Though there are plenty of durable windows out there, windows are not made to last forever. If your windows are over thirty years old, you may need to get them replaced as soon as possible—especially if they’re single-pane. Here are a few reasons why you should ditch your single-pane windows in favor of modern double- or triple-pane windows:
Save money on energy
These days, energy efficiency is becoming more and more of a concern among home builders and owners. Though single-pane windows may have historical value, the nostalgia simply isn’t worth the wasted energy. Modern double- or triple-pane windows have two and three times the insulation of single-pane windows, and can significantly reduce your energy bill.
Increase home security
Window technology has improved considerably over the years. Older single-pane windows pale in comparison to double-pane windows in nearly every way—including glass strength. By installing double- or triple-pane windows in your home, you can give would-be thieves more than they bargained for.
Protect your interior
If you have single-pane windows, that means there’s just one sheet of glass between your home’s interior and the elements. This lack of protection allows the sunlight to infiltrate your home and fade your precious furniture. Many modern double-pane windows come with low-E glass—glass with a special film that can stand up to the sun’s powerful UV rays.
Enhance your home’s beauty
If you live in a home with historic windows, it can be very difficult to say goodbye to the classic single-pane look. Still, you may be able to install a set of double-pane windows that successfully imitate the old style while increasing efficiency. If your old windows are in disrepair, a set of double-pane windows can even improve the overall aesthetic.
If you’re ready to make the leap to double- or triple-pane windows, contact Five Star Windows. We’re proud to provide our San Jose-area customers with quality window and door installation. Visit our website or call us today at (408) 385-9867 to learn more about our quality replacement windows.