When you have a window replacement done on your home or business, it’s in your best interests to request insulated glass. While this special type of glass installation costs more upfront, it provides a range of benefits that will make the investment well worthwhile. To decide whether it’s right for you, know what insulated glass is and the difference that these windows can make.
What to Know About Insulated Glass Installation
What It Is
Insulated windows use two or more panes of glass. The panes are placed 12mm apart, and the space between them is tightly sealed and filled with an inert gas such as krypton and argon. The glass can come in a range of thicknesses, from 5mm to 12mm. A moisture-absorbing material such as silica gel is placed underneath the metal spacers between the panes to absorb any moisture inside the window.
Why It’s Special
These two- or three-paned windows are special because they provide exceptional insulation that a single pane lacks. That extra pane and the gas between them drastically reduces the heat transfer from one side of the window to the other, which benefits the property owner by keeping indoor temperatures moderate. As a result, you can expect much lower energy bills and much better comfort standing just inside the window.
The insulated glass also reduces sound transfer, which boosts your privacy inside your home and helps block out the noises from your neighbors. It reduces the number of UV rays that pass through the window, which in turn will keep the fabrics or flooring materials just inside the window from fading over time. It is more difficult to break than a single pane as well, which can deter trespassers.
New windows are an investment, and you’ll be making a smart investment if you get insulated glass from the experienced team at Monsey Glass. They have provided custom windows at affordable prices for more than 50 years. Their custom glass services reach throughout Rockland County, Northern Bergen County, Orange County, Westchester County, and New York City. Request a free estimate at (845) 352-2200 for your new glass installation and leave a review about your experience on Yelp!