Double Pane Window Replacement
Double pane windows protect homes from all kinds of weather. They offer an insulation barrier against the extreme temperatures Lubbock residents see every summer and winter. With windows being a major cause of heat gain and loss, insulated glass units (IGUs) are a necessity to create a more energy-efficient home. Glass Doctor® of Lubbock offers IGUs that allow our customers to regulate the temperature in their homes’ interior spaces.
How Insulated Glass Works
A spacer separates two or more pieces of glass and provides a moisture barrier for the unit. A desiccant absorbs and traps any moisture between the glass pieces. A high-grade sealant is applied around the entire unit, keeping moisture on the outside while protecting the unit’s insulation. Many insulated glass units have krypton or argon gas added to the air space between the glass panes to provide an additional layer of insulation.
The trapped air or gas between the panes minimizes heat transfer, keeping your home comfortable no matter the season. This helps keep your home comfortable year-round while saving money and energy at the same time. If the seal around the unit or between the panes breaks, the insulation value of the entire unit is lost.
Repairing & Replacing Insulated Glass
If you begin to see condensation build up between the panes of your glass, the seal surrounding your window may be broken. If the seal is broken, Glass Doctor of Lubbock can replace the seal surrounding your home’s window. If your window seal is not the problem, our glass specialists can replace the pane, instead of the entire window. The cost of replacing the glass is usually lower than the cost of replacing the entire window.
Don’t let your heating and cooling be lost to uninsulated windows. Schedule an appointment today for an in-home consultation with our glass specialists!