Double Pane Windows
As seasons change and temperatures rise and fall, you may struggle to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. Although most modern air conditioning units can keep your house warm in the winter and cool in the summer, the temperature contrast can take a toll on parts of your Southern Pines home.
Your windows, where most exchanges between the inside and outside air take place, are particularly hard hit, and failure to adequately seal them leaves your house vulnerable to drafts. With double pane windows from Glass Doctor of Moore & Montgomery Counties®, which are made of insulated glass units (IGUs), you'll have an easier time keeping your Southern Pines home’s climate under control. If your windows look milky or accumulate condensation, it may be time to get the seals of the window replaced.
A broken seal doesn't always mean you have to buy a new window; our glass specialists can often put new insulated glass in the same frames, at a fraction of the cost of new units.
IG windows contain at least two pieces of glass with a spacer in between. The spacer usually contains a drying agent, or desiccant, to absorb any moisture within the space and prevent condensation from building up on the inner glass pane; they may also use warm-edged glass, foam or certain types of metal. Without water to conduct energy, the window is less likely to let excess heat into or out of the house. The space between the windows is usually filled with krypton or argon gas to further reduce heat conductivity, and a sealant is placed around the edges of the window to stop water from building up between the panes.
Double Pane Windows
Few homeowners would tolerate a giant hole in the side of their house, but a building filled with poorly insulated windows is no better. By helping your home stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter, double pane windows reduce the cost and environmental impact of your air conditioning and heating, more than making up for the price of installing them.
Glass Doctor of Moore & Montgomery Counties specializes in installing, and replacing insulated glass windows on a variety of homes. Schedule an in-home consultation today!