Double Pane Windows
Our homes do a great job of protecting us from the elements, but they pay the price, too. The elements constantly put stress on homes, and often are able to gain entry through the weakest point in every building’s construction - windows. Fortunately, modern technology has brought Savannah homeowners windows that excel at maintaining a weather-tight home without sacrificing a beautiful view. Glass Doctor® of Savannah has a wide range of insulated glass units (IGUs) available to ensure your home stays comfortable year-round.
When a window specialist evaluates a home for efficiency, improperly sealed windows are most frequently to blame for much of a home's energy loss. If this turns out to be the case in your home, installing double-pane windows is usually the best window repair solution.
The Benefits of IGUs in Savannah
Double-pane glass works by forming an air barrier between two panes of glass. The panes are held in place with a spacer that doubles as a seal for the air space. If you've ever felt a window in the cold of winter or the heat of summer, you know that glass is a good conductor, which is not a desirable quality when it comes to insulation. The air space between the panes makes the transmission of heat less efficient. Decreasing heat transfer makes it easier to maintain a steady temperature in a home. Often, a special type of gas, such as krypton, is injected into the space between the panes, which provides the window with an even greater insulating ability. The spacer is filled with a moisture-absorbing desiccant, which prevents moisture from accumulating and fogging the window. In the top-of-the-line IGUs, the spacer is a warm-edge model, which provides ultimate insulation. The entire unit is hermetically sealed with an industrial-grade silicon sealant to ensure there is no leaking.
Window Repair Process
Once the specialists at Glass Doctor of Savannah determine that window repair is required, they'll evaluate the current windows to determine the most economical way to ensure your windows are properly insulated. Often, your current window frames will allow us to simply replace the glass panes with more efficient IGUs. If this is not possible, we'll help you select new windows with the goal of saving you as much money as possible while still ensuring the best quality possible.
Start saving on your energy bills today. Contact Glass Doctor of Savannah to schedule a free in-home consultation.