Professional Double Pane Windows in Calgary
Glass Doctor® of Calgary has quality materials and installation specialists to help make your home comfortable and energy-efficient. Savvy homeowners in Airdrie, Okotoks, Strathmore and surrounding areas are installing double pane windows to reap the energy and saving money benefits they offer.
About Double Pane Windows
Double pane windows, commonly called insulated glass units or IGUs, are the most energy-efficient windows for your home. The window consists of two glass panes that are pressed together and have an airlock of gas (typically argon) in between those panes. In addition to the second pane, the gas stops airflow in its tracks, allowing your home to retain heat in the winter and cool air in the summer.
Additionally, IGUs provide a variety of benefits, including:
- Reduction of outside noise.
- Improved energy efficiency.
- Condensation Reduction
- Increased Security.
Double Pane Window Repair
Air leaks are among the most common issues seen in double pane windows, also known as insulated glass units (IGUs). When you have a leak, it means your windows aren’t working at peak efficiency. You may begin to have foggy windows, which need to be repaired immediately.
Double pane window repair is limited to replacing single panes of glass or repairing mechanical window elements (cranks, handles, etc.) Contact Glass Doctor of Calgary for an inspection to determine if your window is a good candidate for repair or if replacement is a better option.
Double Pane Window Replacement and Installation
If your existing double pane windows are beyond repair (or your home has single pane windows), look to our team for professional window replacement and installation services. Double pane windows can reduce your energy bill and make your home quieter. We offer insulated glass unit replacement and installation. Our installation services are available across the Calgary area for new builds and renovation projects.
When Should I Replace My Double Pane Window?
Window repair isn’t always possible or cost-effective. You should consider replacing your double pane windows if:
- You notice significant condensation or fog between the panes.
- The panes are damaged (cracked).
- The window frame is damaged or difficult to open and close.
- The window is more than 20 years old.
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FAQs about Double Pane Windows
How do double pane windows differ from single pane windows?
Double pane windows have two layers of glass panes that are pressed together, which provides improved insulation, among other benefits. Single pane windows only have single pane, so it does not provide increased insulation.
Can existing windows be replaced with double pane windows?
Yes, existing windows can be replaced with double pane windows. Your Glass Doctor service professional will work with you to determine the best options for your needs.
Like IGUs, professionally applied window film or “tinting” can reduce your energy consumption, making your home more comfortable and increasing your privacy. Learn more about our residential window film services.