Why Double Pane Windows Beat Single Pane

If you’re considering custom window installation, one of your first big decisions is whether to use single or dual pane windows. And while in the past there may have been a legitimate case for both options, modern times and understanding dictate that there are very few situations where single pane windows make much sense.

At Precision Glass Services, we have a wide range of dual pane windows available for installation. Here are some basic reasons why it’s generally the better option for you.

Cost and Cost Efficiency

While proponents of single pane windows will point out that they generally come far cheaper than dual pane options, this is seeing the trees and missing the forest. While it’s indeed true that single pane windows cost less to install, the numerous benefits of dual pane options – which we’ll go over in subsequent sections – cause the cost benefit over the life of the window to far exceed that of a single pane option. Dual pane windows are more efficient, durable, and capable of holding heat or cool inside to lower utility costs.


Dual pane windows have improved in their manufacturing over the years, with strong and durable forms available. Dual pane windows are designed to be strong and to be durable, often lasting at least 50 percent as long as single pane options.

Insulation and Noise

Dual pane windows provide far better heat insulation, with two panes of glass and a sealed barrier in between that prevents cold air from entering and warm air from exiting. Dual pane windows can save you as much as 25 percent on your energy costs during winter, and nearly 20 percent on cooling costs during summer compared to single pane options. Overall, your electricity bill could drop by as much as 30 percent.

Environmental Considerations

In addition, dual pane windows are far better for the environment. You’re less likely to use a heater for longer than needed, reducing your carbon footprint and requiring you to use fewer fossil fuels.

For more on the benefits of dual pane windows, or to find out about any of our other commercial or residential glass services, speak to the pros at Precision Glass Services today.