Is It Time to Replace Your Thermal Window?
What is a double pane window?
A double pane window, or a thermal pane window, is simply a window with two panes of glass instead of one. If you don’t know what a pane is, it’s just the sheet of glass that fits within the window frame. Double panes have two of these. Singles only have one.
When thermal pane windows are working properly, they prevent outdoor temperature swings from affecting the comfort of your home. Good windows stop costly air leaks from forcing your heating and cooling system to work harder, and intact units block the transfer of heat so your climate controlled air stays indoors where it belongs, considerably reducing your energy bills. The average life of thermal pane units is between 10-15 years. Choices of spacer bar type and color, Low-E, argon gas, sealant, double seal or triple seal, and the glass type and thickness must all be considered in order to maintain appearance and thermal performance of the window systems.
How can I tell if my double pane window is broken and needs replacing?
The primary indicator of a broken window seal is moisture between the window panes. If your windows are foggy, but nothing happens when you try and wipe away the condensation, the fog is inside the window. That is the immediate and obvious sign that your window seal is broken.
Unfortunately, a broken seal does mean the insulating ability of the window is diminished. Outside air is getting inside, and the argon gas that helps insulate is escaping, extending the issues of a broken window seal well beyond its appearance. This is the time to replace, not repair the unit.
That's When We Come In - When moisture occurs we replace only the glass portion of your window - NOT the entire window frame. Saving you thousands of dollars!
City Window & Glass specializes in all types of window and glass services, including double pane window replacement and all types of hardware replacement. Call us in Hamilton or schedule your appointment online today with City Window & Glass.