Double Pane Windows
People who enjoy the benefits of insulated glass units (IGUs) understand the comfort and energy-saving value they provide. They also know that it is important to replace panes if they become damaged. Glass Doctor® of East Central Illinois are experts in window repair and replacement.
What Are Double-Paned Windows?
Double-paned windows, a type of insulated glass unit, are made of two or more panes of glass separated by absorbent spacers to collect moisture. The panes are then sealed with a high-grade sealant around their perimeter to create a single insulated unit. Air in the sealed space acts as insulation to inhibit the transfer of temperature through the panes of glass. These windows work to keep heat inside in the winter and outside during the summer. As a result, air drafts that are conducted through single pane windows are eliminated and your furnace and the air conditioner work less.
Owning and maintaining a home with fully functioning IGUs will save on heating and air conditioning costs and can add significantly to the value of your home. While eliminating air drafts, properly installed double glass windows will allow you to pull back the curtains to admit more natural light into your Charleston home.
Broken Seals on Insulated Windows
Over time seals around the double panes of glass may fail. If this happens, moisture invades the space between the panes and the insulation capacity is reduced. When this occurs, you will notice condensation and a milky appearance appear in the panes. When you notice a blurred window, it is time to have these replaced.
Insulated Glass Replacement
Glass Doctor of East Central Illinois specialists will come to your home to assess the need for window repair. They will inspect each window for damage and provide you with a range of options for replacement. In most cases, only individual panes will need to be replaced, keeping the existing frame and grid of the original window.