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 ames.glass.

 

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