Double Pane Windows
Homes in the Lake City area experience a wide range of weather extremes and temperature changes. This is hard on a home's windows and may make it difficult to control the climate inside your home. Windows are the leading source of temperature exchange on any building; improperly sealed windows let conditioned air from inside your home escape, exchanging it for drafts from outside. Glass Doctor® of Lake City offers insulated glass units (IGUs) to keep your indoor climate regulated and balanced.
Benefits of Insulated Glass
Put simply, IGUs decrease heat exchange. IGUs prevent heat from escaping in winter and reduce heat gain from the outside in the summer, making it easier to keep your home at the right temperature all year long. There are two main benefits of this:
- Increased comfort: IGUs eliminate the struggle of keeping your house at the right temperature, ensuring that everyone who lives there stays comfortable during any season.
- Lower energy costs: By blocking heat transfer, IGUs allows you to run your home's heating and air condition system less, which reduces energy consumption and saves you money.
Insulated glass units from Glass Doctor of Lake City consist of at least two separate panes of glass with an insulating spacer between them. The spacer seals the space between the two panes and reduces heat transfer. The air between the panes is often filled with krypton or argon gas for additional insulation. The spacer may also be filled with a moisture absorbing material known as a desiccant, or we use a warm-edge glass spacer such as the super spacer. To prevent condensation, the entire unit is sealed around its perimeter with a high-grade sealant.
Insulated Glass Replacement
Homes equipped with IGUs are still subject to climate control issues if the window is damaged or the seal becomes broken. Warning signs of a broken seal include condensation between the panes or a milky film on the glass.
At Glass Doctor of Lake City, we specialize in insulated window glass replacement as well as the installation of new windows. Luckily, in many cases, there's no need to replace your entire window. Our experienced glass specialists install an insulated glass replacement within your existing window frame and the low cost will save your wallet.
Contact Glass Doctor of Lake City today to find out how insulated glass will benefit your home.