Double Pane Windows
Your windows play an important role in keeping your home airtight. As seasons change so does the stress placed on your window. If the temperature inside your home changes, your windows need professional attention. Glass Doctor® of Wichita installs insulated glass units (IGUs) that keep the outside elements from affecting your indoor air temperatures. They also prevent condensation from forming, which often develops between window panes when moisture from outside penetrates window seals.
The Value of Insulated Glass
Your windows are the last line of defense against the outside elements. Over time, window seals may deteriorate and crumble. When this happens, it's likely that outdoor air will leak into your home, affecting your heating and cooling bills. Failing seals also lead to the formation of condensation under the panes, which occurs when moisture makes its way into the air pocket between the panes. Condensation makes your windows look milky, as if there is a thin film on them.
Insulated glass is a valuable tool to protect your home from temperature fluctuation and gathering condensation. It is engineered to reduce the transmission of heat through the window and to keep moisture out, which means your HVAC system doesn't need to work as hard to maintain a consistent temperature inside your home.
Repair & Replacement
When your double pane windows fail, repair or replace them as soon as possible before you seen an increase in your energy bill. Glass Doctor of Wichita specializes in double pane window repair and replacement.
During repair, the air inside the two panes can be treated with moisture-reducing gases. The perimeter of the entire window is sealed with a high-grade sealant. These two steps ensure that your windows will effectively keep the outside air from penetrating your windows. They also ensure that moisture will not make its way between the two panes.
If the Glass Doctor of Wichita specialist deems that your windows’ panes are beyond repair, it is possible to replace the individual insulated glass panes. This is a less expensive alternative to replacing the entire window unit.