Double Pane Windows
Harrisburg, Illinois experiences interesting weather. Because it doesn’t have a body of water or mountains nearby, it gets frigid Arctic winds in the winter and hot, muggy air from the Gulf of Mexico during the summer. These conditions give the area beautiful distinct seasons, along with extreme weather. To keep your energy bills low and your home comfortable throughout the year, it’s vital to keep your home well insulated.
Glass Doctor® of Harrisburg, IL sells insulated glass units (IGUs) that improve energy efficiency without sacrificing the amount of natural light a home receives. Whether you want to upgrade the windows in your home or need a double pane window replacement, our team has residential glass solutions that fit any budget.
Features of Double Pane Windows
The double pane windows at Glass Doctor of Harrisburg, IL are a type of IGU. They have two panes of glass on either side of an insulated spacer, which contains a desiccant material that absorbs moisture. Depending on your energy needs, a glass specialist may further insulate the window with krypton or argon gas, which is nontoxic. As the specialist installs the glass, he’ll use a high-quality sealant that prevents energy leaks and moisture intrusions.
Double pane windows reduce energy transfers. During the summer, for example, the space between the panes of glass traps warm air so it doesn’t heat up your home. In the winter, the windows prevent warm air from escaping your home.
Homeowners often seek a double pane window replacement when a seal breaks because it leads to energy losses. Symptoms of a broken seal include the formation of fog or water droplets between the glass panes. Seal damage occurs for a variety of reasons, including:
- Old age
- The seal is low quality
- Temperature extremes
- Poor seal installation
Benefits of Double Pane Windows
The National Resource Defense Council states that up to 30% of a home’s energy losses occur through windows and doors. If you have older windows, they may unnecessarily heat up your home in the summer and let warm air escape in the winter. When this happens, your heating and cooling systems have to work harder to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. HVAC systems that have to work harder require more energy operate and experience unnecessary wear and tear.
Double pane windows reduce energy leaks and reduce the load on HVAC systems, allowing them to operate more efficiently. When Glass Doctor of Harrisburg, IL installs IGUs in your home, you may find it simpler to regulate indoor temperatures.
Reduced Noise Pollution
As double pane windows reduce energy transfers, they also block outside noises, making your home seem quieter. You’ll notice a difference if you have near noisy neighbors or a lot of street traffic.
Items exposed to sunlight discolor and fade with time. Double pane windows block UV rays while filling a room with natural light to prevent sun-related damage to your property.
Double Pane Window Replacement
Glass Doctor of Harrisburg, IL specializes in window and glass replacement. Our glass specialists use techniques designed to lower costs and restore the window’s energy-saving qualities. If you experience broken glass or a broken seal, for example, we’ll replace the respective glass or seal within the existing window frame so you don’ have to purchase a new window.
If you’re looking for a simple way to make your home more efficient, or need a window replacement, contact Glass Doctor of Harrisburg, IL today for a free in-home consultation.