Double Pane Windows
Every homeowner wants their abode to feel comfortable without breaking their budget; windows play a prominent role in the cost of indoor comfort. Broken or worn out windows will not insulate buildings from outside temperature changes, which ultimately requires homeowners to spend more on temperature control. To reduce your energy expenditure, consider installing modern panes in your existing frames. Glass Doctor® of St. George offers residents our expertise for a variety of glass projects, but our most popular services are window repair and unit replacement. Our specialists will improve your life by improving your panes.
The Science Behind Modern Units
Given the choice, most homeowners opt to install insulated glass units (IGUs), commonly known as double pane windows, which are made to withstand the North’s heavy winters and the South’s humid summers. The most prominent feature of IGUs are the multiple panes of glass in the unit. In between the panes are air pockets, which diffuse heat transfer. Single pane windows do not have air pockets; heat passes through glass more readily than air. The air pockets in an IGU reduce the windows conductivity resulting in a better-insulated home. To ensure your unit isn't exposed to moisture, the panes are held in place with a spacer made of a moisture-absorbent material called desiccant. The entire unit is sealed to prevent the inner air chamber from escaping. To further improve the insulating properties of the window, Glass Doctor offers IGUs with argon or krypton gas in the air space.
Discover The Double Pane Difference
Homeowners who opt to add double pane windows experience the benefits immediately after installation. One of the most notable advantages of double pane windows is the reduction in noise pollution. This quality is especially valuable to our clients who live in busy, urban areas. No matter which IGU a customer selects, the windows will cut your energy bill; some units save homeowners up to 50 percent in energy expenses. This energy consumption reduction directly correlates to a reduced carbon footprint. Glass Doctor stands behind every window we install. We’re happy to go over the possible unit options to determine which unit will best serve your needs.
Good Panes Gone Bad
Over the last two decades, IGUs have become the standard window option for new developments. These units are built to withstand temperature swings, but many homes in America were built in the 1980s, according to the American Housing Survey. Homes built in the 1980s are more likely to have single pane windows or IGUs that have aged past their usefulness. If your windows aren't able to cope with the weather, your HVAC system will make up the difference at the expense of your wallet. Warning signs your windows have out-aged their prime include:
- A milky appearance to the glass
- Condensation forming between the panes
- Distorted or broken panes
Your windows account for 25 percent of your home’s heat loss. It’s critical if your windows are in disrepair you seek a solution quickly to reduce the cost of energy loss.
Count On Our Experts
Whether you are building a new home or hoping to upgrade your older abode, quality windows are imperative to a comfortable space. Count on Glass Doctor to replace the glass of outdated units. Keeping your window frame will reduce the cost of your project while delivering the same benefits of a new window unit. Our specialists will survey your frames to ensure the new panes will work. You can always count on Glass Doctor to deliver a premium customer service. Speak with a team member today to discover the difference double pane windows can make in your life.