Your windows are an incredibly important part of your home. They not only provide a view to the outside, but they can add significant value to your home. If you’re thinking about upgrading the windows in your home and you’re not sure if you should go with multi-paned windows, we’ve outlined some important must-knows about these types of windows.
There are two common types of multi-paned windows:
Two panes of glass are separated by an insulating layer of air or clear and odorless gas, usually argon. These are very durable windows and protect your home comfortable, whether it be from cold winters or hot summer days. They provide an efficient sound barrier and Low-E coatings can help block harmful UV rays. Double-pane windows are usually more expensive than single pane windows and are not usually a good investment unless the rest of your home is properly sealed and insulated.
The middle pane of glass is surrounded on both sides by air or insulating glass, making it incredibly helpful for insulating homes that are exposed to extreme cold or heat throughout the year. These are more expensive than double-paned windows. It’s important to note that triple pane windows are extremely heavy and tend to fail more often and the triple glass makes them very dark. These windows are a better choice for warmer climates, but in Oregon and Washington, these aren’t ideal window choices.
Multi-paned windows can help save money on your energy bill:
Upgrading to high quality windows will help insulate your home and help you cut down your energy bills. But, before you decide to make the leap, look around your home and be sure that it is insulated well in other areas. Check to make sure your walls and attic is properly insulated and also check around doorways to see if there are any gaps that could cause air to leak in or out.
By decreasing the amount of heat transfer that happens, multi-paned windows will also increase the comfort level of your home. Say goodbye to uneven temperatures that often happen from room to room. In addition, if you live in a noisy area, these windows can significantly reduce the amount of noise you hear. They’re ideal for homes or businesses located near busy streets, airports, or train tracks.
How do you know which window to choose?
Multi-paned windows come in a variety of designs to fit your home’s style. We offer a variety of window options that are rated high with Energy Star labels. We’re happy to go over what options there are and which one fits your budget and home’s style. We are glad to go over energy efficient terms and labels to make sure you are getting the right energy efficient window for your home.
We are proud to serve Portland, Oregon and the surrounding areas, as well as Central Oregon and Bend! Our professional team can help you get your home ready for to face the rest of the winter months. Contact us today if you need expert advice on window repair or replacement, as well as weatherization tips. Don’t wait any longer to get your windows updated – start reaping the rewards now!