Double Pane Windows
If you’re looking to save energy at home, think about taking a good look at your windows, rather than out of them. Windows and doors account for approximately one-third of a home’s total heat loss, so while they’re great for letting in the sunlight, they could also be allowing heat to escape in the winter, or be affecting your air conditioning’s efficiency in the summer.
Fortunately, Glass Doctor® of Kalamazoo has a solution. We can help regulate your home’s interior climate by installing insulated glass units (IGUs), commonly known as double pane windows. IGUs are significantly more energy-efficient windows than single pane units, and offer a bonus of adding increased noise insulation to your home. Homeowners in need of double pane window repair will appreciate our quick pane replacement options, which solve most modern window issues.
Insulated Glass Benefits
Homes built within the last ten years usually have IGUs installed. These modern units are constructed of two or more panes of glass, which are separated by a void, normally filled with air. This layer of air acts as a barrier, making the transference of heat more difficult. IGUs are generally installed in aluminum, vinyl or wood window frames. The entire unit’s perimeter is sealed with a high-grade sealant meant to prevent any air exchange. If the seal or window has broken, homeowners will notice the accumulation of condensation between the two panes.
Our experts are specially trained to walk you through the ins and outs of replacing your single-paned windows with double-paned ones. They’re extremely knowledgeable about all the benefits double pane windows offer, and the features and applications they’ll discuss with you include how IGUs:
- Reduce heat build-up in the summer and heat loss in the winter
- Greater thermal control
- Improve your home’s comfort level, especially near windows
- Lower heating and air conditioning energy costs
- Decrease noise penetration
- Lower UV transmission, protecting your home’s furniture and carpets
- Increase security
- Increase wind load strength
Insulated Glass Replacement
Glass Doctor of Kalamazoo services all of Kalamazoo County and beyond, and we’re the area’s most trusted go-to experts for IGU installation and double pane window repair. If your double pane window shows signs of seal stress or a broken pane, we will replace on the glass. Replacing the panes, rather than the entire window, lowers the repair cost while still solving the window problem.
Contact us today and let one of our trained specialists walk you through the repair process. Be sure to ask about repairing your panes over complete replacement!