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A Guide to Double-Pane Windows

Learn everything you need to know about double-pane windows—what they are, how they work, where to find them, how to get the best price, an how they can benefit your home. Glass Doctor® provides affordable double-pane window installation services and free, in-home consultation. 

Double-Pane Windows from Glass Doctor

Double-pane windows are a great way to save money on energy bills and to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

The experts at Glass Doctor can install or replace double-pane windows quickly and for less than you might think. The installation process is simple and affordable:

  1. Glass Doctor offers free, in-home consultation so that we fully understand your window needs. 
  2. We will provide an upfront cost quote so that you have full transparency into the price before any upgrades are made.
  3. Our certified glass experts will fully install your new double-pane windows.
  4. You get to enjoy a more comfortable, energy-efficient home.

What Is a Double-Pane Window?

A double-pane window is a window that has two panes of glass set into each individual frame. The two glass panes have a small space between them, creating an air pocket made to better insulate your home. This air pocket prevents the temperature of the air outside your home from affecting the temperature of the air inside your home.

The space between the the two panes also has a desiccant designed to prevent condensation from forming.

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Benefits of Double-Pane Windows 

Here are some of the primary benefits of choosing double-pane windows for your home:

Prevent Window Condensation

If you've ever lived in a home with single-pane windows, then you're familiar with the heavy condensation that builds up during the colder months. This happens because of the differing interior and exterior temperatures.

While condensation on a window may seem like a small matter of annoyance, it is actually a sign of a much larger issue. When cold temperatures enter your home via single panes, it creates an inefficient heat transfer in your home. 

Glass Doctor is a leading specialist in double-pane window installation and replacement. If you have pre-existing double-pane windows with damaged glass, we can install double-pane glass replacements in your frame at a surprisingly low and cost efficient price. 

Insulate Your Windows

Double-pane windows provide your home with superior insulation by keeping cold out in the winter and heat out in the summer. 

One important factor to be aware of is that if the seals on your double-pane windows are broken, then so are the insulating properties of that window. Some signs of a broken or damaged seal include:

  • Condensation between the glass
  • Increasing rust build up
  • Windows that appear foggy or milky 

Glass Doctor is able to replace the a single problem pane in order to fix the entire window, and we can do it all at a time that is most convenient for you. 

We also offer ENERGY STAR panes for increased efficiency.

Panes That Keep Noise Out

The world outside your windows can be noisy. From railroad tracks to busy roads and loud neighbors, there are many sounds around to push through your single-pane windows and disrupt your private sanctuary. With double panes, all of that can change. The extra layer of the window works at keeping exterior noise out and your internal noise in. 

Double-pane windows are definitely worth the investment you put into them. They not only improve the comfort of your home and lower your energy bills, they can also increase your home's value.

Here are a few more reasons you might consider replacing your windows:

Reasons to Replace Your WindowsGet Upfront Pricing on Double-Pane Windows

At Glass Doctor, we understand that pricing awareness is important. That's why we offer upfront pricing on our services and products.

Give Glass Doctor a call today at 855-603-1919 to speak to a glass expert about double-pane windows for your home.

 

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Sources:

ENERGY STAR: https://www.energystar.gov/products/building_products/residential_windows_doors_and_skylights

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