They all mean the same thing, and we know how to fix them! Does your double pane window look milky or foggy? Have you attempted to clean it and it just won’t get clean? Simple fix – replace the glass and enjoy the view again!
Insulated, Thermal Pane or Double Pane Glass?
Insulated glass units are sometimes called thermal panes or double pane glass. All three names mean the same thing! They come as a single unit: two pieces of glass are glued together with a special sealant with a spacer between the panes. A vacuum is used to form a dead-air space between the two panes.
In the products used at Barton Glass, this spacer is a formed, and a square aluminum tube that has moisture absorbent desiccant inside helps the units last longer. (Not all insulated units have this feature.) Higher-end units are sometimes filled with a gas, like Argon, that improves the insulating ability of the unit but cannot be used in Texas – only for higher altitude areas.
Low Emissivity (Low E) units are manufactured with a special coating on the inside surface of the exterior pane. This improves the insulating ability of the unit. These windows are a bit more expensive, but you recoup the extra cost in energy savings.
Seal failure can occur when a window is exposed to constant moisture, such as a water sprinkler pointed toward the window or when the window is in a steam room/sauna /hot tub area.
But even if the window is not exposed to the above conditions, over time, seals fails. This allows moisture to form between the two panes, making the window appear foggy. This foggy appearance will only get worse and will turn to a milky appearance. This can be especially unsightly on the front of your house!
What’s the Solution?
The best solution to fogged window issues is to replace the unit with a new one. There is no need to replace the entire window frame unless it’s damaged. Replacing the glass units is a much more efficient way to improve your homes appearance and efficiency.
Our insulated glass units come with a standard 5-year or an optional 10-year warranty against seal failure. If the seal fails on an insulated unit Barton Glass has installed, there is no charge for the replacement unit, excluding labor.
Call 214-708-7598 or go here to our Request Form to repair your faulty Dual-Paned windows!