Windows and doors with thermal pane glass ( sometimes called double pane glass or insulated glass unit) are type of window with energy efficient features.
Thermal replacement windows are windows that are made up of multiple panes of high-performance energy efficient glass—making them more energy
efficient than older single pane windows.
Insulated double-pane glass windows are very energy efficient. However, over time the seal separating the two panes can break, allowing outside air and moisture in that can fog up the glass.
One way to repair this problem is to remove and replace the glass while leaving the window unit in place.
Manufacturers typically mount the two panes of glass parallel to each other with a rubberized seal or gasket holding the double-glass windows in place. As the window
weathers, the seal can degrade, allowing moisture to get in between the glass panes.
Why insulating glass windows fail?
Insulating glass in windows and doors has to put up with a lot of abuse.
The seals have to withstand slamming and banging. They have to be flexible enough to allow
the panes to contract in cold weather and expand in hot. The seals can’t stiffen and become brittle
in the cold or soften and ooze when it’s warm. They have to stand up to wind, hail, rain, damaging
ultraviolet rays, old age, atmospheric pressure changes, errant Frisbee discs and suicidal birds.
Still, with all these challenges, double-pane windows are remarkably reliable. Studies by the Sealed
Insulating Glass Manufacturers Association show that high-quality units manufactured by their
members, and properly installed, have a 1 percent failure rate after 10 years and a 3 percent rate
after 15 years.
The troublemakers are older and improperly installed units—they generate the most problems.
When windows fog and fail, the only viable option is replacement. It’s extremely difficult to separate the old panes, clean them up and reseal them again: The glass becomes “etched”
from minerals in the moist air, the old seals are difficult to remove in order to get a tight new seal and a repair is just not cost effective.
SP Glass Solutions, Inc. team will help you to with all your glass replacement needs:
We offer a lot of options like: clear glass, Low-E (low emissivity) glass, tempered glass, bronze glass, grey glass, design glass, we can even have your favorite picture printed on a glass.
Also we can make more than 50 different shapes of thethermal pane glass.
Sometimes you might want to replace your broken glass with a specialty glass. Here are some additional types of glass and glass alternatives you can order from us:
Acrylic Sheets – Lightweight and shatter-resistant, acrylic can be custom-cut and used as a safe glass substitute in home improvement or DIY projects.
Polycarbonate Glass – Similar to acrylic, polycarbonate is a lightweight and break-resistant thermoplastic.
Laminated Glass (Safety Glass) – Laminated glass is two pieces of annealed glass with a piece of vinyl between them. Typically used as a safety glass.
Contact us with any questions or to set up an appointment for the thermal pane or double pane glass replacement – 847-505-5053 or email@example.com