Many homeowners and contractors sing praises for multi-panes in their new windows. Multi-panes such as double and triple pane windows are touted to offer higher energy efficiency and durability ratings compared to their single-pane counterparts. While the hype is definitely based on real advantages, there are still many who are not familiar with this style of windows.
Your choice of windows depends on a number of factors such as your location, your climate, and your energy efficiency needs. If you’re thinking about whether multi-paned replacement windows are right for your home, here is a quick overview of their benefits explained by our experts at Woodbridge Home Exteriors.
Insulated Glass Units
IGU stands for Insulated Glass Unit and it’s the technical term for multi-paned replacement windows. These are typically double pane windows but triple pane windows are not uncommon as well. This IGUS is typically layers of glass separated by very thin layers of insulating gas such as argon or krypton. The gas prevents heat from passing through the windows while still allowing light.
Better Energy Efficiency
The key to energy management is to keep your heat or your cooled air inside your home as much as possible. Up to 30% of heat loss in homes is attributed to windows and doors, so reinforcing these areas are essential. Multi-paned windows cut down these losses a little bit, all without sacrificing much-needed daylight.
Condensation is a common problem faced by both single-pane and older windows. Condensation can cause water to trickle down into the frame. In older windows with faulty gaskets and weatherstripping, this can lead to water penetration problems as well as energy loss. The high insulation ratings of multi-paned windows help lessen, if not eliminate, condensation problems throughout the year.
Learn more about how multi-paned windows can benefit your home with the help of our professionals at Woodbridge Home Exteriors. Give us a call at (972) 945-7840 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Lubbock, Fort Worth, as well as Wichita, KS and other nearby areas.