Double Pane Windows
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, windows are the number one source of heat loss in buildings. One solution to this issue is high efficiency insulated glass units (IGUs). IGU construction delivers extra insulation. Insulated glass windows are manufactured with multiple panes of glass separated by a layer of air or a low conductivity gas such as argon or krypton. The air or inert gas between the panes creates a barrier, which makes it much more difficult for heat to exchange between the window and the outside.
Modern double pane windows are one type of insulated glass. Double pane windows are durable and efficient, but units sometimes fail due to exposure to the elements and daily expansion and contraction as temperatures change. Although your windows might appear intact, they may not be working as efficiently as they should. The result is an uncomfortable home and high heating and cooling bills. Glass Doctor® of Nashville is your local window and glass professional. We have the skills and resources to help residents of Nashville, Murfreesboro and Franklin care for their windows.
Insulated Glass Replacement
Your home is subject to damage from the elements and your windows take the brunt of this onslaught. Every day, your windows are subjected to a cycle of heating and cooling that causes them to expand and contract. Known as thermal pumping, sunlight heats the air space inside the glass and puts the gas or air between the panes under pressure. When evening comes, the air or gas inside cools. This causes the window unit to contract. This thermal pumping stresses the window unit sealing material and, over time, causes it to fail. Time will eventually cause even the most efficient double pane windows to fail. Damaged seals allow moisture in and cause the foggy windows you may have noticed in your home. Seal failure reduces the thermal efficiency of the window unit. Left unattended, the problem leads to a less comfortable home and shocking energy bills.
Glass Replacement in Nashville
Glass Doctor of Nashville specializes in insulated window replacement and installation. We install new windows or replacement glass in existing frames at the Nashville area's most affordable prices. Call 615-678-0569 today or schedule online to learn more about replacing your damaged double pane windows.