If home has single pane windows, you might already know they don’t do much good towards insulating the home. Air can move back and forth between one pane of glass with ease and if you really want energy efficiency, Vista, CA replacement windows are in your future. Today, new windows come standard with double pane glass. Some even have triple pane, if you want additional efficiency. But even one extra pane of glass will make a world of difference in your home.
The main difference between single and double pane glass is one pane of glass. Single has one while double has two. Even that pane of glass adds an extra layer of protection to your home, but it’s what’s between the panes that can really help. Many windows just have air in the space between the panes and that works very well. However, today you can also add inert gases like argon or krypton between the panes. These gases are harmless, odorless, and colorless and they are also denser than air. They insulate the home even further if you choose to upgrade to include them.
While double pane windows, of course, are more expensive than single pane windows (and triple pane glass is even more) they also greatly reduce the energy your home has to use to maintain your comfort. When you look at your energy bills after you get the double pane windows, you will see a nice reduction that will stick around. That will help you pay yourself back for the costs that went into the windows in the first place and when you sell your home, you can place a higher value on it as well.
Double pane windows have a lot of options involved, like color, glass designs, window grids and grilles, hardware and more. You’ll want to think closely about those choices to get the overall look and feel you want on the windows. When you make final decisions about the basics, you can think over other upgrades you might want, like inert gas fillings or low-E coatings to help even more with energy efficiency. The more options you add, the lower your bills will go. You just have to choose whether or not that extra savings is worth the extra upfront costs.
Whenever you want to look into Vista, CA replacement windows, the experts at Andy’s Glass & Window Company are here for you. We know how much better double pane windows are than single pane and we’re happy to tell you all about it. Give us a call at (951) 677-7421 and we’ll set you up with a free consultation to help you make the decisions you need to make with all the information you need on hand. You can also visit us in our showroom at 25751 Jefferson Ave Murrieta, CA 92562 to see replacement windows in person. You can look at double and triple pane glass and we’ll talk to you more about ratings and show you various labels. You don’t have to be a window expert when you have one on hand to help you through it.