Double Pane Window Repair and Replacement
Double pane windows are typically known for bringing homeowners double the comfort. In fact, they are the standard choice for those who want extra insulation and energy savings conveniently rolled into one window unit.
Your local Glass Doctor specializes in double pane window replacement and repair to get your space back to its like-new condition. Whether you're looking to upgrade your existing windows or need maintenance on your current ones, we are your go-to source for all your double pane window needs.
What Are Double Pane Windows?
A double pane window, also known as an Insulated Glass Unit, is a window with two panes of glass separated by a layer of air or gas (like argon). The twin panes are held in place with a spacer made of moisture-absorbent material called desiccant, and the entire unit is sealed to prevent the inner chamber from escaping.
Twice as efficient as a single pane window, double pane windows are designed to reduce both energy loss and outside noise, such as street traffic. They keep warm air indoors during heavy winters and cool air inside during humid summers. They also help you maintain a quieter home so that you can enjoy your surroundings with minimal interference of outdoor noise.
To further improve the insulating properties of the window, Glass Doctor offers double pane units with Low-E glass along with argon or krypton gas in the air space.
Double Pane Window Installation and Replacement
Over the last two decades, double pane windows have become the standard window option for new construction. However, many homes in America were built in the 1980s, according to the American Housing Survey. Homes built before or during the 1980s are more likely to have single pane windows or double pane windows that have aged past their usefulness.
If your windows aren't energy-efficient, your HVAC system makes up the difference at your expense.
Warning signs your double pane windows have outlived their usefulness include:
- A milky appearance to the glass
- Condensation forming between the panes
- Distorted or broken panes
Windows account for 25% of residential heat loss. If your windows are causing you to lose heat and money, it’s critical to seek a solution. Let the professionals at Glass Doctor help with all your double pane window replacement needs!
Why Choose Double Pane Windows
Homeowners who opt to build new construction homes with double pane windows or replace single pane windows in existing structures experience many benefits immediately after installation including:
- Lower energy costs (some units save homeowners up to 50% in energy expenses)
- Minimized carbon footprint
- Reduced noise pollution
- Decreased UV damage
How We Install or Replace Your Double Pane Window
If you’re considering upgrading from single pane windows or updating worn-out double pane windows, look no further. Glass Doctor is here to help!
Steps to Replacing Your Double Pane Windows
If your double pane windows are showing signs of age or disrepair, it’s time to consider replacing them. The experts at Glass Doctor can replace your entire window using the following process:
- Our service professionals remove the old window in its entirety (including casing, trim, and sill plate).
- We then prepare the space for a new window by:
- Cleaning the opening and removing any dirt or debris
- Repairing or replacing any damaged lumber or material
- Ensuring that the opening is level and square
- Removing any siding or resizing the opening to accommodate the size of the new window
- Our professionals install your window using the manufacturer-recommended hardware and adjust the fit with shims until it is plumb and square.
- Finally, we’ll add spray or traditional insulation to any gap surrounding the window frame, replacing any siding, trim, or casing.
FAQs about Double Pane Windows
How much do double pane windows cost?
The cost of a double pane window is dependent upon its size, among other factors. Here are some estimates of how much each window size will cost with installation costs included:
- Small window: $400–$800
- Medium window: Up to $1,900
- Large window: $1,300–$10,000
How do I clean my double pane windows?
Double pane windows can be cleaned normally with a soft cloth, mild soap, and a squeegee. Select Glass Doctor locations offer our own Glass Doctor Glass Cleaner to help your glass achieve an optimal shine.
Can I install double pane windows myself?
Yes, you can install double pane windows yourself. However, to reap the full benefits of your windows, you may want to consider hiring a qualified glass technician to ensure that the installation is done correctly.
Need to Replace or Repair Your Window Panes?
No worries. Count on Glass Doctor to replace or repair your outdated windows. We specialize in restoring the functionality and efficiency of your double pane windows, no questions asked. Our experienced professionals are dedicated to delivering top-notch repairs to help you enjoy the full benefits of your windows once again
Contact your local Glass Doctor professional to discover the difference double pane windows can make in your space.
Give us a call at (833) 365-2927 to replace your window panes today!