Single pane windows used to be the standard window type found in homes, but many decades ago, homeowners started making the switch to dual pane, insulated windows. If your home still has single-pane windows, it’s likely your home’s windows are many decades old. The most well-known benefits of replacing your single pane windows are improved energy efficiency, improved operation and improved value for your home. However, there are other important benefits to replacing single-pane windows in your home, and some of them could be very surprising. Here’s what you need to know.

#1. New Windows Improve Sound Protection

Single pane windows provide little to no sound protection, which means that if you have single-pane windows, you can hear the activity outside your home almost like it’s happening inside. Dual pane windows offer some sound protection, blocking noises occurring outdoors. If you live near a loud freeway or airport, or if your neighbors have noisy dogs, replacing your single pane windows will stop some of that sound from intruding in your home.

#2. New Windows Reduce Maintenance

Older windows need a lot of maintenance. Some single pane windows need regular repairs because they’ve outlived their service life. If your windows are made of wood, they may also need to be painted or sealed regularly. That’s a lot of work! Installing new dual pane windows should get you out of performing home repair or maintenance on your windows for many years, freeing up your time to do other things that are important to you.

#3. New Windows Protect Upholstery & Flooring

Ultra Violet rays enter your home through the glass in your single-pane windows. UV rays can cause damage like fading and deterioration of your furniture, flooring and walls. Installing dual pane windows with special coatings to block UV rays can reduce can prevent this problem. Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & New York Metro dual pane windows are made from low-E4 glass, which blocks UV rays and protects your home’s furnishings.

#4. New Windows Improve Curb Appeal

Modern replacement windows from Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro are designed to be beautiful, and durable. Replacing your old single-pane windows with new, attractive windows from Renewal by Andersen can improve your home’s curb appeal, which can make your home more valuable in the event that you decide to sell.

#5. New Windows Reduce Condensation

You may have noticed that your home’s single pane windows develop a layer of condensation or even ice indoors when the weather outside is cold. This happens if the humidity indoors is high enough and the temperature outside is cold enough.

Condensation that collects and dribbles down the window into the frame of your home can cause wood rot, mold, mildew and other problems around the window frames in your home. Installing dual pane windows should stop this problem from occurring because the inside layer of glass should not get cold enough to allow condensation to develop.

Replace Those Single Pane Windows Today!

Your single pane windows are old enough – it’s time for them to go! Get started with your home improvement project today. Contact Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro at 1-888-826-2451 today for a consultation or fill out the short form on this page to discuss your upcoming window replacement project.



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