Window Makeover can eliminate foggy window panes and repair each pane’s seals, allowing you to avoid the cost of total replacement.
Why Do Your Windows Appear Foggy?
The area between two panes in a double paned window creates a vacuum, holding air between the glass to provide your home with extra insulation against temperature and sound. When a pane seal fails, air and moisture enter, creating condensation or staining on the interior of your window panes. However, foggy glass is much more than an aesthetic problem – it also affects the performance of your window.
Window Makeover’s Foggy Glass Repair Process
When you call Window Makeover of Atlanta for foggy glass repairs, a skilled technician will remove the damaged panel and replace it with a new panel. Each panel is an exact match to your original window. This process allows us to replace only the damaged components rather than the window itself.
How Many Glass Panes Do You Need?
Window repair pane replacement options include single, double, and triple panes. Which of these is the correct option depends on the following factors:
- Single pane windows provide only a single layer of glass and are the least efficient. Double pane windows include two layers of glass with an additional gas layer between for extra insulation. Triple pane windows include three layers of glass, with an insulative gas layer between each set.
- The more panes you install, the higher the cost. Fortunately, investing in added panes now means cost savings down the road; savings on your energy bill will usually recoup the additional cost of more efficient window panes. Although a single pane is usually the cheapest initially, added costs may make this the more expensive option.
- The ENERGY STAR program recommends window ratings for efficiency depending on where you live. Your climate zone affects this rating and can help you determine how many panes you need. Search by state to determine your ideal rating.
Weather. In the southern US, double or triple panes offer much better weather protection. If the window you are repairing has a southern exposure, double or triple panes can offer much better insulation and UV protection for the interior of your home. Finally, since the south experiences heavy thunderstorms and tropical storm force winds, you will appreciate the extra wind and debris protection offered by triple pane windows
Window Repair is Simple with Window Makeover
Consult with our window repair technicians to determine how many panes are right for your home. We can guide you in choosing the correct number of panes to improve your efficiency, comfort, and meet your budget. Contact us today.