Reason #2: Your insulated window glass has fogged up.
Insulated Glass, also known as dual-pane,
double-glazing or thermopane glass, consists of two pieces (known as lites) of
glass separated by a desiccated spacer and hermetically sealed together using
polysulfide or silicone sealant. Newer insulated glass, especially glasses with
Low-E coatings, are very energy efficient. Most insulated glass will retain its
seal for about 12 to 20 years. But, once the seal breaks down, the glass will fog up
and eventually turn an ugly milky white color and will lose most of its energy
While insulated glass is more expensive than old fashioned single
window panes, the payback in utility bill savings is between 5 and 9 years.
Payback will vary depending upon a variety of factors (including the location
and orientation of the house, the type of glass and cost of local electricity
More importantly, for many
people, insulated glass adds substantially to the comfort level of your home. For
those reasons it just makes sense to replace fogged insulated glass. It saves money and makes your home more
comfortable and nice to look at (and out of).
replaces thousands of broken and fogged insulated glasses every year. And we
stock hundreds of standard size insulated glasses in our inventory so there is
a good chance you may not have to wait weeks for your glass to be ordered and
manufactured by the factory. In the event that your window is a custom size or
has a special coated glass we can install a temporary glass until the factory
replacement comes in.
Low-E insulated glass is particularly difficult to match up as the glass
manufacturers develop their own formulae for Low-E glass which gives every
window manufacturer’s glass a distinctive color and sheen. Our technicians have
the latest tools including lasers designed to tell them what kind of Low-E
glass you have and to give them a better chance to match your existing glass. And
our installers will clean up any mess to the best of their ability once the job
All of our double pane glass used in commercial storefronts has a 10 year
warranty from the date of installation. Most of the insulated glass used in
residential windows has at least a five year warranty.
In addition to replacing broken or fogged glass we also offer many more
services for our residential customers. Among those are: