Owning a home means having to stay on top of everything: a working HVAC, a solid roof, landscaping, and replacing windows to name a few.

In addition to the standard upkeep practices, there are other items that may have come to your attention, such as installing low-E glassupdating your home’s siding, or glazing windows.

What Is a Double Glazed Window?

Despite sounding like what you might like on a donut, when it comes to windows, “glazing” refers to how many panes of glass are in it. Depending on the manufacturer, they may be referred to as “single paned” or “double paned” windows.

5 Benefits of Double Glazed Windows

While single paned windows may be fine, there are many benefits to having a second pane, such as:

  1. Energy efficiency. An air conditioner will keep working until your home’s inside temperature matches what you set on the thermostat. If extreme weather conditions are keeping your home too hot or too cold your HVAC cycle will stay on attempting to reach that set temperature and you will see the results on your energy bill.
  2. Keeping your home comfortable. Double panes help to keep even temperatures throughout your home. This is because the gap between the panes adds an extra level of insulation to your windows.
  3. Peace and quiet. How wonderful would it be to walk into your home and not hear everything that’s going on outside? Kids yelling, neighbors partying, cars driving by; not an issue for you anymore.
  4. Reduce the risk of mold. Have you ever noticed condensation on your windows? This is caused by the difference in temperature between the inside and outside of your home. With the additional insulation between the two panes, the likelihood of condensation and mold growth in your home is decreased.
  5. Protection. Double glazed windows are harder to break than single-paned windows. Even if you live in a secure neighborhood, it’s wise to install windows that are less likely to crack easily.

How to Clean Double Glazed Windows

You can clean the outside panes with distilled water, vinegar, and newspaper. These materials will prevent streaks.

The space between the panes should remain clean due to the manner in which the window is sealed. If you see dirt or condensation between the panes, this means the seal has been compromised and the window should be replaced.

Improve Your Home’s Appearance With Help From Allied Siding & Windows

If you’re a Texas resident and your windows need professional attention, let Allied Siding & Windows help! We are a proud James Hardie® Elite Preferred Contractor, therefore, you’ll know you’re working with one of the best window installers in the industry. Contact us for more information about our services or stop by one of our showrooms in Austin, Dallas, or Houston!

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