Double Pane Windows
Glass Doctor® of Wytheville has the perfect solution for home and business owners who want to reduce energy costs. Replace your old, inefficient windows with new double pane windows, and you'll notice a real difference in your monthly energy bills.
Per square foot, no other material surface in your home gains more heat in the summer and loses more heat in the winter than windows. The windows in a typical one-family home take up to 20% of available wall space. This translates into a high energy exchange rate, which leads to higher cooling and heating costs. Double pane windows, also known as insulated glass units (IGUs), are the best way to reduce energy expenses.
Insulated Glass Units
Double pane windows are made by combining two panes of glass, separating them with a spacer material, and sealing the edges. The airspace between the glass is commonly filled with air, krypton, or argon. The high-grade sealant used to secure the edges prevents condensation from building up between each pane.
IGUs are designed to control and regulate the energy transferred back and forth between the interior and exterior of your home. They do this by controlling the heat that comes through the window, and is possible by glazing the glass.
The Benefits of Insulated Glass
Double pane windows help keep the heat outside where it belongs, while making your home more comfortable and energy-efficient. Although potential energy savings are the most significant benefit to installing IGUs, they also help to:
- Burn less fossil fuel and create less greenhouse gas emissions, making them environmentally friendly.
- Offer noise reduction qualities, making them a perfect investment for homes and businesses located in urban areas or near busy streets or airports.
Glass Doctor of Wytheville specializes in insulated window glass replacement. In most cases, there's no need to replace your entire window as our experts will install IGU replacements in your existing frames, which means substantial savings for you!
Even if your home already has double pane windows, you should regularly check them for indications of condensation or a filmy appearance between the panes. This usually means a broken seal has allowed a leak to occur. Our double-pane window service professionals will expertly replace those IGUs for you. We offer Wythe County residents real energy savings solutions. Schedule an appointment with our service professionals today to learn more about installing quality windows in your home.