Double Pane Windows
Frigid winter temperatures and unrelenting summer heat hammer the exterior of your home and put a tremendous amount of stress on the structure. Your windows are the weak point of your home's exterior wall, and they bear the brunt of extreme weather conditions. Over time window seals begin to deteriorate, leaving your home susceptible to drafts and the loss of climate- controlled air from inside the home. The solution is to replace old windows with insulated glass units (IGUs). Glass Doctor® of Fargo offers a wide selection of IGUs that will keep your home more comfortable and lower your utility costs.
What Are Insulated Glass Units?
Insulated glass units are double paned windows that regulate heat exchange. Each unit includes two pieces of glass separated by an insulating spacer. Materials for spacers vary by manufacturer, with some preferring simpler insulating foam, while others use a heat resistant metal, like aluminum. Spacers are either filled with a desiccant, a material designed to absorb moisture in the atmosphere, or a warm-edged spacer.
Glass Doctor of Fargo uses high-grade sealant in the installation to combat condensation and protect the integrity of the unit. For an even more secure window, our team will inject gases, like argon, between the panes. The inert gas deadens heat exchange and serves as an additional thermal barrier.
Double Pane Repair And Replacement
Glass Doctor of Fargo not only installs IGUs but offers double pane window repair as well. There are several signs that indicate a problem with your windows, including:
- Increased energy consumption
- Discolored or unclear glass
- Moisture between the panes
All of these signs point to a failure in the sealant. A double pane window repair removes the moisture, replaces the absorbing materials and reseals the window. Though sometimes a full window replacement is necessary, often our specialists are able to use existing frames to reduce installation and repair costs.
At Glass Doctor of Fargo we strive to build long-lasting relationships with our customers. Whether you are in the market for window upgrades or you just need double pane window repair, contact us today.