Double Pane Windows
Homes in the Winchester area experience a wide range of weather extremes, from chilly winters to hot, humid summers, making it difficult to heat and cool your home effectively. When it comes to regulating the temperature in your home, a lot of the responsibility falls on your windows. Windows are the leading source of temperature exchange in any building, and windows that are outdated or improperly sealed often leak climate-controlled air. Glass Doctor® of Winchester installs double pane windows to help balance and regulate the climate within your home. If your windows are damaged, we also offer double pane window repair and replacement.
How Double Pane Windows Work
As their name suggests, double pane windows consist of two separate panes of glass. An insulating spacer separates the two panes and the keeps the space between them sealed. Many double pane windows include argon or krypton gas in the air space between the two window panes for extra insulation. The edges of the window unit are sealed with a high-grade sealant, and the spacer is often filled with a desiccant, a special moisture absorbing material, to prevent condensation and to keep moisture out.
Advantages of Double Pane Windows
- Lower Energy Bills: The insulating ability of double pane windows reduces energy transfer. These windows seal in warm air during the winter, and prevent hot air from infiltrating in summer. As a result, you can use your heating and cooling system less, making your home appliances more efficient and reducing energy bills year-round.
- Increased Comfort: In addition to more efficient heating and cooling, reduced energy transfer also means increased comfort. With double-pane windows, you won't have to struggle to keep your home at a comfortable temperature, and you're less likely to have to deal with hot or cold spots in your home.
- Noise Reduction: The insulating properties of double pane windows help block out noise, making them an excellent option if you live near a busy street, train tracks or other noisy area.
- Ultraviolet Protection: Double pane windows with low-emissivity (Low-E) glass block the harmful effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation, protecting your home's fixtures and preventing carpets and furniture from fading.
Double Pane Window Repair and Replacement
Even the best windows can give you trouble if the pane is damaged or if the seal is broken. Double pane window repair and replacement is a Glass Doctor of Winchester specialty. Warning signs that your windows need attention include condensation under the panes or a milky appearance in the glass.
In most cases, you won't need to have your entire window replaced. Our glass specialists will install double pane windows within your existing frames, saving you money and making the whole process more convenient. Contact Glass Doctor of Winchester at 540-931-0865 or schedule an appointment online today to start saving!