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How Double Pane Replacement Windows Save Central PA Homeowners Up To $366 Per Year

Here’s A Breakdown Of Why Double Pane Windows Are — Without Question — Superior To Single Pane Windows.

If you’re thinking of upgrading your current single pane windows with double pane replacement windows in Central PA, you’re probably wondering if two panes really are superior to one.

Answer: A resounding “YES”!

Double pane replacement windows provide a number of benefits over single pane windows—and here’s why…

Lower Energy Bills

This is probably the biggest reason homeowners replace single pane windows with double pane windows. And it’s no wonder: Double pane replacement windows cut energy costs considerably.

In fact, Energy Star (the country’s leading energy program) has determined that Pennsylvania homeowners can reduce their energy bills by up to $366 when they upgrade to double pane from single pane.*

What, exactly, makes double pane windows so much more efficient? A number of things…

  1. Low-e glass. Quality double pane replacement windows in Central PA contain low-emissivity (low-e) glass coating. Low-e coating reduces the amount of ultraviolet and infrared light that can pass through glass without affecting the amount of visible light that is transmitted.
  2. Gas between the panes. Having two panes allows window manufacturers to add insulating features between the panes. One of these features is clear, non-toxic insulating gas (typically Argon or Krypton). These dense gases are injected right between the windows panes. The result is better protection from the outdoor cold.
  3. Spacers. A spacer is what holds the panes of glass together. Quality double pane replacement windows are made with airtight spacers to resist condensation buildup and block heat escape paths. The most energy efficient double pane windows are made with metal-free spacers.
  4. Two panes are better than one. Two highly-efficient glass panes will naturally insulate better than one. Double pane windows essentially offer double the glass protection of a single pane window.

Increased Strength

Yet again, two is better than one. Two panes of glass make double pane windows harder to break than single pane windows. The gas between the panes also acts as a shock absorber, further minimizing damage should anything hit the window.

Because the frame has to hold two panes of glass instead of one, it’s made with stronger materials. The result is that double pane windows are stouter, last longer, and are more durable than single pane windows.

Better Outside-Noise Reduction

Many of the same features that make a double pane window energy efficient also contribute to its ability to reduce outside noise. Two panes of glass, dense insulating gas, and a thicker frame all play a part in improved soundproofing. When you upgrade to double pane windows, you’ll enjoy a quieter and more peaceful home.

Want More Details About Replacement Windows?

Getting replacement windows in Central PA is a pretty big decision. So it’s best to be as informed as possible before you buy.

The following links will provide you with important information that will help you make all the right choices:

And of course, feel free to reach out to us directly with any questions. We’d be honored to hear from you!

Andrew Zahn
Owner

*https://www.energystar.gov/products/building_products/residential_windows_doors_and_skylights/benefits

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