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The windows of your home are not only functional but also a huge part of the overall aesthetic appeal. When you consider such factors as style, security, and energy efficiency, you can hardly put a price on these things. Yet some homeowners still opt for cheap windows, only to be met by inevitable disappointment.
Your safety and security in your own home are of utmost importance. Your windows need to allow nothing more than light and fresh air into your home. Quality window glass is tough enough to withstand harsh blows without giving in. This alone is enough to detour potential intruders.
Double pane windows and triple pane windows offer additional security as well as superior insulation from the weather outside. Quality double or triple pane windows are thoroughly sealed to prevent air from freely moving between the outside and inside of your home. During the winter, the cold air will come into direct contact with the exterior pane. At the same time, the inner panel is warmed by the warmer air inside the home. In this way, the air between the two panels is heated so as not to allow the cold to come into direct contact with the air in your home. This also helps reduce condensation by keeping the temperature of the inner glass panel relatively mild.
Quality triple pane glass tends to cost more but with good reason. These windows offer even more insulation and an added layer of protection against intruders and the weather conditions outside. During the summer months, double and triple pane windows will help keep the extreme heat out. Similar to the winter, the goal of these windows is to prevent the temperature outside from affecting the temperature inside your home. In this way, even if you do pay more for these windows, they will earn their keep by helping you save on your energy bills throughout the year. An energy efficient home is highly desirable these days which also means that your home will be easier to sell should you wish.
Top quality windows can also be filled with substances like argon gas. This gas works to inhibit the heating or cooling of the airspace between the panels and the panels themselves. Slowing the process down makes these the most energy efficient of all. Triple pane windows are filled with gas on either side of the middle pane, and each section is completely sealed as is the completed unit.
With all of these benefits, it’s clear to see why so many people choose to pay just a bit extra for their windows. That said, at NorthShield Windows and Doors, we always take all the right measures to ensure maximum quality for the lowest possible price. Call today for your free in-home quote!