Window replacement isn’t as straightforward as it might seem due to the many decisions you’ll need to make. From choosing a window style, to hardware options to how many panes your new windows should have, you might be feeling overwhelmed by the process.
In today’s post, Renewal by Andersen® of Brainerd (Better Living Concepts), one of the top home improvement contractors in Minnesota, discusses the single vs. double pane question.
Single-pane windows have just one layer of glass. They tend to be more affordable replacement windows than double-pane windows, which is their main advantage. On the downside, they are poorly insulated, which means your home is likely to be draftier and less energy-efficient than if you opt for double-pane windows. While single-pane windows might be the better option if your budget is extremely limited, it’s important to consider the added expenses you’ll incur over the long-term in your energy bills if you go with this choice.
Double-pane windows feature two panes of glass. The space between the panes is filled with air or gas, usually argon or krypton, which boosts the window’s insulation.
Double-pane windows are more expensive as they require more materials. However, they are still the better choice as they can help improve the energy efficiency of your home.
Double-pane windows are the better choice. While they cost more, the savings you get from make them worth it in the long-run. Apart from providing better energy-efficiency, these windows are better at keeping noise out and can withstand seasonal temperatures better.
At Renewal by Andersen of Brainerd (Better Living Concepts), we offer high-quality and custom windows. Each window is outfitted with our High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass, which is 56% more energy-efficient in summer and 47% more energy-efficient in winter compared to ordinary dual-pane glass.
You may reach us at (218) 829-5590 for more information on our windows and glass products. We are one of the top home improvement contractors in Crow Wing and Brainerd, MN.