If you want to replace the windows in your home or office, you should do enough research. Replacement windows are an investment that can pay off if you are smart about your purchase.
One detail that doesn’t require much research is the pane depth of your window. When faced with the decision of single panel versus double, the answer is clear. Double glazed windows save energy, reduce noise and generally last longer. It’s a no-brainer.
Read on to learn more about the benefits of double glazing for your home and business
What are double glazing?
Double glass or double glazing are windows with two glass panes separated by a gas or vacuum space. Taller double-glazed windows have argon or other noble gases as a filler between the window panes, making them an even more energy-efficient option. Using two panes of glass reduces the amount of heat let in by the sun and the amount lost through insulation and heat transfer.
Advantages of double glazing
The main advantage of installing double glazing is energy savings. Two glass plates prevent heat loss more effectively than one glass plate. Most of these products are made even more useful with a Low-E coating that can cut energy loss by as much as half. The coating also helps reduce sun fading of furniture and rugs.
Noise reduction is another benefit of buying double glazing for a home. This can be especially useful for people who live on busy streets, near an airport, and people who live close to houses in the neighborhood. Non-maintenance vinyl frames reduce the amount of work and money a person has to spend on their maintenance Windows.
Another valuable benefit of double glazing is that they are less likely to have the condensation problems that a single window would have. While that may not seem like a big deal, prolonged condensation can cause mold, which can be toxic and expensive to remove.
While the cost of double glazing is slightly higher than a single-pane window, the savings over time makes the investment worth it. Some estimates say 20% -30% savings could be made in annual heating and cooling costs. If there are single windows, or even older leaking windows, the money spent to heat or cool the space literally goes out the window.
Double glazing options
Double glazed windows are available in a variety of energy-saving options. The better the Low-E coating and the thicker the glass panes, the more energy a homeowner can save. This savings translates into significantly lower heating and cooling costs and greater money savings. Investing in the beginning is worthwhile because of the lifespan of the windows, the reduction in outside noise and the greater energy savings.
Windows can also be tinted to reduce the amount of sunlight entering the house if someone wishes. Buyers can choose between vinyl, fiberglass and aluminum frames depending on their individual needs to ensure they have the perfect fit.
If you would like more information about double glazing or a free home quote from a certified expert, please fill out our form to the right or contact us today at 877-7-NEWMAN.