Traditional Charm of Single-Pane Windows
Before the energy-efficient craze that brought us double-pane and triple-pane windows, there was the traditional single-pane window. Still popular in older homes, single-pane windows are as simple as it gets. With only one pane of glass held in the frame, single-pane windows have several advantages and disadvantages. The traditional charm of single-pane windows can't be denied, and neither can the historical value. Small single-pane windows from the earliest days of window-making are still in place in some much older houses, and they have become priceless parts of the home's architecture. Single-pane windows were popular until the 1980s, when they began to be replaced by sturdier and pricier models, but that doesn't mean they aren't still perfectly good for homes that need that traditional touch. For those who are on a tight budget or wish to have the windows that remind them of yesteryear, single-pane windows are still desirable.