Double Pane Windows
Your home protects you from all manner of weather changes, but does suffer from providing you shelter. Temperature changes put pressure on your windows, over time damaging seals and allowing the climate-controlled air in your home to leak out. You can identify if this is occurring by checking your windows for a foggy appearance and looking out for condensation between the panes. To regain comfort in your home and prevent wasted energy, you will need new double pane windows. Luckily, Glass Doctor® of Victoria, BC specializes in installing all types of insulated glass units (IGUs), which were made to withstand Mother Nature, we work with you on replacing your double pane windows, not repairing them.
The Design of Insulated Glass Units
Insulated glass units, such as double pane windows or triple pane windows, feature two or more panes separated with a spacer. Depending on the design, this spacer may be filled with a desiccant, an absorbent material, or it may be a warm-edge spacer, such as a super spacer. Between the spacers is an air space, which can contain argon or krypton gas for added insulation. Around the entire pane is a sealant that prevents condensation from forming.
Repair vs. Replacement
At Glass Doctor of Victoria, BC our focus is on replacing your double pane windows not repairing them. We will always look to replace your double pane window first as that will most likely be your safest option. Your safety and security come first! Repairing one window does not necessarily guarantee the strength of the other window that was undamaged. Have questions? We have answers! Give the specialists at Glass Doctor of Victoria, BC a call today.
Benefits of Insulated Glass Units
Insulated glass units are a worthwhile investment for your home. They prevent leakages, keeping your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Plus, better temperature regulation also means you will reduce energy costs. Another benefit is reduced noise pollution; not only will you be less disturbed by traffic, you will also be able to make more noise indoors without disturbing your neighbours. If your home is already equipped with double pane windows, our specialists may be able to replace the panes, if they become damaged. By keeping the same frames, you save money and maintain the current appearance of your home. Contact us at Glass Doctor of Victoria, BC for a free in-home consultation and to receive more information about our double pane window service.