Understanding The Dangers of Damaged Glass
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Understanding The Dangers of Damaged Glass

When I noticed a few chips in the windows of my home, I didn't worry too much about how it would affect anything. Instead, I mainly focused on how it made my home look, and I secretly cursed the unsightly damage. However, those small chips began to grow until there were large cracks. After having that experience, I decided to dedicate myself to spreading the word about the problems associated damaged glass. Read this blog to find out how damaged glass could affect you and your family members.

Understanding The Dangers of Damaged Glass

Four Reasons To Make The Switch From Single Pane And Double Pane Windows

Maëlyne Fleury

Single pane windows are extremely common to find in older homes, so whether you currently own an older home or are buying an older home with single pane windows, you should definitely make the switch to double pane windows. Here are four reasons why:

  1. Increase Energy Efficiency: Since you are likely living in an older home anyway, it's definitely worth it to improve energy efficiency in any way you can. Older homes have many problems with energy efficiency levels, simply because they were not constructed in the way newer homes are today. Switching to double pane windows is just one way to make a difference and to ensure that you see huge improvements in your energy bills each month, as well as your comfort levels all year round in the home. 
  2. Decrease Street Noise Levels: If you live near a highway, busy road, or even in a busy neighborhood, chances are you hear almost everything, if you have single pane windows. With double pane windows, not only are you better insulating your home from hot and cold weather outside, but you are also better insulating it from noise. You can expect your home to be much quieter, which is especially ideal if you have young children, or you just prefer a quiet and peaceful space anyway. 
  3. ​Increase Security: Single pane windows are extremely vulnerable to break-ins for two reasons. One, the frame of the window is usually weak because, chances are, it's old, and two, single pane glass is easy to break. Double pane windows are going to hold up much better against outside forces. For this reason, you can be sure that your home is that much safer. You should also consider replacing the frames at the same time, in order to improve safety even more. 
  4. Increase Home Value: The home value is going to improve significantly when you install double pane windows, and it's not just because of the above reasons, either. While homeowners do prefer double pane for the reasons listed above, you can also be sure that the double pane windows improve curb appeal, as well, which is another way home value improves. With newer, double pane windows, the exterior of your home appears to be newer and thus makes it appear that the rest of your home is probably modernized, as well. 

If you do decide to install double pane windows, you should be sure that you do it to all the windows of your home. It's cheaper to do it all at once, rather than pay separately for each window over time, and it's the best way to ensure that uniformity of the windows is a guarantee. Window glass replacement in your home is worthwhile investment, leading to greater comfort in your home and better home value, as well.