Not so long ago, single pane windows were the standard product installed in all homes. Today, the best windows are made with dual pane windows and have become the industry standard. That said, perhaps you are not aware of how dual pane windows “work”, and how dual pane windows can benefit you and your home.

When you shop for windows with Renewal by Andersen of Long Island, all the windows in our extensive collection are dual pane, insulated, Low-e windows. This article will go over the benefits of dual pane glass, and why windows made with it are the most popular window type for homes on Long Island, NY.

Single Pane Vs. Dual Pane

Dual pane windows are made with a double layer of glass and a pocket of either inert gas or air in the middle. This pocket of “air space” between the glass minimizes the transfer of heat or cold from outside to inside the home and vice versa. Essentially, the space between the glass offers a layer of insulation that helps you more easily regulate the temperature inside your home.

Single pane windows lack this pocket of insulation, and in fact, really provide very little insulation value at all. Touching the inside of a single paned window feels very similar to the outside. After all, it’s just a thin piece of glass between inside and outside. On single pane windows, the glass is likely to feel hot in summer and cold in winter and radiates that outside temperature inside your home. Dual pane windows slow this transfer of heat and cold and therefore are more moderate on the inside and radiate less of the outside temperature inside.

How Dual Pane Windows Save Energy

Dual pane windows save energy by insulating your home from the extreme temperatures outdoors. Your heating and air conditioning system will run less often to keep the temperature comfortable inside your home. Your HVAC system will run shorter and receive less wear and tear to keep up with the rising or falling temperatures around your home’s windows. This reduces the amount of time your heating and cooling system must spend running, which lowers your energy bills year-round.

Why You Should Buy Quality Dual Pane Windows

While it’s helpful to buy dual pane windows for your home, it’s equally important to ensure you purchase windows that are of high quality. A house full of replacement windows are a significant investment no matter the quality, but the better the quality and durability, the longer that investment will pay off. The better the quality, the more benefits you’ll get from dual pane products. Renewal by Andersen of Long Island windows are built with frames made from long-lasting Fibrex material, a composite product that requires virtually no maintenance aside from regular cleaning.

Fibrex has insulating qualities similar to wood, but is not susceptible to wood rot refinishing chores that can cause it to deteriorate quickly if not properly maintained. Renewal by Andersen windows have won multiple awards for their energy efficiency for many years running. When you purchase windows from Renewal by Andersen of Long Island, you can be confident that you’re getting the full benefit of the dual pane design.

Find Out More About Renewal by Andersen of Long Island, NY Dual Pane Windows

Dual pane windows made by Renewal by Andersen are built to last and protected by a 20-year transferrable warranty. To find out more about the benefits of installing dual pane windows in your home, contact Renewal by Andersen of Long Island at 877-313-9052 or fill in the short form on this page.


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