Double Pane Windows
In defending your home from the outside world, the first step is to secure your windows. If not properly insulated, windows allow heat and ultraviolet light into your home, damaging the interior while making climate control more costly. Windows also allow outside noises into your house, disturbing you and making it more difficult to sleep or work. To protect yourself from these and other nuisances, consider installing double pane windows from Glass Doctor® of Wenatchee. Made from insulated glass, double pane windows secure your home against outdoor temperatures and noises, saving you money and increasing your peace of mind.
Insulated glass units (IGUs) consist of two or more glass panes separated from each other by a spacer. The spacer, which can be made of metal, plastic or other absorbent materials, prevents moisture from entering the interior of the window. As moisture is the main source of heat transfer, this makes it easier to keep your home cool on hot days and warm on cold days.
Besides the spacer, double pane windows contain krypton or argon gas, which reinforce the units' resistance to outdoor weather. The windows' margins are also coated with a strong sealant to prevent moisture from getting in from the sides. For additional insulation, you can order triple pane windows, which contain three glass panes and two spacers.
Insulating your home isn't just a way to save money; it's also an environmental necessity. As humanity struggles to deal with pollution and climate change, lowering your household energy use is becoming imperative, and double pane windows are a great way to start.
In addition to insulating your home against inconsistent temperatures, double pane windows also protect you from outdoor noises. Spacers are designed to reflect sound back toward the source, and you can order windows with acoustic glass panes for additional protection. This is safer and more efficient than traditional soundproofing, which requires you to use windows made of heavy, thick glass. Double pane windows provide superior sound proofing with fewer distortions or dangers.
Double Pane Window Repair and Replacement
Nothing lasts forever, and through damage or general weathering, the insulation on your windows will deteriorate, leaving your home exposed. If you notice condensation or a milky color on your panes, there's a good sign that the seal is broken. Luckily, Glass Doctor of Wenatchee’s expert repair team is just a phone call away.
If your windows are made of tempered or laminated glass, or if the damage is too great and repair is impossible. In this case, our team will replace your windows, fitting new panes snugly into the existing frames. Depending on the type of glass your windows use, we may be able to make this replacement within a few hours. If not, we'll board up your window and clean up the shattered glass, leaving your house secure until we're prepared to fully replace the window.
Don't waste money and energy on broken or poorly sealed windows. Call Glass Doctor of Wenatchee today for state-of-the-art upgrades, repairs and replacements.