Double Pane Windows
Weather fluctuations are hard on your home and windows. Traditional, single pane windows heat and cool with the seasons, causing the seals to become cracked and allowing additional heat exchange. Window glass replacement will lower utility bills, eliminate drafts and keep your home more comfortable, but repairing your existing windows is often more affordable. Glass Doctor® of Houma specializes in double pane window repair.
Double Pane Window Repair
Insulated glass units (IGUs) provide an extra level of insulation, but even these advanced windows suffer from the ravages of nature. Seals become hardened and crack, individual panes break and visual clarity is lost when condensation begins to form between the panes. Our glass experts will evaluate your windows and make the necessary repairs to restore the benefits of your double pane glass.
Modern Pane Window Benefits
Double pane windows are a type of insulated glass unit, a type of modern window renowned for energy savings and comfort benefits. This modern unit incorporates two or more panes of glass, separated by an air space that is sometimes filled with a non-conductive gas such as argon or krypton. The slim gap between panes is the secret to better insulation, reducing heat loss through the window glass. The result of less heat exchange is lower your energy costs and a more comfortable inner climate in any season. Converting your home from single pane windows to IGUs can reduce energy costs by as much as 30%, effectively paying for the new windows over time.
IGUs may also use a special warm edge spacer, sometimes called a super spacer, to increase the amount of insulation provided. The window unit is then sealed all the way around the edges to prevent air flow, using a special sealant that is designed to resist the shrinking and expansion caused by temperature changes, which damage your window seals over time.
Window Glass Replacement
In most situations, Glass Doctor of Houma will be able to complete double pane window repair or window glass replacement in about an hour. We will replace damaged panes, repair seals and make sure that your window is restored to its original level of performance. If the damage is too extensive or you simply want to improve the appearance and value of your home, we will replace your older windows with new IGUs. Replacing the glass in your existing frames is generally much cheaper than replacing the entire window, and that means you can get the full benefit of double pane windows without the expense of completely replacing what you have already invested in.
Glass Doctor of Houma has an extensive list of product vendors, which means we can get parts for older windows that may be difficult to find through other channels, plus the fact that more vendors means more choices for our customers. Contact us to learn more about double pane window repair, or to set up a time for your in-home consultation.