Window glass looking less than stellar? Over time, temperature fluctuations, changes in atmospheric pressure, sunlight, wind, water and humidity can negatively affect window glass. Cracked or foggy insulated glass units (IGUs) are not easily repairable.
Do I Have IGUs?
Sometimes referred to as double or triple glazed, insulated glass units simply refer to double or triple-pane windows. This window type features spacing between panes that slows the transfer of hot and cold air through window glass, boosting insulating power. Many styles add gases like non-toxic argon, krypton, or xenon, which are denser than air, to improve performance.
Are My Windows a Candidate for IGU Repair?
Foggy, discolored, distorted, and even cracked IGUs are not easily repaired.
- IGU Replacement Glass
Cracked or distorted panes can be replaced, and windows repaired, without replacing the entire window. First, the old distorted or cracked glass is removed. Measurements for replacement glass are then carefully taken, and a new sheet of glass obtained. The new, precisely sized glass is slid into place, seals replaced, and insulating gases addressed.
When to Replace Windows
IGUs with serious breaches or in severe disrepair no longer offer an effective thermal barrier. Because windows account for 25 percent of your home’s heat loss, they can quickly lead to an uncomfortable home and high energy bills. In these cases, window replacement offers the most complete fix and a wiser long-term investment.
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