Double Pane Windows
Homes in Home + Business of Durham Region can experience frequent outdoor temperature changes. The drastic fluctuation in temperature causes air conditioning units and heating systems to run much more than necessary, which affects utility costs. Glass Doctor® of Home + Business of Durham Region can help your efficiency issues with insulated glass units. Double pane windows, a type of insulated glass unit (IGU), provide an effective solution to help make your home more comfortable while potentially saving you money.
What are Double Pane Windows?
Double pane windows are built with two glass pieces and an insulating spacer separating the panes. Modern spacers, known as warm edge spacers, are filled with a desiccant or are made of sponge-like materials that absorb moisture. The IGU is secured with a high-grade sealant to protect it from moisture building up between the panes. Insulated glass units can also include krypton or argon gas infused in the airspace as an added level of insulation.
How Do Double Pane Windows Work?
Double pane windows can be one of the best ways to ensure your home is as comfortable and as energy efficient as possible. These windows help to keep out the cold and heat by reducing the transmission of cold air in the winter and reducing heat gain during the summer.
Insulated Glass Repair
If your home already has IGUs, it's important to ensure they are functioning properly. If you notice a foggy appearance or condensation between the glass, your seals have possibly failed, and the outside air has invaded the space. This problem could have been caused by poor installation, inferior sealants, or extreme weather conditions. No matter the reason for seal failure, contact the professionals at Glass Doctor of Home + Business of Durham Region for a clear insulated glass solution.
Insulated Glass Replacement
At Glass Doctor of Home + Business of Durham Region, we specialize in double pane window repair and replacement. Just because you see condensation buildup between the glass panes doesn't mean you must replace the entire unit. In some instances, our service professionals use the existing frame and replace only the insulated panes, potentially saving homeowners money. Contact our service professionals today for an in-home double pane window consultation or inspection.