Double Pane Windows
If you have an older home subject to frequent temperature changes, our insulated glass (IG) units can help balance the indoor climate. If your home already has double-pane windows, but there is condensation or a “milky” appearance between the panes of glass, it’s time to contact our glass specialists.
Condensation can develop between the panes if the seal fails. When this happens, the vacuum or gas escapes and the outside air is free to invade the space between the panes, resulting in a buildup of moisture or condensation. Seals can fail due to faulty installation, inferior sealants or extreme temperatures and weather conditions.
Insulated Glass Repair
Insulated glass keeps out the heat and cold, making homes more comfortable and energy efficient. In the winter, IG units reduce cold transmittance through windows and helps maintain a consistent temperature in your home. In the summer, IG units reduce heat gain from outside. As a result, your home’s air conditioning and heating system should run less, saving energy and money.
An insulated glass unit consists of at least two pieces of glass and an insulating spacer, that separates the two panes of glass and seals the space between them. Spacers may be filled with a special moisture absorbing material called a desiccant or a warm-edge glass spacer such as a super spacer.
The perimeter of the entire unit is sealed with a high-grade sealant to prevent condensation from accumulating between the panes. Some insulated glass units include argon or krypton gas added to the airspace between the two panes to provide additional insulation.
Insulated Glass Replacement
At Glass Doctor®, one of our specialties is insulated window glass replacement. Fortunately, you don’t always have to replace the entire window. Our glass specialist can install insulated glass replacements in your existing frames for less money than you think.