Napa & Sonoma County Insulated Glass Company
Double the Pane, Double the Performance
Many of our clients come to us for solutions to keep their home comfortable while consuming less energy. Insulated glass, also known as double pane glass, is ideal for providing maximum room comfort while reducing your carbon footprint. Twice as efficient as single pane, insulated glass is used in residential window applications and is the most common type of energy-efficient window on the market today.
Insulated glass consists of two or more panes of tempered glass held in place by a spacer, made of a moisture-absorbing material called desiccant. Given that heat passes through glass more readily than it does through air, the space between the two panes of glass is filled with an inert noble gas like argon, which reduces the window’s ability to transfer heat, resulting in a better-insulated home.
While more expensive up front, there are many benefits associated with insulated glass windows, most notably, energy savings. Originally intended to protect homes from extreme weather conditions, insulated glass windows keep the heat out during the hot months and cold out during the cold months, reducing energy use.
Additionally, dual-pane windows help with noise reduction in high-traffic areas and can update the appearance of a house, increasing resale value. Insulated glass windows are also more impact-resistant than their single-pane counterparts, and they provide more protection against UV radiation, which ages furnishings, flooring, and human skin prematurely.
How to Tell When Your Insulated Glass Window Needs Repair or Replacement
Paragraph: If your windows aren’t energy efficient, your air conditioner must work harder to make up the difference, which increases your electric bill and decreases the lifespan of your HVAC system. Warning signs that your double pane windows need repair or replacement include:
- Condensation between the panes
- A milky appearance to the glass
- Distorted or broken panes
Windows account for twenty-five percent of residential heat loss and therefore are an important component of your home’s electricity usage. If your windows are in disrepair, you are likely spending more to heat or cool your home, so it’s important to seek a solution.
Ready to Upgrade Your Windows?
If you’re considering upgrading from single pane windows or updating worn-out IG units, look no further. Contact the experts at B & L Glass today to learn what a difference insulated glass windows can make for your home.