Most homeowners today want to improve their quality of life. This often involves making certain changes in the choices they make for their home and family. This includes switching to energy-efficient products like double-pane windows as a way to enhance the home’s comfort levels and significantly lower energy consumption.
Innovative Window Products
Before double-pane windows came along, pre-made windows only had a single sheet of glass to protect the interior from the elements. They’re still available today, but have fallen out of favor with most homeowners simply because they don’t help insulate homes. Unlike double-pane windows, they lack thermal control, allowing heat to freely escape and enter the home depending on the outside conditions.
Why Choose Double-Pane Windows?
It’s worth considering double-pane windows for your home window replacement project. They consist of two layers of glass separated by a spacer. The space created is then filled with an inert gas like krypton or argon. This prevents heat and cold from affecting indoor temperature during summer and winter. With the addition of frames that have low conductivity, you can give your home’s energy efficiency a boost.
Aside from this, double-pane windows can also minimize sound penetration in your home. With these installed, you won’t hear as much noise from the outside as you do with single-pane windows, preserving your home’s peaceful ambiance.
Options for Your Window Glass
When deciding on which double-pane windows to pick, make sure that the glass has special coatings that can prevent ultraviolet (UV) rays from causing your interior fixtures to fade. At Renewal by Andersen® of Boise, we offer Fibrex® windows that come with High-Performance™ Low-E4® glass. This component features superior thermal control of tinted glass and visible transmittance of clear glass.