DOUBLE PANE WINDOWS
Arizona is hot, so when replacing older windows, most homeowners want double-pane windows to save on their electric bill. It costs less to keep the heat out than it does to let it in, then cool the room down to a comfortable temperature.
Double-pane windows have two panes of glass, with the gap between them filled with argon gas as an insulation barrier. Not only does this keep the heat out of your home, but it provides a buffer to reduce noise from outside the home, dramatically cutting noise.
Because they are so tightly sealed to retain the gas, they also help keep desert dust from your home, reducing the amount of dusting and vacuuming needed to keep a home clean.
Ask us today about the different types of dual-pane windows available, and the benefits. They’re something we highly recommend, especially when combined with a low-e glass coating for even more energy efficiency!
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The installers were efficient and cleaned everything up nicely. Our salesman, Sal, was awesome. He was very accommodating. He answered some questions for me about other windows and doors in my house. He offered my advice on some screen installation. He actually recommended a different type of company to complete the work I wanted done. (just like the movie Miracle on 34th Street). We were not happy with one of the choices we made with the door installation. We thought we would like our choice of framework but did not like the selection once it was up. Even though it was DunRite’s fault, they exchanged the section we were not happy with and did not charge us extra money for their time or the new materials.
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What are double-pane windows?
Double-pane windows contain two panes of glass, sandwiched in the frame with gas between the layers to insulate against hot and cold weather. That barrier prevents heat transferance.
When touching a single-pane window on the inside of a home, heat from the summer sun or the chill of a winter day can easily be felt on the glass. Since there are no insulating properties to the glass, temperatures easily transfer from the outdoors to inside the home. The glass feels hot in the summer and cold in the winter. This is very different than touching the inside glass on double-pane windows, which consistently feel close to room temperature… today’s new standard for energy-efficient windows.
Are triple-pane windows better than double-pane?
Triple-pane windows are also available from many manufacturers now, too, but we don’t recommend them for desert climates. They are very expensive, and provide a better return for the extra costs in cold weather, not hot.
Will this reduce my air conditioning bills?
According to Energy Star®, you can save up to 31% on AC bills in the Southwest. Even better, a $412 monthly utility bill in the summer can drop to as little as $185 for a Phoenix resident – that’s a signficant 51% drop!
Owner Sal Sucato suggests most homeowners may see a more modest decrease of 25-35% for their homes, depending on many variables.
If it’s time to replace your older windows, call us today for an estimate. You’ll appreciate our 5-star reputation, lifetime installation warranty for as long as you own your home, and careful attention to details!
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