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What Are the Benefits of Double-Pane Windows?

Planning a window replacement project? According to the Department of Energy, windows with poor energy efficiency can account for 25%–30% of residential heating and cooling costs. As such, the potential energy savings from energy-efficient windows are quite significant.

Energy-efficient windows are double- or triple-paned. Manufacturers fill the space between the glass panes with either argon or krypton, odorless, colorless, non-toxic inert gases that help prevent heat transfer. The insulated glass unit is then sealed to prevent gas from leaking.

Aside from improved insulation, what are the benefits of double-pane windows?

Fewer Condensation Issues 

Temperature differences can cause condensation to form on the window glass. While condensation might seem like a mere annoyance, it can cause moisture damage if not wiped off promptly. Left unattended, condensation can lead to mold growth, which can damage the window sealing.

If you have a double-pane window installed, you don’t have to worry too much about condensation issues. That’s because the cold outer and warm inner window panes are separated by spacers and a layer of gas that can prevent heat transfer and, by extension, condensation from forming on glass surfaces.

Reduced Sound Transmission

If you can’t stand noise from outside, double-pane replacement windows will help. Compared to single-pane windows, double-pane windows have better soundproofing capabilities.

Making the Most of Your New Windows 

Keep in mind that an insulated glass unit alone won’t make a window energy-efficient. You need to take into account other features as well such as the frame material. If you’re looking for energy-efficient frame materials, Fibrex® is an exclusive composite with excellent insulative capabilities.

Want to know more about our premium Fibrex dual-pane windows? Renewal by Andersen of Oklahoma offers a wide variety of premium windows, including picture windows. To schedule a free consultation with our design experts, call us at (918) 921-9211 or leave us a message here. We serve homeowners in Oklahoma City (OKC) as well as the surrounding communities.

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