Looking for window glass repair and not sure whether you have single or double pane windows? Here’s how you can tell.
How to Tell a Single from a Double Pane for Your Glass Repair
Look at the inside edge of the window. If the window has a double pane, you will see two panes of glass separated by a spacer. You could also open the window and put your fingers on either side of the pane to see how big the gap is between your fingers. Double glazed windows are much thicker than single glazed. Single panes will ordinarily measure around 1/8 inch in residential settings and ¼ inch in commercial windows.
The Benefits of Double Glazing
Most newer homes in California have double pane windows. These windows are more expensive than single-pane but they are worth the investment. Double glazing will save between 10% and 20% on your energy bill every month. This is because double-glazed windows have superior insulation properties. Thus, reducing the household heating and cooling requirements.
Double panes also contribute to a quieter home as they keep out much of the outside noise. If you live in a noisy area or near a highway, double glazing will help to keep the noise out.
Double panes are also more secure because they are more difficult to break. You can upgrade the glass to laminated security glass making it even more difficult for anyone to break in.
Does Your Double-Glazing Need Glass Repair?
If you have leaks, drafts, or visible seal damage you may have to consider replacing your windows. A particularly annoying problem is condensation trapped between the two panes, obscuring your view. This is likely the result of a damaged seal allowing moisture between the panes.
Yet, some of this damage may be repairable. Speak to us, your window glass repair and double-glazing experts, to find out what we can repair and what should be replaced.