Pros And Cons Of Double-Paned Windows

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Energy-efficiency is a concern to anyone that pays an electric bill. Those drafty doors and windows soon add up to you throwing your hard earned dollars to the wind. While you can't eliminate your electricity bill completely, you can reduce some of the heating and cooling costs by reducing these drafts to make your home more energy efficient. One major way to do this is by installing double-paned windows. 

Advantages 

Double-paned windows save money by reducing energy consumption. It makes sense that two layers of glass would offer more insulation than just the one layer that single-paned windows offer. Since there are two panes of glass, the amount of outdoor noise pollution that enters your home is lessened, resulting in a quieter home.

You can have your double-paned windows coated with UltraViolet (UV) coatings and other various glazes, depending on your budget and what the manufacturer offers. Very cold areas should limit coatings that reduce the sun from coming in the home because the sun will help warm their home in the winter. However, in hotter areas, UV coatings should be maximized to limit the sun from heating the home, which will reduce the usage of air conditioning units. 

Pro Tips: Get the Most Out of Your New Windows

Replacing only one window may not change your energy consumption much. So, if you are on a limited budget and can only replace one or two windows at a time, don't be discouraged when you don't see an immediate change on next month's bill. If you can replace all the windows at once, that is the best decision to make. Remember that some window providers do offer specials and discounts if you buy a certain number of windows at once, so keep that in mind when you are budgeting. 

Don't try to buy a cheap product. Quality is essential if your investment is to be successful. A cheaper window can cause condensation to develop between the panes, creating a moisture issue in your home. You should have a professional install the window to be sure it fits correctly. If not, much of the money spend on the project may be lost because of poor installation. 

Remember that these windows are an investment and they will pay for themselves over time. In addition to the savings you will reap each month on your energy bill, you are also giving your family a more comfortable and quieter home. 

Contact a business like Gallagher Bros. Inc. to learn more.

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