Single-Pane Windows: A Singular Beauty
Many older and historic homes have the original single-pane windows. Single-pane windows are inexpensive, and since they are only a single pane of glass pressed into the frame, they can be very easy to replace if broken.
However, single-pane windows aren't the most energy-efficient options. You can remedy this by adding storm windows to the interior or exterior, thus reducing heat loss by up to fifty percent. Storm windows with a Low-E coating can cut down on the heat that flows through the windows while allowing the sunlight to shine through.
Caring for single-pane windows means a good cleaning when necessary, and a fresh layer of weather-proof paint on the wood frames every few years to prevent water damage and rot. With proper care, single-pane windows can add charm and character to your home for years to come.