sleep easily and relax on a sleepy Saturday morning.
A single-pane window prevents you from enjoying the privacy in your home that you need. At the end of a long day or in the middle of a sleepless night, restore the sense of peace and quiet that you deserve.
Lower your monthly energy bills
Part of the innovation of a dual-pane window is the increased energy efficiency. Glass isn’t a particularly effective barrier, so your climate-controlled air can easily escape. Dual-pane windows dramatically increase the energy-efficiency of your home through the use of argon.
Argon is a clear, slow-moving gas. Two panes of glass trap a layer of argon in between them to prevent heat from transferring quickly between the outdoors and your home.
This improves the efficiency of your home in summer and winter. At Residential Glass, we’ve seen up to 30% energy savings by replacing single-pane windows.
A related factor with old windows is cracked glazing. Glazing around your window can crack and become compromised over time. If you have single-pane windows, they may be old enough to have glazing issues.
Old glazing not only decreases the energy efficiency of your windows but also allows moisture to enter and rot the wood frame. It’s time to restore your home’s exterior with quality, double-pane windows.
Take down your inconvenient storm windows
A storm window is a precursor to double-pane windows. Similar to a double-pane, a storm window uses a second pane of glass to increase the energy efficiency of your home.
Unfortunately, a storm window only traps air in between the two panes. Unlike argon, air transfers heat quickly. While it’s an improvement to a single-pane window, it won’t offer the same savings as a double-pane upgrade.
For a better setup, replacing single-pane windows with dual-pane windows just makes sense. Storm windows require you to open up both the exterior and interior window to enjoy fresh air, making them more inconvenient than a standard, modern window.
Enjoy beautiful, affordable windows with Residential Glass
Modern windows come in virtually any size, shape and design. Opening, closing and screening windows has never been easier. Choose a beautiful double-pane replacement that enhances your home’s curb appeal while improving its energy efficiency.
If you’re ready for the energy-efficiency of dual-pane windows in your home in the Pittsburgh area, contact our team at Residential Glass. Find out how you can easily swap out outdated windows and start saving money on your energy bill.