Double Pane Windows
Windows are the primary source for escaping interior air. Inefficient windows subject homeowners to uncomfortable temperature changes and larger utility bills. Glass Doctor® of Grosse Pointe, MI, helps homeowners combat these problems by providing double pane window installation and repair. Double pane windows, a type of insulated glass unit (IGU), utilize modern technology and pane to help homeowners regulate their interior climate. As long as the windows are kept in good repair, homeowners will energy superior energy efficiency and comfort.
Effect of Weather on Windows
Weather and time are the greatest causes of window performance decoration. Poor sealants and thin single panes allow cold air to leave a home during the summer and warm air to escape in the winter. The air slips through the seals and replaces comfortable temperature-controlled air for the air outside. This air exchange causes HVAC systems to run longer to maintain a comfortable temperature; the energy bill and lost comfort will impact any homeowner's happiness. Air and moisture can seep in due to high winds; dust can also find its way inside through small cracks in windows and frames.
Counteracting Window Issues
Double pane windows, which provide greater insulation, can help counteract the negative effects of weather on windows. During the winter, double pane windows retain heat so that the cold is kept outside. During summer months, double pane windows reduce the heat gain from outside the home. If double pane windows are damaged, glass repair can restore these benefits. Replacing only the glass will save homeowners money without sacrificing window performance.
Structure of Double Pane Windows
A double pane window includes two glass pieces and a spacer that is placed in between them. This special spacer helps to seal the space between the panes. Some IGUs include argon or krypton gas between the panes to enhance the insulating effect. To further protect the insulation of these windows, our glass specialists seal the perimeter of the unit to protect against any condensation that may accumulate between the two panes.
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