What Are the Benefits of Double Pane Windows?

Ashley Christensen
March 10, 2023

Those who are unfamiliar with all the technical jargon surrounding windows glass replacements may be confused by the term “double Pane”. As the name implies, a double-pane window is simply put, two pieces of glass sealed together. But what else goes into a double-pane window and why are they so popular? 

What are double-pane windows? 

Double-pane windows use two pieces of glass that are sealed together using a special material that is designed to absorb moisture and prevent fogging. Additionally, between the two pieces of glass is an air pocket, that can be filled with air, argon, or krypton gas. The purpose of the air space is to ensure that less heat passes through the window, into or out of your home. 

Advantages of Double Pane Windows

There are several advantages of double pane windows over single pane, that have made them incredibly popular among homeowners and commercial property owners alike. Here are some of the benefits of double-pane windows: 

  • Energy Efficient: the biggest advantage to installing double pane glass window replacements is they are energy efficient. Because double-pane windows provide thermal insulation, you don’t have to worry about your home getting too cold during the winter or too hot in the summer. As a result, you won’t have to pay to heat or cool your home as much, which will save you money on your energy bills. 
  • Increase Property Value: those who care about increasing their home’s property value can increase it by installing double-pane windows. Not only are double pane windows more aesthetically pleasing, but their energy efficiency features help to make your home more valuable if you ever wish to sell it in the future. 
  • Increased Security: because there are two panes of glass and not just one, double-pane windows are safer and harder to break. This is perfect for those who have experienced broken windows in the past from balls and other objects around their home, and as a means to deter intruders. They can also cut down on outside noise, making your home quieter from cars and other sounds from outside your home. 

Double-pane windows are so common now, that it is nearly impossible to purchase a single-pane window anymore. If you are looking for window glass replacements, and need to replace your double-pane window, contact Gordon's Glass to schedule a free estimate. 

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