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The Benefits of Double-Paned Windows

Benefits of Double Paned Windows

Double-paned windows refer to windows that have two panes of glass separated by 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch. The space between them is often filled with air or non-toxic gases, such as argon. There are several benefits to replacing your old, tired single-paned windows with their doubled-paned counterparts.

Insulation

The biggest asset to instructing your construction company in CT to use double-paned windows is insulation. The extra layer of glass and compressed air or gas helps keep cold air out and warm air inside during the winter. Conversely, in the summer, cool air from your air conditioning unit will remain inside while hot, sticky humid air will remain outside. Actual savings vary by where you live, but one estimate is that you can save up to 15 percent on your heating and cooling bills. With such a big savings, double-paned windows virtually pay for themselves.

Decorative Features

Another advantage to asking your home construction company to install double-paned windows is the decorative features available on the market. Pieces of colored glass can be slid between the two panes, creating attractive patterns visible from both the interior and exterior of your home. These decorative windows can raise your property value in the same way that stained glass might.

UV Coatings

UV coatings or glazings on doubled-paned windows serve a few purposes. In cold regions of the country, a specific glaze can help allows the sun’s warmth inside. In warmer climates, a different glaze can be applied to block that same solar energy. Additionally, UV coatings protect furniture and flooring from fading over time due to the rays of the sun.

Noise Reduction

If you live in an urban enviorment, or in a location where there are constantly loud noises (by an airport, for example), then double-paned windows can reduce the amount of noise that is heard inside your home.

Key Takeaways:

  • Double-paned windows save on heating and cooling costs throughout the year.
  • Double-paned windows allow for some decorative features not possible with single-paned windows.
  • Coatings and glazings can help allow or repel sunlight depending on the climate where you live.
  • Double-paned windows help reduce exterior noise.

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