Change Your Home One Step at a Time

Change Your Home One Step at a Time

2 Reasons to Have Double or Triple Glazed Windows

by Aiden Carroll

If you need to get new windows, there are all kinds of options out there that you can choose from. A couple of choices are to get windows that are double glazed or triple glazed. Here are two reasons to go with one of these options. 

Heating/Cooling Costs

One reason to go with windows that are double or triple glazed is because they will actually cut your heating and cooling costs down. That because in between the panes of glass there is an inert insulating gas. That gas keeps the temperature outside from affecting the temperature inside. When it's hot outside, the hot air wants to get into your house to warm up the cooler air. When it's cold outside, the hot air in your house wants to get out to heat up the outside. Heat likes to have a balance. Something warm will always move to a cooler area until the temperature has stabilized so that it's the same all over. That is what the multiple panes of glass and the insulating gas prevents. The inner pane of glass will be the temperature inside your house, the outer pane of glass will be the temperature outside and the insulating gas in between will keep the different temperatures from touching and bleeding through. 

Privacy

Another good reason to get double or triple glazed windows is that they can help to give you more privacy. The additional panes of glass and the insulating gas help to deaden sound. That means neighbors aren't going to hear what's going on inside your house as much, and you aren't going to hear what's going on outside. You can also get coatings on the windows that will help keep people from seeing into your windows when they look in. It won't keep you from having a good view out; it just prevents people seeing in. A side benefit of having a coating or film like that put on your window is that it can help to block UV rays. That will help your furniture and carpet last longer because the UV rays won't be able to bleach the colors out or degrade the fibers. 

If you need to replace the windows in your house, you may want to think about using windows that are double or triple glazed. They can make a lot of sense to have in your house and can save you money in the long run.  


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Change Your Home One Step at a Time

The best way to handle major home renovations is to take them one step at a time. Instead of trying to change your whole home at once, start small. I started with the guest bathroom, then the guest bedroom, then moved on to my kids’ rooms, my bedroom, and the living room. Now I’m working on remodeling the kitchen. I started this blog to help other people who are attempting major home renovations. I’ll show you how to change your whole home by breaking it up into manageable chunks. Wondering which kitchen counters are right for you, or how to add more space to your bedroom? We’ll go over the pros and cons of different materials and discuss DIY renovation projects. Before you know it, you’ll have created your dream home.