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Reasons to Install Double Pane Windows

When you live in a city that can get as hot as Tucson, it’s important for your wallet and the environment that your home is as energy-efficient as possible. Temperatures can reach well into the hundreds during the summer, and if you have single-pane windows, you may start to feel that heat. Investing in double pane replacement windows is a wise move that can save you money and increase your comfort and safety. Read on to learn more about why you should install double pane windows in your home.

Energy Efficiency

Double pane windows work in a few different ways to make your home more energy-efficient. Low emissivity glass works to prevent heat transfer between the inside and outside of your house, which makes your home more efficient in the summer and in the winter. The extra layer of glass also gives your home added insulation so that you have fewer hot and cold spots. Some versions of double pane windows have gas between the layers of glass to further increase their ability to insulate. Double pane windows make your home more comfortable and keep your air conditioning where it should be, lowering your monthly utility bills.


Would-be intruders look for the easiest way to get into your house, and single pane windows are a favorite target. Choosing a poly security coating like AMERISECURE® can cause your outer windows to be much more shatter resistant. Updating your windows also means that you’re replacing old glass that could crack or break over time on its own- it’s a win-win.


Hot air isn’t the only thing that can penetrate single pane windows, making your home an uncomfortable place to be. Noise can also get through single panes of glass much more easily than it can through double pane windows. Replacement double pane windows can make your home even quieter than it is, allowing you to fully relax and rejuvenate.

American Openings is owned by a third-generation Tucson family, and has been providing our customers with high-quality products and service since we opened in 1992. Contact us at (520) 664-1202 to find out about your options for replacement windows, and make your home a better place to be.

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6885 E. Southpoint Road
Tucson, Arizona 85756
Phone: (520) 664-1202
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