Your insulated glass unit (two panes of glass sealed) can be replaced by ABC Glass and Mirror, a respected company that is staffed with experienced glaziers and offers quality products. When you trust your glass needs to us, you will enjoy great selection and professional installation you can count on. If you are dealing with broken or foggy double pane windows or glass doors, we can usually replace just the insulated glass and save you the cost of replacing the entire window or door structure.” One of our friendly glass experts would be happy to visit your home, inspect the window or door, present options, and provide an estimate. This is a free, no-obligation offer, so call to schedule your window consultation today – 703-257-7150.
There are several double pane window problems that can typically be resolved by simply replacing the insulated glass.
Broken or shattered window panes increase your energy costs and can pose a safety and security risk. In this case, give us a call, and we will make it a priority to visit your residence promptly and begin the process of ordering and installing your new glass. Also, window glass that is intact but cracked or chipped is unappealing and can potentially lead to bigger problems. And finally, double pane windows can become foggy if the air-tight seal breaks down and condensation forms in the space between the panes. In these cases, too, we can usually repair the window by just installing a new glass unit.
When you decide to address a window concern with insulated glass from ABC, your window will be inspected and measured so that we can ascertain the proper thickness for your new glass. You can also talk to one of our glaziers about the various glass styles we offer such as clear, patterned, and acid-etched. Our team will work with you to find double pane glass that matches the existing panes and offers the look you want.
- Main Seal (Polyisobutylene/PIB)
- Secondary Sealant (Polyurethane or Silicone)
- Spacer Band (A spacer is a piece that separates and seals the two panes of glass together.)
- Interior of Spacer Band (This is either an empty cavity or filled with desiccant balls to remove moisture.)
Your new insulated unit can even cut down on energy loss when you choose one or both of our energy-efficient features available with double pane glass:
- Argon – The space between the two panes is filled with argon gas and sealed. This gas increases the window’s R-value, which means that it makes the window a better insulator.
- Low-E – The surface of the glass is covered with a low-emissivity coating, a treatment that reduces the amount of energy lost through the window.
While annealed glass is often used, certain situations call for tempered insulated glass. The location of some windows and glass doors puts them at a higher risk of being broken by impact or collision, and tempered glass reduces the likelihood of damage or injury from sharp pieces of broken glass. Tempered glass has four to five times the strength of annealed glass, and if it is broken, it will shatter into small chunks, without the razor-sharp edges of typical glass shards. These are less hazardous and easier to clean up, so consider double pane tempered glass if breakage is a concern
Don’t let defective glass mar your view any longer!
New insulated glass from ABC Glass and Mirror can restore the functionality and visual appeal of your window or glass door. Schedule your free on-site window consultation – 703-257-7150!