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Pros and Cons of Replacing the Windows in Your Home With Double-Paned Windows

Able & Ready Construction can help you save energy costs by replacing your windows with double-paned windows in PrescottEnergy loss attributed to windows accounts for nearly 25 percent of the annual heating and cooling costs for the average American home. So what can a homeowner do? Fortunately, there are steps you can take to drastically lower that statistic, including installing double-paned windows and utilizing other energy-efficient window technologies. Double-paned windows are advertised to “save energy, save money, and add to a home’s value”, so Able & Ready Construction, your Prescott remodeling experts, would like to look at the pros and cons of updating your windows with double paned windows.

Let’s start with the pros:

Save Money - A double-paned window can actually reduce energy usage by up to 24% in cold climates during the winter and by up to almost 20% in hot climates during the heat of summer when compared to older, single paned windows.

Noise insulation - Double-paned windows significantly reduce outdoor noise pollution. Double-paned windows can be a valuable investment in the peace and quiet department, especially in busy urban areas.

Environment - Reduced energy use doesn’t just mean you save money, it also means you’re burning less fossil fuel and creating fewer greenhouse gas emissions.

Saves Even More - There are a lot of products that go into a good double-pane window. You can expect energy savings of anywhere from 30 to 50 percent, depending on whether you choose average energy-efficient windows or top of the line models.

There really isn’t a downside to double-paned windows as a product, but there are a couple of things to keep in mind:

Can’t Buy Just One -  Replacing individual windows rather than upgrading the entire house will not yield intended energy savings. Old windows will still leak air even if you install one double-paned one.

Quality Matters - From failed seals to improperly spaced glass, poorly manufactured windows, or windows that fail, can negate energy savings and even lead to other problems, such as condensation developing between the panes. Quality is key, and it usually comes at a higher price. Expect to pay about $600 for a reasonable, middle-of-the-road window, and about $850 for the best the industry has to offer. Given the pros, it’s wise to focus on possible savings than initial cost.

If you are considering upgrading your home with double-paned windows, or if you would like to talk to the experts about a total remodel of your Prescott home, help is as close as Able & Ready Construction. Why not give them a call today at 928-775-6178 for a free consultation.

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