When you start looking at replacement windows in Newport Beach, CA, you may notice that all of the windows offered today are double pane. That means they have two panes of glass instead of just one. If you have older windows, you might have single pane glass. Why aren’t there those options today? What’s the difference? Here are some details to help you decide what direction to take with your new windows.
Single pane glass used to be standard, but as research continued and technology advanced, experts recognized that a single pane of glass was highly inefficient. What’s more, it breaks very easily. If you have windows old enough to have just single pane glass, they’re likely leaking air badly and could easily be broken if an intruder wanted in. Part of the reason you likely want new windows is so you can get further efficiency. And that’s where double pane windows come in to help.
Double pane glass is different from single pane in an obvious way it has two panes of glass instead of one. That automatically slows the airflow down between the interior and exterior of your home. However, there’s also a space between the glass panes, which is usually filled with air, but can also house inert gas (which is even denser than air) and that slows the airflow down even more and insulates your house better.
Double pane glass is also much harder to break than single pane glass and the frames that hold it are stronger as well. If you switch out your single pane glass for windows with double pane glass, you’ll notice a difference in efficiency and strength right away. It’s nice to know that people can’t break in with a simple tap and that your energy bills will be dramatically lower.
When you upgrade to triple pane glass from the standard double pane, you are taking an even bigger step away from the single pane glass on your home. You get a third pane of glass as well as an additional second space between the panes to give you that much more of a barrier between your home and the exterior elements. It all depends on what you can afford and what your home needs.
If you have single pane glass, chances are you need replacement windows in Newport Beach, CA badly. To look into the options, whether you’re interested in the standard double panes or even triple pane versions, contact the professionals at California Window & Solar by calling (949) 284-7483. We’re here to help you understand anything you need to know about any window that interests you. Come see double and triple pane choices in our showroom at 2915 Red Hill Ave Ste B104 Costa Mesa, CA 92626. We can show you around, look over the choices, answer questions about efficiency, and make recommendations based on your budget and needs. You can also look up information on our website at Cgwindow.com.