Double Pane Windows
Your home is designed to keep you comfortable by ensuring your climate-controlled air stays inside. However, the number one source of temperature exchange on any structure is the windows. To reduce this exchange, Glass Doctor® of Dearborn Heights, MI, offers the premier window care in Dearborn Heights. Double pane windows, a type of insulated glass unit (IGUs), designed to more effectively balance and regulate your interior climate.
Problems with Double Pane Windows
While double pane windows are extremely energy effective, it's not uncommon for these units to have a broken seal, which reduces its ability to control your internal climate. Some of the most common signs of a broken seal are condensation underneath the panes, which shows up as a milky appearance. If your double pane windows have a broken seal, count on our team to restore your windows.
Benefits of Double Pane Windows
When your double pane windows are functioning properly, they will make your home more energy efficient and comfortable. During the summer, IGUs minimize heat gain from the outside, which results in you using your air conditioning less often. In the winter months, IGUs reduce the transmittance of heat through the windows and helps to maintain a consistent temperature throughout your home. Whether it's the summer or winter, IGUs keep your heating and cooling systems from running as often.
Main Parts of an IGU
Any insulated glass unit or double pane window is made up of the following components:
- All double pane windows will have two or three pieces of glass.
- Insulating spacers are designed to separate the panes of glass and hold them together. The spacer also provides the IGU with structural integrity and a moisture and thermal seal designed to bolster the performance of the unit. If the spacer is compromised, the window will ultimately fail.
- The inside of the insulating spacer is typically filled with a material designed to absorb moisture, such as a warm-edge glass spacer or a desiccant.
- A high-grade sealant is used on the outside of the unit to keep condensation or moisture from building up between the panes.
Choosing a Double Pane Window
The specialists at Glass Doctor of Dearborn Heights, MI, will guide you through the entire process of choosing your double pane windows. During the process, make sure you pay attention to the strength, durability and thermal performance of the spacer used in your double pane windows. In any case, the best spacers are made of metal.
Insulated Glass Replacement
At Glass Doctor of Dearborn Heights, MI, we specialize in insulated window replacement. In most cases, will not have an entire window replacement. Instead, our experts install glass replacements in the existing frames, which saves you a significant amount of money.
As a homeowner, purchasing new windows is a significant investment and comes with a wide array of choices. Instead of attempting to do it alone, let the specialists at Glass Doctor of Dearborn Heights, MI, assist you in the process. Contact the experts at Glass Doctor of Dearborn Heights, MI, today for a complimentary double pane window replacement or installation consultation.