It’s been a long time since homes were built with single pane windows. If your home’s windows are single paned, they could be 50 years old or older. Replacing your windows can have some surprising benefits! If you’re going to replacing your single pane windows soon, here are some of the unexpected benefits you can look forward to.

#1. Lower Heating and Cooling Costs

With just a single sheet of glass between you and the outside elements, single pane windows do little to prevent the temperature outside from getting inside. This isn’t just important for winter heating costs, but summer cooling costs can skyrocket as well. Energy-efficient insulated windows can save you a great deal in seasonal energy costs as well as reduce the burden and save wear and tear on your heating and cooling equipment.

#2. Easier Operation

If your home still has single pane windows they’re not very new. Dual pane, insulated windows have been the standard for many years, for good reason. If your windows use old technology, they likely don’t operate as smoothly as they once did. The best of today’s insulated windows operate smoothly and quietly, with little effort. And some even include convenience features like tilt-in sashes that make it simple to clean even the outside of the window from inside, saving you from having to break out step-stools and ladders on window cleaning day.

#3. Better Sound Protection

Single pane windows offer little protection from sounds happening outside your home. If you live near a busy road, near an airport or just next door to noisy people, your single pane windows are likely doing little to protect you and your family members from the noise outside. Dual pane windows naturally have better sound protection, which means better sleep at night, quality mid-day naps and more peace and quiet when watching movies.

#4. Protect Your Furniture & Flooring

Single pane windows do little to block UV rays that enter the home. Rays from the sun can do damage to everything from flooring to upholstery, which can lead to expensive and time-consuming repairs. If protecting your furniture and flooring is a priority, shop for windows with high-quality glass like Renewal by Andersen of Long Island’s high-performance Low-E4 glass, which blocks UV rays and protects furnishings and flooring alike.

#5. Lower Maintenance

Single pane windows tend to be high maintenance just because they’re old and in need of TLC. Modern windows, especially windows with frames made from Renewal by Andersen’s Fibrex® material, often require little maintenance to look their best.

Fibrex® is made from recycled wood pulp and resins. It needs no painting or sealing. With windows from Renewal by Andersen of Long Island, you can forget about your every-five-years window painting project!

#6. Less Window Condensation

Do your windows fog up in fall or winter? It’s little wonder. Single pane windows gather condensation when temperatures outside are very cold compared to the temperatures indoors, especially if the air inside is humid. Window condensation is a problem because it can cause wood rot and can deteriorate the paint or stain on your window frames.

Good dual pane windows rarely experience this problem because they have insulation that prevents the interior layer of glass from getting cold. When you install energy-efficient dual pane windows in your home, you’re unlikely to experience this problem again.

#7. Improved Curb Appeal

Single pane windows, because they’re older, often don’t look as good as they could. When you replace your single pane windows, you’ll likely notice an improvement in the way your home looks. To ensure that your home will look its best, match the window style to the architectural style of your home. If you’re shopping for windows from Renewal by Andersen of Long Island, you can choose from a variety of window styles including double hung, casement, picture windows and more.

Are Your Windows Single Pane? It’s Time to Replace Them

Single pane windows just don’t meet modern standards. They’re not as energy efficient as they could be – and they’re certainly not as functional. If you’re planning to replace your windows this winter, contact Renewal by Andersen of Long Island at 1-877-313-9052 or fill out the short form on this page to schedule your free consultation and get started with your upcoming home improvement project.



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