Expert Double Pane Window Installation in Kansas City
All homes experience varying temperature changes, which takes a toll on windows. Windows are the primary source of temperature exchange in any building. If they are not appropriately sealed, drafts will make the occupants uncomfortable and increase energy costs. Glass Doctor® of Kansas City will install double pane windows (insulated glass units) in your home to regulate the interior temperature and climate.
Double pane windows have two or more pieces of glass with an insulating spacer between them that separates the panes of glass and seals the space between each pane. Spacers may be filled with moisture-absorbing material called desiccant or be made from material that makes it a warm-edge spacer. Then, the perimeter of the entire window unit is sealed with a high-grade coating that prevents condensation between panes. Some windows have argon or krypton gas added to the airspace between the panes to provide even more insulation properties.
Benefits of Double Pane Windows
The main purpose of double pane windows is to keep your Kansas City home, but they also have several other benefits, including:
- Improved Energy Efficiency: The design of the windows assists with reducing heat transfer, which makes the windows more energy-efficient than single pane windows. This can help homeowners save money over time.
- Enhanced Sound Insulation: The layers of glass with air or gas-filled space between them act like a barrier between your home and outside noises. It creates a more peaceful indoor environment.
- Condensation Reduction: Double pane windows are less prone to condensation. The insulating layer between the panes reduces the likelihood of moisture build up.
Double Pane Windows Replacement
Fog inside a double pane window is an indication of low performance. Over time, the seal around the spacer on the window will gradually weaken, and the window will need to be replaced. Our service professionals know how to handle this replacement; fortunately, replacing your entire window frame is unnecessary. We will remove the leaking glass and install new panes. You can contact our team when you want a quick and easy replacement.
Book A Double Pane Window Appointment
Double pane windows are a great solution to controlling your home climate through challenging weather conditions. Find out how we can meet your needs and your budget for your double pane windows. Contact Glass Doctor of Kansas City today to talk to one of our specialists.
FAQs about Double Pane Windows
What is the difference between single pane windows and double pane windows?
Single pane windows only have a single layer of glass, while double pane windows have two layers, providing improved insulation and other benefits.
What are the different types of gases used for the insulating layer in double pane windows?
Common gases between the glass panes include argon and krypton, which provide better insulation than air.