Double Pane Windows
When the weather in Sarnia makes outdoor activities unbearable, you go inside to relax in climate controlled comfort. But your home can’t escape. The weather weighs on your home's windows and doors, causing seals to splinter and break, which makes it more difficult and more costly to keep your home comfortable. Fortunately, Glass Doctor® of Sarnia in Lambton County has a proven solution. We replace your existing windows with insulated glass units (IGUs) to help balance and regulate your interior climate.
Windows are the primary source of temperature exchange for any building. As your windows age deteriorating seals allow climate-controlled air to escape and drafts to enter. Temperature exchange causes your heating and cooling systems to work harder. The increased energy use costs you money.
Even if your home has double pane windows, one type of IGUs, weather fluctuations and aging still cause the seals to break down. If your IGUs show evidence of a milky appearance or condensation under the panes, you already have a problem.
Double Pane Windows Work
During Sarnia’s extreme summer temperatures, IGUs minimize heat gain. In the winter, they can reduce heat loss. Your heating and cooling systems won’t leak climate-controlled air outside, so less strain is placed on the system to maintain a consistent temperature in your home. You’ll save money and your home will be more energy efficient.
Each IGU consists of at least two panes of glass with an insulating spacer between them. The spacer may either be filled with a moisture absorbing material called a desiccant, or it may be a warm-edged glass super spacer.
IGU windows are sealed with high-grade sealant to increase insulation ability and prevent condensation accumulation between the panes. Some units have argon or krypton gas injected between the panes to enhance the insulation ability.
Keep the Frame, Replace the Glass
At Glass Doctor of Sarnia in Lambton County, we specialize in installing insulated window glass replacements, but we also know that it’s not always necessary to replace the entire window. Fortunately, our glass specialists install double pane units in your existing frames.
If you live in Sarnia or surrounding areas, a Glass Doctor of Sarnia in Lambton County specialist is available to help you. For more information, call us at 251-581-9353 or set an appointment online.