Double Pane Windows
Your home is designed to maintain a comfortable, controlled interior climate. However, extreme weather and temperature changes can test the limits of the materials used to protect your home. Windows, especially, tend to be the primary cause of temperature exchange within homes. Windows that are inadequately insulated or sealed allow drafts to come in - and the indoor heat or cool air to escape.
If you are looking for a way to decrease your energy loss and increase your savings, Glass Doctor® of Greater St. Louis can help. Our insulated glass units (IGUs) can help protect the interior climate in your home for optimal energy efficiency and comfort.
What is a Double Pane Window
Double pane windows, a type of insulated glass, provide increased protection against the elements. However, if your double pane windows lack their original clarity - or if condensation is present under the panes - it may be a sign of a broken seal.
If your windows are in need of repair, a Glass Doctor specialist will install replacement glass into the current frames for an affordable amount.
Benefits of Insulated Glass
Insulated glass is specially manufactured for optimal thermal protection in all seasons. During the winter, homes with insulated glass windows report decreased heating requirements and energy bills. In the summer, IGUs protect against exterior heat, saving on cooling costs.
Why IGUs Work
Insulated glass units are composed of two or more sheets of glass with an insulated space, known as a spacer, between each sheet. The spacer is then filled with a desiccant, a material that absorbs moisture, or a warm-edge super spacer. Some IGUs also contain krypton or argon gas in the space for additional insulating properties. The glass panes and spacers are then sealed completely to prevent moisture from forming.
Without the insulating factor of an IGU, a window is only a deterrent of wind and rain, and promotes a "greenhouse" environment.
Glass windows from Glass Doctor of Greater St. Louis are also available with Low-Emissivity (Low-E) coatings, providing even more protection against heat and UV rays.
Window Services By Glass Doctor
If your home is in need of double pane window installation or replacement, Glass Doctor of Greater St. Louis is ready to help. Our specialists can help you navigate the process of choosing the perfect windows for your home and budget. Contact our team at Glass Doctor of Greater St. Louis for more information or schedule an appointment online.