Double Pane Windows
Texarkana has idyllic mild fall and winter temperatures, along with smoldering hot summers. To keep your energy bills lower and your dwelling more comfortable throughout the year, it’s vital to have the proper insulation in your home. Glass Doctor® of Texarkana installs insulated glass units (IGUs) that promote energy efficiency, reduce heat gains and allow natural light to fill a space. When you need a double pane window replacement or are ready to upgrade your home’s windows, our team has solutions that will meet your budget.
Double Pane Windows
Double pane windows are IGUs with an insulated spacer that has moisture-absorbing, desiccant materials sandwiched between two panes of glass. Depending on your energy-related needs, the space between the panes of glass may also contain nontoxic gas, like argon or krypton gas, for added insulation. When Glass Doctor of Texarkana installs a double pane window, our specialists use high-quality sealants to prevent moisture intrusions and energy leaks.
A double pane window’s design reduces energy transfers. This means that during the summer, the space between the panes of glass trap hot air so it can’t enter your home. During the winter, the window doesn’t allow warm air to escape.
In addition to glass breaks, you may need a double pane window replacement if there is a broken seal, as these lead to energy losses. Signs of broken window seals include seeing water drops or fog between the two panes. Seals get loose or damaged because of:
- Poor seal materials
- Extreme temperatures
- Improper installation
- Old age
Benefits of Double Pane Windows
According to the National Resource Defense Council, up to 30% of the energy losses in a home are because of doors and windows. This may be true for you if rooms feel warmer at certain times of the day or if you feel chilly when you sit next to a window during the winter. These energy losses make your HVAC system work harder to maintain comfortable temperatures, which translate into higher energy bills.
Since double pane windows reduce energy transfers and air leaks, HVAC systems run more efficiently and experience less wear and tear. Let Glass Doctor of Texarkana install IGUs in your home so you can benefit from greater home comfort and lower power bills.
Lower Levels of Noise Pollution
In addition to reducing energy loss, double pane windows also make homes seem quieter because they block out noise. This is always a welcome benefit if you live near heavy street traffic or have noisy neighbors
Less Sun Damage
Natural light is wonderful, but can fade your belongings. Double pane windows block UV rays, extending the life of items, such as drapes, artwork, family photos, books, flooring and furniture.
For a double pane window repair or to learn more about how to make your home more energy efficient, contact Glass Doctor of Texarkana today to schedule a complimentary consultation.