Double Pane Windows
Double pane windows, or insulated glass units (IGUs), are a beneficial addition to any home. Like many house components, double pane windows experience extreme weather changes and other elements and factors that can cause issues over time. Even the best double-pane windows are going to have problems arise eventually, and that's when you can count on Glass Doctor® of La Cantera to perform a quality double pane window replacement.
How Double Pane Windows are Created
IGUs are comprised of two panes of glass that are separated by an air space. This space serves as a buffer where no air movement occurs because the perimeter of the panes and space is sealed. The space can be filled with dry air or special gases like krypton or argon, which improve the windows' efficiency. Spacers, the component that separates the panes, also possess special features. The entire unit creates essential insulation, which benefits the home in many ways.
Benefits of Double Pane Windows
Double pane windows boast several cost-saving benefits. They include:
- Temperature control regulation: Reduce heat gain from the outside during the summer and heat loss during the winter. Your home’s heating and cooling system won’t have to work as hard to keep the temperature steady.
- Increased home value: The attractive appearance of double pane windows may add to the overall value of your home.
- Decreased noise: Reduce noise pollution with an added layer of insulation.
- Added protection: If your IGUs have a low-emissivity (Low-E) coating, you’ll also have UV protection for furniture, flooring and decor.
Double Pane Window Replacement
If a seal is broken, there are clear signs such as a milky appearance, or moisture traces between the window panes. Contact Glass Doctor of La Cantera, our glass specialists will come to your home, assess the problem and get your double pane windows back in working order. In many cases, we can save existing frames, which will save you time and money. The sooner you have it done, the sooner we'll have you back in a comfortable, attractive, money-saving home.