Understanding the Key Differences Between Single- and Double-Pane Replacement Windows

The number of panes, or sheets of window glass, in your replacement windows can make a huge difference in your energy savings. Here are three differences between single-pane and double-pane windows.

1.      Replacement Window Cost

What you will notice right away is that single-pane windows are less expensive than double-pane windows (prices depend on what models you are comparing). This is for a very good reason: double-pane windows are designed to be much better insulators . In addition to having low-E coatings which prevent heat from escaping or entering your vinyl windows, many double-pane windows are also filled with argon, a safe ‘noble gas’ which further insulates your home and prevents heat transfer.

2.      Energy Savings

Double-pane replacement vinyl windows that incorporate special gasses are remarkably energy efficient. The amount of money you can expect to save varies depending on your own energy consumption, but in order to take full advantage of double-pane windows, it is highly recommended that you get double-pane windows with insulating gases between the panes.

3.      Sound Dampening

If you live near downtown Orlando or a busy Orlando suburb, you’re probably tired of all the noise coming from the streets. Double-pane windows are known for their superior sound-dampening and may lessen the amount of excess noise you get from surrounding areas. 

If you’re ready to take advantage of energy efficient double-pane or single-pane windows, then call Orlando’s premier replacement window retailer and installer, Window World. Window World has been helping Orlando area homeowners purchase and install vinyl replacement windows since 1995 and is now one of the largest, most trusted replacement window companies in the United States. To learn more about vinyl replacement windows, visit Window World online or call ( 407) 792-4796 .

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