Double Pane Windows
Living in beautiful Covington County doesn’t come without a price. In exchange for generally mild winters and comfortable spring and fall seasons, homeowners must endure subtropical hot, humid summers that are typical of the South. The only thing between you and the scorching temperatures outside are the walls and windows in your home. If you’re not using high-efficiency windows, energy leaks may result in high power bills during the summer, making it seem as if your money slips through the cracks.
Glass Doctor® of Andalusia, AL offers a variety of insulated glass units (IGUs) that keep your home comfortable throughout the year and make it more energy efficient. If you have a crack in an IGU or a broken seal, our team performs effective double pane window replacement designed to you save money.
What is a Double Pane Window?
A double pane window is a type of IGU that consists of two pieces of glass separated by an insulating spacer. The spacer has a desiccant material that absorbs moisture. Glass Doctor of Andalusia, AL uses a high-quality sealant between the pieces of glass to prevent air leaks, thermal conductivity, and moisture. Depending on your energy needs, glass specialists may further insulate the glass using non-toxic argon or krypton gas.
The space between the glass in double pane windows helps maintain the comfortable temperatures in your home all year round. In the summer, the windows keep cool air inside your home and reduce heat gains. During the winter, double pane windows keep warm air inside. The prevention of heat transfers helps your HVAC system run more efficiently, so you experience fewer energy losses and lower power bills.
Double pane window replacements are necessary when the seals come loose or receive damage. Signs of a loose or damaged seal include water droplets, fog or a milky appearance between the panes of glass. Window seals break or come loose for a variety of reasons, including:
- Exposure to extreme weather or temperatures
- Old age
- The use of a poor-quality seal
- Improper installation
Benefits of Double Pane Windows
Make Your Home More Energy Efficient
When you have older single pane windows, you’ll find that the temperatures outdoors alter the temperatures inside a room. When the sun shines through a window, for example, its rays will heat the room. This is nice in the winter, but not during the summer. Similarly, during the winter, you may feel chilly when you’re near the window.
These temperature exchanges throughout the year make heating and cooling systems work harder to maintain comfortable temperatures in your home. Double pane windows prevent such temperature changes and reduce the load on your HVAC system, which translates into energy savings and lower power bills.
Less Noise Pollution
With single pane windows, you can hear everything that’s going on outside. The insulating properties of double pane windows reduce outside noises and make your home seem quieter.
Double pane windows will bring you more peace if:
- You have noisy neighbors who talk loudly, play loud music or use power tools.
- You live near a school or daycare center.
- You live near a commercial zone, popular restaurant or an industrial area.
- Your street has heavy foot or automobile traffic.
Protection from the Sun
The sun’s heat and UV rays have a propensity for fading and discoloring items, such as furniture, pictures, books and decorative items. Double pane windows prevent fading and discoloration, so your items look beautiful and last for a longer period.
Double Pane Window Replacement
As soon as you notice anything wrong with your windows, contact Glass Doctor of Andalusia, AL to schedule a double pane window replacement. This includes cracks, breaks, and broken window seals. Our glass specialists are experts in IGU and double pane window installation and replacements. When you hire us to work on your window, we’ll replace the glass and seals within the existing frame and grid. This saves you the hassle and expense of finding and buying a new window.
Glass Doctor of Andalusia, AL always uses top quality products for double pane window replacement and installation projects. Contact us today or schedule an in-home consultation.