Double Pane Windows
Extreme temperature changes are a cause of premature deterioration for houses. Freeze-thaw cycles affect many areas of a home's exterior, including the windows. Windows are the most vulnerable area in terms of temperature transfer for both homes and businesses and are one of the main concerns when it comes to energy efficiency. When the windows are improperly sealed, the interior heating or cooling units are forced to run longer to maintain the proper indoor temperature.
A simple layer of single-pane windows offer little to no protection against extreme temperatures. Double pane windows add a level of insulation and are created to resist outside temperatures.
Insulated Glass Units (IGUs)
Glass Doctor® of Friendship, WI, specializes in double pane window repair and replacement, offering a valuable solution to energy-conscious homeowners - insulated glass units (IGUs). Their impressive noise reduction abilities keep the inside of a home - whether it is in the country or on the road with constant traffic - quiet. IGUs maintain the indoor climate while resisting the climate outside, allowing homeowners to save money on their air-conditioning unit.
IGU Benefits: Steady Temperature
Insulated glass units from Glass Doctor can make a big difference to homeowners looking for ways to lower their energy bills. In the summer, insulated glass windows keep the home much cooler. Their Low-E (low-emissivity) status prevents heat transfer, even when the windows themselves are in full sun throughout the day. The result could be energy and money savings throughout the year.
IGU Benefits: Noise Pollution Reduction
Noise pollution in a home is something many homeowners accept as inevitable, depending on where they live. Most are surprised to hear that another benefit of IGUs is noise pollution reduction. Some homeowners report that 60-75% of exterior noise is muted when they installed IGUs in their homes according to a study done by Liston. The result: an increasingly peaceful home environment.
How Do IGUs Work?
Insulated Glass Units are composed of two or three panes of glass with an insulating spacer between them. This spacer effectively makes a seal between the panes. It is filled with either a desiccant (a material that absorbs moisture) or a warm-edge glass spacer (example: a super spacer), serving as the insulation which prevents the temperature of the exterior pane from being transferred to the interior pane. Some types of IGUs have krypton or argon gas added between the panes for increased insulation. Additionally, since temperature variances are typically accompanied by condensation, the perimeter of the glass unit is sealed tightly to prevent moisture from forming between the panes. Glass Doctor of Friendship, WI service professionals can help homeowners determine which options are most suitable for their individual needs.
Investing in an Insulated Glass Window
We will help you determine if the best investment for your home would be an all-new window installation - or if it is best to add insulated glass to your existing frames. We make sure your home is protected for a reasonable price, always working within our customer's budget and preferences.
Contact Glass Doctor of Friendship, WI at (608) 339-0246 for more information on the benefits insulated glass windows may offer for your home.
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