Years ago, most windows were made with a single pane of glass. However, modern windows are generally made with two panes of glass. Termed “double-pane windows,” this style of window is popular for a reason — or rather, for many reasons. Here are four benefits of double-pane replacement windows for your Dayton home.
1. Better Insulation
Glass itself is not a very good insulator. However, double-pane glass windows have a layer of air between the two glass panels. Air, as it turns out, is an excellent insulator, so double-pane glass windows offer far more than twice the insulating value of single-pane windows. If you want the most efficient windows possible, you can choose double-pane windows with argon gas, rather than air, between the panes. Argon is an even more effective insulator than air, so it will keep your home even warmer and more comfortable.
2. Decreased Energy Bills
The improved insulating value of double-pane windows does more than just keep your home comfortable. In the winter, your heating bills will decrease since heat won’t escape through the window glass so readily. Dayton homeowners can save a lot on their heating bills once they replace old, single-pane windows with double-pane replacement windows.
Energy bills will go down in the summer months, too. Less heat will pass from the outdoors into your home, so your air conditioner won’t have to work as hard to keep up. It’s common for homeowners to experience savings on air conditioning bills with double-pane replacement windows.
3. Quieter Homes
The air or argon gas between the glass panes in a double-pane window also helps reduce noise transfer. So, the interior of your home will be quieter with new replacement windows. You won’t hear road traffic as clearly, and your noisy neighbors’ arguments won’t ring through your living room anymore. Dayton homeowners with kids also like how double-pane windows keep sound inside. Your kids can run around and play inside without their noisiness traveling outside and disturbing you on the patio or porch.
4. Fewer Leaks
Leaky windows that allow moisture into your home can perpetuate mold growth and lead to the deterioration of floor and wall materials. Although double-pane windows may eventually develop leaks as they age, it takes them longer to become leaky than single-pane windows. If the seal on one glass pane fails, there will still be a second glass pane in place to prevent moisture from fully passing through the window. Overall, double-pane windows are less prone to moisture and air leaks than single-pane varieties.
Are you ready to replace the windows in your Dayton home? Renewal by Andersen offers some of the best double-pane replacement windows in the industry, protected by a 10-year warranty on installation and parts other than glass, and a 20-year warranty on glass and Fibrex. Contact us to schedule a free, in-home consultation and learn more about the best window styles for your needs.