A double pane window refers to a window that has two panes, each separated with a vacuum or gas-filled space. Although replacement double pane windows usually require a slightly higher initial investment, their many benefits pay off over time.
One of the biggest benefits to installing double pane windows is their energy efficiency. The multiple glass panes add layers of reinforcement against harsh weather, both warm and cold. As the panes are usually separated by some kind of non-toxic gas, heat transference is prevented adding an extra layer of comfort in any season.
The multiple layers of a double pane window aren’t just beneficial for energy purposes, but can also serve as an excellent noise barrier. If your home is located on a busy street, highway or near a loud factory, you can still enjoy a quiet home without interruptions from outside.
Easy to Clean
Double pane windows are typically easy to clean because the glass panes consist of one solid panel. Optional inset frames stay protected from the outdoors, which help keep them looking brand new even as they age.
The argon gas filling between many double pane windows acts as a partial UV deterrent, allowing natural light without the added heat that can send utility bills up in the summer. UV coatings are also available for double pane windows adding an extra layer of protection.
Although slightly more complex than a standard single pane window, double pane windows are easy to install and a professional won’t need any extra time to get the right fit.
Double pane windows are a great choice for any home and can be utilized with nearly any style. Tundraland offers a wide variety of replacement windows that can be fitted with two panes for the perfect combination of efficiency and style. Contact us to get a free estimate on your next upgrade.