When glass windows were first invented, they were all single pane. Windows have changed over the years as double-paned, insulatated windows dramatically increased the energy efficiency of our windows on the world. While many single pane windows have been replaced with new dual pane products, some homes still have original single pane windows.

If your home has single pane windows, you could be spending a lot of extra dollars per year on your utility bills. Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro sells top of the line dual pane windows to make your home more efficient and comfortable throughout the year. Here’s what you need to know about the difference between single pane windows and Renewal by Andersen’s dual pane insulated windows.

Problems with Single Pane Windows

Single pane windows have very little in the way of insulating qualities, and thus allow the transfer of energy from outside to inside, and the reverse. Single pane windows can also be drafty, because they’re generally old and do not seal as well as newer dual pane windows.

Although single pane windows have not been commonly installed in homes for many years, many older New Jersey and New York Metro homes still have single pane wooden and metal windows that do not seal or insulate very well.

How Can You Tell If You Have Single Pane Windows?

Most homeowners can tell they have single pane windows just by looking at them. One sure-fire way to know if your home has single pane windows is to light a match at night and briefly hold the match about an inch or two from the window (keep the match away from flammable objects and surfaces, of course).

A single pane window will reflect a single flame. A double pane window will reflect two flames.

Why Buy Quality Dual Pane Insulating Windows?

According to the U.S. ENERGY STAR program, homeowners can save up to $300 or more on their utility bills by replacing their single pane windows with insulating dual pane windows. However, not all dual pane windows are created equal.

The gap between the two panes of glass in an insulated window must be sealed tight to prevent air and moisture from entering the space between the two windows. If the seal is broken, the windows will allow air and moisture between the panes and they will appear foggy. To prevent this from happening, it’s important to buy quality dual pane windows with proven spacers and sealants that are covered under a good warranty and built to last.

Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro’s dual pane windows are covered by a comprehensive 20 year warranty. For several years in a row, Renewal by Andersen windows were named ENERGY STAR partner of the year. The frames that hold the window glass are  made from our stronger than vinyl, no-maintenance window material, Fibrex. They don’t warp or bend with time, so the seal will stay good for years to come.

Ready to Replace Your Single Pane Windows? Contact Us

Single pane windows waste energy and can cause temperature fluctuations indoors, making your home uncomfortable inside. You can change that! Contact Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York Metro to get a quote for new window replacement. To schedule an appointment, fill out the form on our website or call our toll free number, 1-888-826-2451.


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