Are Double-Paned Windows Worth It?

If you are planning to replace the windows in your home in the near future, you have a lot of decision to make. One of them is whether or not to purchase double paned windows. These windows have a few pros and cons that you must consider. This is the focus of a recent article by Matt Goering of HomeAdvisor entitled Pros, Cons and Costs: Double-Paned Windows.

In this article, Goering notes that “energy loss attributed to windows accounts for nearly 25 percent of the annual heating and cooling costs for the average American home.” Double-paned windows may provide a remedy and save you money on your utilities.

Among the other pros listed by Goering are:

  • Double-paned windows can insulate your home against outside noise.
  • Double-paned windows can reduce heating costs up to 24 percent and cooling costs up to 18 percent.
  • When you reduce energy consumption by using double-paned windows, you also reduce your carbon footprint.

Among the cons of these windows, Goering lists:

  • To realize the energy savings, you need to replace all of the windows in your home.
  • It is necessary to buy high-quality windows. Poor quality double-paned windows can develop condensation between the panes.
  • Double-paned windows are more expensive than single-pane windows.

Learn more by reading the full article here.

Whatever the type of window you choose for your Chicagoland home, the award-winning team of contractors at Baltic Home Improvements is the one to call. We can handle your window installation job with high-quality workmanship and professionalism. Contact us today to learn more and to schedule a free evaluation of your home improvement job.

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