Single Pane vs. Double Pane Windows

January 15, 2019


The Difference in Single Pane and Double Pane


If you’ve ever called to have your broken window replaced, the first question you were most likely asked in response was, “is it a single or double pane window?”  The difference is pretty clear (no pun intended), but what’s the point in having one versus the other? 



 Single Pane Windows


Single pane windows have just one pane of glass, and they certainly get the job done.  As long as the framing is in good shape, they do what they’re supposed to – protect your home from the elements, let light in, and keep your home secure. 

So why bother with double pane?




Double Pane Windows


Double pane windows have two panes of glass that are securely separated by a layer of air or gas. There are numerous perks to investing in double pane windows, but the most notable are their ability to minimize sound, the cost and comfort benefits of having an extra layer of insulation to help control indoor temperatures, and their tendency to reduce indoor moisture leading to mold and mildew.



Difference in Cost


Double pane windows tend to be more costly to install and repair, but the long term savings on energy bills often outweigh the initial cost.  These savings can be as high as 24% per year




Need Help Choosing Your Window?


If you’ve considered upgrading your windows to double pane or just need to fix your single pane from the golf ball that went in the wrong direction, book online for your complimentary estimate at


Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Please reload

Featured Posts

Don't Lose Time At Work To Pay For Window Repairs

August 21, 2019

Please reload

Recent Posts

April 7, 2020

February 26, 2020

Please reload

Please reload

Search By Tags
Follow Us
  • Facebook Basic Square
  • Twitter Basic Square
  • Google+ Basic Square

© 2020 AMES Mirror and Glass. All Rights Reserved