Your windows are one of the most important parts of your home, but when cold weather hits they can sometimes become a pain. We often hear about people’s windows fogging up and letting cold drafts in during the winter, which can both be very aggravating. If your windows do either of these things, it is definitely time to make the switch to insulated windows. Unlike traditional single-paned windows, insulated windows are made with two or more panes of glass to ensure maximum protection from the outside elements. The main purpose of insulated windows is to reduce heat transfer from buildings, however there a few more great benefits that come along with them:
They keep your home comfortable
Insulated windows regulate the temperature of your home. They will put an end those uncomfortable cold drafts in the winter and keep your home warm and cozy all season long. And, winter isn’t the only time insulated windows work their magic… they are just as effective in warm weather as well! In the summer, they will keep the cool AC air trapped inside and keep steamy temperatures outside. Your home will be the perfect temperature all year round.
Outside temperatures can pass through one glass pane with no problem, the extra panes of glass in insulated windows are what makes them work so well. Additional glass panes create a stronger barrier from the outside, making it very difficult or even impossible for any air to pass through them.
Save energy & money
Even though insulated windows are a little more expensive than regular windows they will save you money in the long run by conserving energy. Insulated windows greatly reduce the amount of air that escapes from your home. Like we mentioned before, they keep the heat inside your home in cold weather, and the cold AC air inside in hot weather. This will greatly decrease your energy consumption which will furthermore decrease your energy bills! You will no longer have to spend a fortune on constantly cranking up your heater and AC units just to keep your home at a comfortable temperature.
So, we know that insulated windows will protect your home from outside temperatures, but there is one more outdoor element that they will protect you from; noise. That extra glass pane will tone down all outside noises. Whether it’s street traffic and car horns, airplanes flying overhead, loud neighbors, or even early morning birds, your insulated windows will dull all these annoying noises and keep your home peaceful and quiet.
Clean & Clear
With cold weather comes foggy windows. No matter what you do or how often you wipe them, traditional single pane windows always seem to always fog up in the winter. This fog/condensation occurs when the drastic different temperatures from the outside and inside meet at the window’s surface and cause the window to sweat, which is not a very attractive look for your home.
The multiple panes in insulated windows keep the cold air and warm air from ever meeting which puts an end to all condensation. You will have a crystal-clear view from your windows, and the outside of your home will look great too!
Insulated windows are becoming more and more popular because of their numerous benefits. If you still have old, drafty, outdated windows, let us help you out by installing some beautiful insulated windows! Give us a call at 800-642-7373 or request a quote online!