Double Pane Windows
The windows in your home shed natural light into your rooms and create a warm, inviting atmosphere. However, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, older windows and inadequate seals are responsible for increasing your utility usage up to 30%. Even small issues cause your home’s heating and cooling unit to work harder and longer, costing homeowners hundreds of dollars each year in wasted energy. Glass Doctor® of Livonia, MI, understands the important role your windows play in keeping your home comfortable and energy-efficient, and our glass experts perform a variety of window glass replacements and double pane window services designed to eliminate that waste.
Insulated Glass Benefits
If you’ve recently noticed a milky or cloudy appearance on the insides of your double pane windows, it’s a sign that weathering has weakened the effectiveness of the seals. Moisture-rich air is essentially placing mineral deposits on the glass and reducing your home’s insulation value. Double pane windows, known in the industry as insulated glass units (IGU’s), provide superior protection against air leaks and heat transference. Sunlight gives off heat, which easily crosses glass surfaces. The space in an IGU absorb heat; keeping your home comfortably cool in the summer and warmer in the winter.
IGU’s are available with either double or triple pane glass. The insulated space is filled with either a specialized desiccant which controls moisture or a warm-edge spacer, but you may also purchase IGU’s that contain either argon or krypton gas in the airspace. The spacing design and construction dictates the level of insulation value, and each unit’s perimeter is sealed using a high-quality material that prevents leakage.
No matter how well your windows are designed, installation is crucial for performance. Our glass experts have the knowledge and experience to perform double pane window replacement that conforms to the highest industry standards. Our professionals perform the work according to your schedule and ensure your windows meet their potential.
Double Pane Window Replacement
If you already have double pane windows in your home, our specialists are able to replace damaged glass, frequently without requiring a full window replacement. It’s often possible to simply replace broken pane while keeping the existing frame. Our professionals perform on-site insulated glass replacements swiftly and affordably.
Contact Glass Doctor of Livonia, MI, to schedule your free consultation today, and discover the difference energy-efficient windows will make on your home’s heating and cooling costs.