Double paned windows are a great way to keep warm air or cooled air in your home. The two panes have a space between them that acts as a buffer from the outside elements. When you have one of the panes that brakes, it can leave many homeowners asking what needs to happen next. M & M GlassM & M Glass is here to talk about whether or not you can repair a double pane window or are looking at a strict replacement.
Repairing a Double Pane Window
When you sustain a crack in your double pane window, you are going to be looking at eventual replacement. It doesn’t make sense to try and repair a double pane window. The only options you have for repair are short term solutions. You have to use either a specific tape or a putty that will help you get a little more time out of the window. Whether there is just one or both of the panes that have been cracked, the outcome is the same; replacement. You cannot replace just one pane of a double pane window.
Why Do Cracked & Broken Glass Windows Need to Be Replaced?
When the glass on your double pane window is broken, it now makes it so the air outside can get into your home. This makes the insulation and the weather barrier weakened. You may find that it leaves your home feeling colder or hotter than you would like it to be. It can lead to spending more in heating and cooling costs as well.
Why Both Panes of a Double Pane Window Need to Be Replaced
When you have only one pane that is broken, you still need to replace the entire window. When a double pane window is fabricated, there is air that is trapped between the two panes that act as an insulator. When a crack occurs, the air is released and can’t be put back inside the window. So, when one pane is damaged, both panes will still need to be replaced. To replace the panes on your broken window, it will require specialized equipment that most homeowners don’t have access to. This is why this is not a DIY job. You need to have a certain skill set that makes replacing the panes possible. If you attempt to do it on your own, it can lead to damage to the window that won’t be able to reverse.
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If you have windows that have been damaged somehow, you can turn to M & M Glass to either work on repairing them or replacing them all together. We can inspect the windows and see if there is anything that can be done to repair them rather than replace them. If replacement is the answer, you can rely on our crew of glass specialists to have the right equipment and tools needed to ensure the installation is done right. With our extensive experience and training, there is no one you can trust more. Call us today!