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Double-Pane Windows: A Look at Their Advantages

Apart from the frame material, the type of glass is also a major factor to consider when choosing replacement windows. Double-pane windows offer many benefits, most notably increased energy efficiency and better indoor comfort all year round.

Double Pane Windows A Look At Their Advantages

About Double-Pane Windows

Also known as dual-pane windows, these are windows that feature two glass panes glazed to the sash and then placed in the window frame. Before this innovation, window products only had a single sheet of glass that protected the home’s interior against the elements. Unfortunately, they lacked thermal control and didn’t help in providing insulation.

Double-pane replacement windows, particularly ones that are energy-efficient, come with an inert gas fill between the two panes of glass. Krypton or argon is added to minimize convection currents within the space, which helps improve thermal efficiency by reducing heat transfer between the inside and outside of your home.

Advantages of Double-Pane Windows

Double-pane windows cost more than single-pane windows, but the impact on your energy bills will be evident. Less heat and cold get transferred through your windows, which means better comfort and energy efficiency. In fact, HomeAdvisor® states that double-pane windows can help reduce energy usage by up to 24% in the winter and 18% in the summer. The energy savings you accrue over time can exceed the initial cost of these windows.

Dual-pane windows also preserve your home’s serene ambiance by minimizing sound penetration. With an additional pane of glass, you can be sure outside noise won’t infiltrate your home. If you live on a busy street or in a noisy neighborhood, these products are truly worth considering.

When choosing which double-pane windows to purchase, consider glass with special coatings that prevent ultraviolet (UV) rays from causing your interior fixtures to fade. At Renewal by Andersen® of St. Louis, we offer Fibrex® replacement windows that come with High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass that selectively blocks unwanted UV rays and solar heat while allowing visible light to pass through.

Learn more about our windows and doors by calling (314) 983-9977. You may also fill out our contact form for a free, in-home consultation. Our Missouri service areas include Chesterfield and the surrounding areas.

Reviews

"This was one of the best experiences I've ever had with a company. I ordered the windows in November and was told they wouldn't be here until July. That kind of delay the new norm so I wasn't a bit upset with the timeline. I was given an early present when they called to say the windows would be in at the beginning of May. We agreed on the week of May 16th to do the installation, there were 30 windows and a sliding door to install. They arrived promptly on their scheduled install date, and got straight to work. By the end of day one, they had all the upstairs windows complete and their work was incredible. Day two came with more of the same, the crew showed up promptly, got straight to work, and when they left they had every window downstairs installed. The third day they again arrived on-time, and got to work installing the door. The door and windows are perfectly installed. The two lads that did the installation did a phenomenal job, and were friendly to boot. I would give them more business if I had any :) The service I received from the company was great. They kept me abreast of anything that was going on with my order. I appreciate my concierge, Christina, she was good at communicating timelines and getting everything scheduled."

Lane Maxwell
Jun 28, 2022

"The two installers were great! They were polite and hard working and they cleaned up all the outside and inside. It was like they were never here. As for the windows, I love them, not only looks great, they are efficient. Now every window in my home has Renewal by Anderson."

Mark Palsgrove
Jun 23, 2022

"We had the pleasure recently of having Andersen replace all of our windows. From the very first interaction with the office personnel through the completion of the project, they have been nothing but professional. From Brian our sales rep to Christina the appointment scheduler, they were a pleasure to interact with. Installers Keith, John, and Evan were fantastic to work with. They went above and beyond to repair an area which was slightly damaged during the removal of a window...caulked and painted it. They took extra precaution to ensure the floors were covered while working inside and cleaned up each day inside and out. We love the look of our new windows and can't wait to enjoy the savings in utilities they'll provide. Thanks so much Renewal by Andersen!!"

Kevin Corrigan
Jun 15, 2022

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