Double Pane Windows
Fairbanks, Alaska is known as one of the coldest cities in the United States. It is also a city with one of the biggest temperature inversions on the planet, as warm air rises to the hills just north of Fairbanks. Your windows don’t just visually reflect these weather extremes, they may be the cause behind unnecessarily high-energy bills and the booming sound of airplanes overhead. Because of the amount of heat generated in houses to stay cozy during the frigid months, an investment in double pane windows may pay for itself in the energy savings experienced. Glass Doctor® of Fairbanks offers a variety of insulated glass units (IGUs) to maintain your home’s comfort levels and make it more eco-friendly.
About Double Pane Windows
A double pane window has two panes of insulated glass that an insulated spacer separates. Glass Doctor of Fairbanks uses spacers with a warm-edge foam core that seals the windows and prevents air leaks. The spacers also prevent thermal conductivity and give the glass higher insulating values.
Our glass specialists use high-grade sealants around IGUs to further prevent air leaks, which often form condensation or create a milky appearance between the two panes of glass. Depending on your needs, Glass Doctor of Fairbanks may fill the space between the planes with krypton or argon gas to insulate them further and increase their energy efficiency.
Benefits of Double Pane Windows
The amount of daylight, ice, fog, wind directions and temperature inversions contribute to the extreme temperature variations that residents experience. Because of is high-latitude location, heat transfers because of sunlight is limited during the winter, so it’s more likely to occur during the summer, especially at higher elevations.
With the sun only two degrees above the horizon during the winter solstice, Fairbanks experiences unique winter conditions. Double pane windows from Glass Doctor of Fairbanks block the wind so cold air doesn’t enter it. They also prevent warm indoor air from escaping. In the summer, the seemingly endless sunlight may heat your home. Double pane windows allow the natural light to enter your home while blocking its heat. The energy efficient windows help save energy and lower power bills, so your heating and cooling systems don’t have to work as hard.
Less Noise Pollution
With one of the state’s busiest airports nearby, you may experience more than your fair share of noise pollution. Double pane windows help lower noise levels. For even greater energy savings and lower levels of noise pollution, consider the installation of Glass Doctor of Fairbanks’ triple pane windows.
The sun’s UV lights can cause furniture, carpeting, artwork and other materials to fade or yellow. IGUs prevent this from happening.
Double Pane Window Repairs and Replacements
In addition to broken glass, you may need a window repair or replacement if the seals are old. Other reasons for seal failures include damage, improper installation, poor quality sealant products and exposure to extreme temperatures.
Glass Doctor of Fairbanks specializes in replacing and manufacturing insulated glass units. To save you money and time, our glass specialists often do window repairs or install new panes within the existing frame, using the existing window grid. This approach prevents the need to purchase a completely new window.
At Glass Doctor of Fairbanks, our glass specialist receive comprehensive training to successfully repair, replace, protect and renovate the windows and glass in your home. Call us today or schedule a free in-home consultation to learn more about the benefits of double pane glass or to arrange a window repair service.