Advantages to Thick Glass Windows
Double Strength Glass – It Makes a Difference!
The reason most folks inquire about thick glass windows is that they’re likely searching for information about soundproof windows for better sound control. While “soundproof” windows don’t exist in the real world, there are many different measures to increase sound control, including glass thickness. Generally speaking, the replacement window industry has educated people about the benefits of insulated double-pane low-e glass. However, very few people understand the relationship between glass thickness and sound control. Glass thickness is rarely mentioned, or even understood, with most professional window sales people.
In the real world of “what really matters” with defining “better” windows, the thickness of each pane of glass is truly one of the most under valued and important features to consider when evaluating your window company.
When it Comes to Window Glass, What is “Thick”?
There are five basic window glass thicknesses used in modern American window systems. They range from 2.2mm to 5.9mm thick. Please refer to the chart on this page.
It should come as no surprise that “builder-grade” windows of any kind always default to the “lowest cost” and “lowest quality.” This is what really defines “builder-grade”. Low cost is their objective, not quality and performance. What do you want in your house?
Why Thick Glass Windows are Better
The extra thickness of double-strength insulated glass is far better than builder-grade single strength glass for a couple of very important reasons. Thick glass is far more durable and less likely to break, naturally enhancing the structural stability of our windows, greatly enhancing sound control.
Thicker Window Glass Reduces Outside Noise
The #1 compliment from new Ringer Window clients is how much quieter their homes are immediately after their windows are installed. That’s a pretty big deal we think. Anyone who’s ever owned a home with builder grade windows knows how outside sound often travels right into their home.
Here at Ringer Windows, we only use double-strength insulated glass (or thicker) in ALL our windows.
Terminology Check Double Pane Glass & Double Strength Glass
People sometimes confuse the terminology of Double Pane Glass with Double-Strength Glass. All Ringer Windows are Double Pane Windows, and they are made with thicker Double-Strength glass. Each dual-pane unit is hermetically sealed into a window.
Double Strength glass refers to the thickness of each individual pane of glass used in our hermetically sealed system. The function of double pane technology AND thicker double strength glass combine to provide superior sound control. Our clients are always amazed at how quiet their homes become after Ringer Windows are installed. Learn more about our Sound Control Windows under the options section of our Website.
A Useful Tip When Comparing Competitor Windows & Glass Thickness
Regardless of what double pane windows you purchase, it’s wise to seek those that are made with Double Strength Glass or thicker. The truth is, many windows tend to look “alike” and it’s difficult for the average consumer to know the subtle differences between premium insulated glass windows and builder-grade windows. If a window is made with single strength glass (2.2 mm), it’s a significant indicator that it’s a “builder grade” product. Nearly all premium windows use double-strength glass (3.0 mm) or thicker. Demand double-strength glass and get a better window.
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