Double Pane Windows
What is Insulated Glass?
High performance insulated glass units (IGUs) are an excellent addition to any home. Glass Doctor® of Austin specializes in installing new double pane windows, a type of IGU, or replacing damaged panes. Insulated glass units are comprised of two or more pieces of glass and an insulating spacer. This spacer separates the two panes of glass while sealing the space between them; it is filled with a moisture absorbent material, called a desiccant.
To complete the installation, the entire unit is secured with a quality sealant to prevent condensation easily building up between the panes. Occasionally, either argon or krypton gas is added to the airspace between the two panes to provide additional insulation.
How Do Double Pane Windows Work?
Insulated glass helps to balance the temperature in your home, and reduce heat exchange through windows. IGUs reduce cold winds and chills seeping in and minimize the sticky heat that spreads through the house. As a result, your home’s air conditioning and heating system run less, saving you enormous amounts of energy and a substantial amount of money.
When To Invest in Double Pane Windows?
- Changing Temperatures: Vintage homes are particularly susceptible to frequent temperature changes because of older window structures and materials. The addition of insulated glass will create a stable indoor climate.
- Cloudy or Milky Appearance of Glass: If your existing double pane window glass shows signs of condensation or a cloudy appearance, the seals have broken and the solution is a pane or window replacement.
- Cracks and Damage: Any signs of damage on glass or around the edges of the frame require immediate attention, as these cracks cause ordinary glass to endure severe temperature change and further damage, existing insulated glass is rendered useless.
Double Pane Replacement
At Glass Doctor of Austin, we have a skilled and professional team who specialize in insulated glass replacement. We offer the highest-quality services and competitive prices in the Austin area, and our specialists will provide you with a professional, reliable and honest assessment of what insulated glass service your home requires. Whole window replacement is not necessarily required, and our team will strive to ensure that you get the best service for the best price.
For the top window replacement company in Austin, call 512-782-8409, or schedule an appointment online.