Double Pane Windows
Even if it's baking hot or blustery cold outside, your home should be insulated from these temperature swings. Windows are a building's primary causes of temperature exchange, and poorly sealed windows have an even stronger affect, letting in drafts from outside. Glass Doctor® of Seattle & Tacoma installs insulated glass units (IGUs) in your home, which create an extra barrier against the outdoors and minimize temperature exchange. We also can replace damaged seals on existing IGUs, and perform operations to upgrade your home's windows or solve minor component issues.
Double Pane Window Benefits
A double pane window, one type of IGU, has two panes of glass, which are separated by a layer of air insulation sealed with a spacer. IGUs may also contain an inert gas like argon or krypton in the air space, which further impedes temperature transfer. Glass Doctor of Seattle & Tacoma experts will help you pick the best kind of spacer for your IGUs, whether that's a moisture-absorbing desiccant spacer or a minimally conductive, warm-edge spacer. Finally, a high-quality sealant, applied around the edge of the window's glass, seals the window and keeps moisture out.
In winter, insulated glass keeps warm air in, and cold air out; in summer, it does the reverse. This makes heating and cooling a building more efficient, reducing energy costs and increasing comfort.
Replacing Windows in Seattle & Tacoma
With time and exposure to the elements, seals on insulated glass may wear and eventually break, reducing the effectiveness of the insulation and allowing temperature transfer. A broken seal on the window may result in visible condensation between the panes, or a milky look to the glass.
Call Glass Doctor of Seattle & Tacoma today to learn more about our insulated glass and double pane window repair. Often, our glass experts may not need to replace the whole window. First we will assess if installing new panes or sealant will fix your situation.
If it's time to replace those old single pane windows with energy-efficient glass, Glass Doctor of Seattle & Tacoma will deliver best window installation service in the area. Simply contact us to schedule a service request during a time that works best for you.