The recent years have seen a number of technological advancements when it comes to replacement windows. Sometimes it’s a matter of the material, or fusion-welding the sash and frame. One of these advances is double-pane windows, or even triple pane windows. These windows usually have some kind of spacer of non-toxic gas or air in between the glass panes. This slows the flow of air through the glass, making it more sturdily insulating. It’s not hard to see why this is a popular choice for homeowners or what benefits it could offer your home.
At Zen Windows Nashville, we offer Lotus vinyl replacement windows with triple-pane Ultra S glass, providing the industry’s best thermal performance. Here are a few of our favorite benefits.
The most appealing benefit of double or triple-pane windows is, of course, the insulation — and therefore the energy efficiency. With the airflow slowed, these windows offer a tighter seal and less heat loss. During the summer, your heated indoor air stays in and the cold air stays out. That means you won’t have to struggle through drafts, nor will you have to suffer high heating bills. Multi-pane replacement windows are shown to significantly reduce energy costs in the home.
One problem that tends to plague replacement windows that aren’t very energy efficient is window condensation. This occurs when cold air leaks through the glass and meets the warm air inside the home. It causes your windows to fog up and become damp, and could lead to issues with mold or mildew. Even without the larger issues, window condensation looks messy, and homeowners often struggle to rid themselves of it in the winter. That’s where multi-pane windows can help. With the spacer between the windows, cold air is slowed so that it doesn’t reach the other side of the glass.
Another perk to multi-pane windows is their soundproof quality. If you have single panes of glass, you may be familiar with waking up in the morning to the sounds of birds, traffic, or perhaps the sounds of neighbors. It might only be a minor inconvenience, but the thicker your windows, the less chance you have of running into this problem. Triple-pane windows not only insulate your home from the cold, but protect it from outdoor noises so your space can truly offer the peace and quiet that you need.
Want to know more about what the triple-pane Lotus replacement windows can do for your home? Contact Zen Windows Nashville today for more information or a free quote.