The windows on your home have many different functions. Yes, they are pretty to look through and add aesthetic appeal to your home, but their main function is to provide security as well as protection from the outdoor elements. Do you find yourself doing everything you can to stay away from your windows during these cold winter Chicago days? Or maybe you struggle with rooms that are really hot in the summer or drapes that suffer from fading. It might be time to consider a new purchase for your home – are you convinced that double pane windows are the right choice yet?
Why not Single Pane?
Single pane windows are typically found on older homes and generally do not provide the energy efficiency that homeowners desire today. Yes, they are a little less expensive as an initial purchase, but as the years pass, they become more costly than their counterpart. The cost is hidden in your energy bills that are likely much higher than they need to be due to the inefficiency of your windows.
Say “Yes” to Double Pane
Double pane windows, as the name suggests, is made from two panes of glass. In between these panes is an insulated layer of odorless gas. This layer of insulation offers your home many benefits aside from the most important – greater energy efficiency and lower utility bills:
- Block harmful UV rays from causing your furniture and drapes to fade
- Keep the temperature of your rooms more stable – keeping the cold air out in the winter and warm air out in the summer
- Many can also provide an effective sound barrier
Now that you are convinced that you need double pane windows to increase the energy efficiency of your home and say goodbye to the days of bitter cold or sweltering hot rooms, you need to explore the benefits of professional installation. Unfortunately, the energy efficiency of each window is dependent on proper installation. Even the most expensive, insulated model is useless if the proper methods are not used. You could be left with drafts or other complications that negate the benefits of your attempts at creating a more comfortable and more affordable home.