Double Pane Windows
One of the greatest barriers between the the unpredictable outdoors and your Suffolk County home are your windows. By upgrading your traditional windows with insulated glass units (IGUs) from Glass Doctor® of The Hamptons, you’ll keep your home comfortable year-round and experience energy savings.
How a Double Pane Window Works
A double pane window is an IGU that has a desiccant spacer between two panes of glass. While the spacer absorbs moisture, the space between the panes of glass reduces energy transfers. During the summer, the space traps warm air so it doesn’t enter your home. Similarly, in the winter, the IGUs prevent the escape of warm air.
Depending on your energy needs, a specialist from Glass Doctor of The Hamptons may fill the space between the panes with a safe, transparent gas, such as argon or krypton, to boost the IGU’s insulating properties. To prevent moisture intrusions and air leaks, the IGUs will have a high-quality sealant.
Seal Damage is Serious
When the seal on a double pane window breaks, call Glass Doctor of The Hamptons as soon as possible. Seals generally break because of old age or extreme temperatures. Low quality seals and poor installation techniques also lead to damage. Signs of a broken seal include the appearance of fog or the formation of water droplets between the glass panes.
Advantages of Double Pane Windows
- Save energy: Traditional windows account for up to 30% of the energy lost from a home. These types of windows may cause a space to feel drafty when it’s cool outside. The sun shining through a traditional window makes a room feel uncomfortably hot. Because a double pane window reduces energy transfers and air leaks, it won’t cost as much to keep your home at a comfortable temperature.
- Tranquility: Double pane windows block uncomfortable temperatures and outside noises. This is great for those who live near heavy street traffic or noisy neighborhoods.
- Sun protection: Double pane windows allow natural light to fill a room and block harmful UV rays that would otherwise fade or discolor carpeting, drapes, photos, artwork, books and furniture.
Repairing Double Pane Windows
Glass Doctor of The Hamptons specializes in repairing double pane window repair and care. We use the best practices to replace the affected pane and seal within the existing frame. These methods effectively restore the window’s energy-saving features and lower the cost of a window repair so you don’t need to purchase a new window unit. If you have damaged casings, we are happy to use our expertise to make a total replacement.
Learn more about how a double pane window installation will improve the comfort of your home by scheduling a complimentary consultation with Glass Doctor of The Hamptons.