Single-pane windows have always been a good option for anyone looking to install windows in a home on a tight budget. They are capable of keeping homes relatively comfortable in moderate weather and can block out some of the noise from outside. But unfortunately, single-pane windows don’t provide anywhere near as much protection from the elements as double-pane windows.
Double-pane windows will provide you with more energy efficiency overall and will keep your home comfortable under almost any conditions.
As their name would suggest, single-pane windows only consist of a single layer of glass. That layer of glass can stop some outside air and outside noise from entering your home but not all. It’s why you may find that your home is too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter. Double-pane windows, on the other hand, feature two layers of glass in addition to a layer of air that acts as insulation. The extra pane of glass and the air will make your home more energy efficient by keeping cold or hot air out. They will also cut down on the amount of noise you hear in your home.
Outside of insulating your home more effectively, newer double-pane windows can also prevent UV rays from the sun from entering your house. They are capable of reflecting solar radiation so that it cannot enter your home. They are also capable of reflecting heat from inside your home back inside so that it doesn’t leave your house. This will result in less wasted energy as your HVAC system will not need to work harder to heat and cool your home depending on the season.
Did you know that you could potentially be wasting a lot of energy because of the windows in your home? From the positioning of your windows in your house to the panes of glass inside of them, there are a number of factors that can influence how your home’s windows affect your energy efficiency. Babcock Home Inspections can point out any issues with your windows and show you how to make them more efficient. Call us at 210-325-2106 today to schedule an inspection with us!