Double Pane Windows
If you have single-paned windows in your Mississippi home, you can expect to lose around 25% of your heating and cooling energy through your windows. However, you can significantly reduce this number by allowing Glass Doctor® of Jackson, MS to install double pane windows, a type of insulated glass unit (IGU), throughout your property.
Benefits of Double Pane Windows
The benefits of insulated glass windows extend beyond energy savings and a lowered ecological footprint. They also:
- Reduce outdoor noise pollution
- Are easier to clean than standard windows due to their decorative inset frames; no matter their age, your windows will look brand new after a wash.
- Protect the inside of your home from sun damage.
- Open and close easily, with no need for lifting or cranking.
When to Replace Your Insulated Glass Windows
Double pane windows consist of at least two pieces of glass separated by an insulating spacer. A high-grade sealant encloses the entire piece, preventing condensation. Some types of glass that we offer at Glass Doctor of Jackson, MS even feature argon or krypton gas in the airspace for additional insulation.
Unfortunately, even double pane windows eventually begin to lose their effectiveness. In a process called thermal pumping, sunlight heats the airspace causing the gas to expand and pressure to build up between the panes. When temperatures drop, for instance, at night, the windows cool down once again and the gas contracts. This constant change in pressure causes stress on the seals and condensation is able to enter the windows.
Condensation inside your windows is a sign that it is time to replace the glass. Luckily, it is often unnecessary to replace your windows completely; usually, you just need to change the glass.
If you need your windows replaced or want to install double pane windows in your home, contact us at Glass Doctor of Jackson, MS for a fast, high-quality, and affordable service!