Double Pane Windows
Double pane windows, or insulated glass units (IGUs), are a beneficial addition to any home. Like many house components, double pane windows experience extreme weather changes and other elements and factors that can cause issues over time. Even the best double pane windows are going to have problems arise eventually, and that’s when you can count on Glass Doctor® of Winston-Salem to perform a quality double pane window repair.
How Double Pane Windows are Created
IGUs are comprised of two panes of glass that are separated by an air space. The space serves as a buffer where no movement of air occurs. In essence, no air from the outside or inside can exchange. The entire perimeter of the panes and space is sealed. The space can be filled with dehydrated air or special gases like krypton or argon, which improves the quality of the windows. Spacers, the component that separates and seals the panes, also possess special features. The entire unit creates essential insulation, which benefits the home in many ways.
Benefits of Double Pane Windows
Double pane windows boast several cost-saving benefits. They include:
- Continuous temperature control: Reduce heat gain from the outside during the summer and heat loss during the winter. Your home’s heating and cooling system won’t have to work as hard to keep the temperature steady.
- Increased home value: The attractive appearance of double pane windows can add to the overall value of your home.
- Decreased noise: Reduce noise pollution with an added layer of insulation.
- Added protection: If your IGUs have a low-emissivity (Low-E) coating, you’ll also have UV protection for furniture, flooring and decor.
Double Pane Window Repair
If a seal is broken there are clear signs. Noticeable drafts, a milky appearance or traces of moisture are all warning signs of a faulty window. Contact Glass Doctor of Winston-Salem, our glass specialists will come to your home, assess the problem and get your double pane windows back in working order. In many cases we can save existing frames, which will save you time and money. The sooner you have it done, the sooner we’ll have you back in a comfortable, attractive, money-saving home.