Double Pane Windows
The extremes of weather, along with frequent temperature changes can weigh heavily on a home’s windows, which are the number one source of temperature exchange for any building. Windows that are improperly sealed leak climate controlled air and cause uncomfortable drafts. Glass Doctor® of Columbus installs insulated glass units (IGUs) which help balance and regulate your interior climate. Homes that have double pane windows, a type of insulated glass, often face similar issues when a seal is broken. Broken seal warning signs include condensation underneath your panes or a cloudy, milky appearance.
Insulated Glass Benefits
Insulated glass shelters your home from hot and cold temperatures, making it more comfortable and energy efficient. During the chilly winter and fall months, IGUs reduce heat transmittance through your windows and help to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home. During the scorching heat of summer, IGUs reduce heat gain from outside. As a result of your investment, your home’s air conditioning and heating systems will run less, saving both energy and money.
Insulated glass units consist of at least two pieces of glass, along with an insulating spacer, which separates the panes of glass and seals the space between them. Spacers may be filled with a warm-edge glass spacer such as a super spacer or with a special moisture absorbing material called desiccant.
The perimeter of the entire window is sealed with a high-grade sealant to prevent any condensation from accumulating between the panes. Some IGUs include argon or krypton gas, which is added to the airspace between the panes to provide additional insulation.
Insulated Glass Replacement
One of the specialties of Glass Doctor of Columbus is insulated window glass replacement. In many cases, an entire window replacement in not needed. Our team of glass specialists will install insulated glass replacements in your existing frames and grids, providing a more budget friendly option.
When you are ready to replace your outdated windows with insulated glass units, contact Glass Doctor of Columbus.