Double Pane Windows
The climate in Harris County strains your windows. Constant changes in weather and temperature make it difficult to control the climate in your home, and the problem is only made worse by drafty or poorly sealed windows. Insulated glass units (IGUs) from Glass Doctor® of Houston make it easy to regulate your interior climate. These windows will make your home more comfortable and significantly reduce your energy costs. Our double pane windows, a highly efficient type of IGU, are among the most advanced windows available today.
Insulated Glass Benefits
Insulated glass units, commonly called double or triple pane windows, are resistant to heat transfer. This makes your home more comfortable and energy efficient. The IGU will keep heat outside in the summer and stop warm air from escaping in winter. The result is reduced reliance on your heating and air conditioning system, and lower utility bills year-round.
How Double Pane Windows Work
To keep your home comfortable, the windows must be built to reduce temperature exchange. Double pane windows consist of two panes of glass with an insulating spacer in between. The spacer separates the panes and keeps the area between them sealed up tight. In many of our energy-efficient windows, the spacer is filled with a desiccant: a unique material that absorbs moisture to keep the seal secure and reduce condensation between the panes. The air between the panes of glass does not conduct temperature exchange as readily as a single pane of glass, so you will note an increased comfort immediately.
A seal is essential to the effectiveness of your double pane windows, so the edges of the of the entire window are sealed with high-grade sealant to keep moisture out. Additional insulation is provided in many of our windows with the addition of krypton or argon gas in the space between the panes.
Insulated Glass Replacement
Even high-efficiency double pane windows can experience problems if they are damaged or the seal is broken. This may completely negate the superior insulating ability of these windows, so it is important to identify the signs of seal stress and have your windows repaired as quickly as possible. If the seal is broken in your windows, you will likely notice condensation between the panes, along with a foggy or hazy appearance to the glass.
The experts at Glass Doctor of Houston specialize in double pane window glass replacement. In many cases, our team is able to repair your windows by replacing just the glass. That way, you don't have to get all-new windows, and can enjoy considerable savings.
Local Expert Care
Maintaining the appearance and energy efficiency of your windows is our top priority at Glass Doctor of Houston. Contact us today to learn more about insulated glass units and our full line of home glass repair and replacement services!