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Does Energy Efficiency Increase With More Window Panes?

When tackling a window replacement project, choosing the frame material and the desired style of operation is not enough. You must also consider the number of glass panes the window should have. Some only have one, most have two, and others have three. Many people believe, however, that energy efficiency increases with more glazing.

Does Energy Efficiency Increase With More Window Panes?

That, unfortunately, is not always the case for the most part.

Several Layers of Glass Is Better, But…

Gone are the days where a window unit only had a single pane of glass. It is good enough to provide a view of the outdoors and keep the wind out, but such a fixture is likely to allow weather conditions outside to affect the indoor temperatures. After all, a single glass pane is a poor insulator.

It is the reason why many manufacturers began building windows with either double- or triple-pane glazing. They are huge upgrades, with the latter outperforming the former. Except in extreme climates, the degree of insulation from an additional third pane is barely noticeable.

Whole-Window Performance

Instead of focusing on the individual parts of the window, it is better to tackle what’s more important. At Renewal by Andersen®, we believe our outstanding whole-window performance is a combination of not just glass, but also framing material and professional installation. When you choose us for your window replacement project, you will enjoy many years of energy efficiency, indoor comfort and low maintenance.

Renewal by Andersen of St. Louis installs replacement windows that provide deep, lasting value to your home. Whether you want to change your old windows as part of your home remodeling project or as a plan to sell your home with the hopes of recouping the investment, you can trust our pros to deliver excellent service.

Call us at (314) 332-2364, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve St Louis, MO, and the surrounding areas.

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"We had a large picture window and two side windows replaced. Everyone from the person who took our order to the installers were top notch. We got exactly what we wanted. Granted, we had to wait a few months, just like you do for everything these days, but we were told that up front. The windows were well worth the wait. We've replaced windows before by going to home maintenance stores. Don't waste your money on those. Our Renewal by Andersen windows look great, they operate like a dream, and are worth every penny. Quality through and through."

C. Roberts Owens | RbA of St. Louis, MO - Maryland Heights

"My new windows look great!! I can feel the difference in my house and my furnace is no longer staying on constantly. My installation crew was polite, tidy and speedy. It couldn't have went better"

D. Holland Schneider | RBA OF ST. LOUIS, MO - MARYLAND HEIGHTS

"The workmen were very professional and did a great job. Cleaned up everything. I am very pleased with the new windows. Beautiful!"

B. Young | RBA OF ST. LOUIS, MO - MARYLAND HEIGHTS

"From start to finish everyone we dealt with were total professionals.. The project process was well communicated, the installers did an excellent job and the windows - I’m so excited about our new windows! They look great. I can’t believe I’m saying this but I am looking forward to cleaning them. And it was obvious immediately that the insulation is vastly better than the old windows. Also, I am just a customer who gets nothing for this endorsement. I just appreciate good service and an excellent product. This company knows how to do it right."

B Stewart | RBA OF ST. LOUIS, MO - MARYLAND HEIGHTS

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