Windows obviously have lots of glass, and so do a lot of doors. That’s why it’s very important that you choose the right kind of glass for the custom windows and doors on your Winnipeg, MB home. The right kind of glass is commonly double-pane.
The two most common kinds of window and door glass are single-pane and double-pane. The main difference between the two is the number of glass layers. Single-pane glass only has one layer of glass, while double-pane has two. This difference in layers is crucial for the function of your doors and windows.
Most window experts can agree that about 70% of energy loss occurs in windows and doors, and 90% of that energy loss occurs through the glass. In other words, when your house is getting cold during a chilly Tucson night, or hot during a warm desert day, its most likely because your window and door glass isn’t doing a good job at insulating your home.
Since double-pane glass has two layers of glass, its automatically better at insulating than single-pane glass. Double-pane doors and windows’ layers are also separated by a space of air of gas that increases insulation even more. This is because gas, like the commonly used Argon and Krypton, is dense than air. This higher density makes it harder for energy to get through, making the glass more impervious to outside temperatures.
Double-pane glass can help reduce your home’s energy usage by up to 24% in the winter months and up to 18% in the summer months. That’s a lot of saving, and that’s not even all the benefits that double-pane glass offers. Double-pane glass can also benefit your home with noise pollution reduction. The two layers of glass and gas not only stop temperature, but also noise. This works both ways, keeping the traffic or lawn mower sounds out of your living room, and your crying baby’s screams out of your neighbor’s backyard.
It is important to note that double-pane windows and doors cost more than single-pane. However, your long-term energy savings will be noticeable, and might even help you recoup your initial window glass investment. It’s also vital to be aware that you won’t see any of these benefits, from energy savings to noise reduction, unless you replace all the windows and doors in your home. Replacing just one or two old windows or doors won’t have the same effect as replacing all of them.
If you have any more questions about double-pane and singe-pane glass, or you would like to learn more about Winnipeg, MB custom windows and doors, contact Pioneer Window & Door Mfg Ltd. We have lots of window and door knowledge that we would love to put at your disposal. Please stop by our showroom located at 8 Fast Lane Headingley, MB, R4H 0C5 to meet with us in person, or give us a call at (204) 889-8422 to schedule a consultation or get more information about what we can do for you.