Double Pane Windows
If you stay away from your windows during the winter because of the chill or find yourself covering them with thick curtains to keep out the summer heat, there’s a good chance that your windows are driving up your power bill. With the right insulated glass units (IGUs), like double pane windows, your windows will maintain your home’s temperature and save energy at the same time. The IGUs offered by Glass Doctor® of St. Joseph will help you reach your energy goals. With the energy savings that you experience, high-efficiency windows pay for themselves over time, making them a smart investment.
How Double Pane Windows Work
A double pane window is a unit with two sheets of insulated glass with an insulated spacer between the panes. The specialists at Glass Doctor of St. Joseph use spacers with a warm-edge foam core to further insulate the window unit, seal the panes of glass and prevent air leaks. A glass specialist may fill the space between the panes of glass with nontoxic gas, like argon or krypton, to increase the window’s insulating value.
Glass Doctor of St. Joseph uses high-grade sealants around IGUs to prevent thermal conductivity, air leaks and condensation. Depending on your needs, the panes in IGUs may have a special film that reflects the sun’s ray.
Benefits of Double Pane Windows
- Increased home comfort: Since IGUs prevent air leaks and temperature exchanges; you can sit next to any window in your home without feeling chilly during the winter. During the summer, the space between the panes absorbs warm temperatures, making sunlight less likely to heat your home. If the windows have a reflective coating, they’ll reflect heat away from your home.
- Energy savings: The insulating and reflective properties of IGUs make it easier for your home to maintain comfortable temperatures. In turn, your HVAC system doesn’t have to work as hard to cool or heat the rooms. When your HVAC runs more efficiently, you’ll notice the difference in your power bills.
- Reduce noise: From the garbage truck in the morning to children playing outside, it doesn’t take much to fill a home with noise pollution. Double pane windows block outside noises to make your home a retreat from the world.
- Less fading: The sun’s ultraviolet rays fade furniture, carpeting, pictures and other items in your home. Because IGUs block sunlight, they also protect your belongings from fading and unnecessary wear.
Double Pane Window Repairs
Glass Doctor of St. Joseph appreciates that the installation of IGUs is a big investment in your home. When a window breaks or a seal fails, our glass specialists replace the glass and seal. We use the existing frame and grid to save you from buying a new window.
Whether you’re ready to update the windows in your home or need repair services, you can count on Glass Doctor of St. Joseph to get the job done right the first time. Call us today to schedule a free in-home consultation.