Mhpugs, Home Buyer in Fulshear, TX

Will houses have to have double paned windows to be sold in 2013?

Asked by Mhpugs, Fulshear, TX Tue Nov 20, 2012

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Why do you ask? I haven't never heard any building codes requiring that, but a contractor would be pretty silly to build a house without them! Almost all homes have had double pain windows for at least the last 15 years. They help insulate the house better.
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Are you asking about new construction? Building codes? There are certainly plenty of existing houses without double pane windows and nothing's stopping them from selling. I'm personally not a fan of double paned windows. They are bound to fail. Traditional windows can last 75 - 100 years and then with rehab last another 100. Double paned windows have turned windows into a disposable item with an extremely short lifespan. I opt for window restoration, good storm windows, and if you want them - insulating shades.
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