Beacon Hill Glass specializes in residential and commercial double pane glass glass services. We can repair/replace your broken or failed/foggy insulated Glass Units (IGU) for your home or property. Our expert installers are courteous, friendly and will make sure the work area has been cleaned once the job is completed.
Here are a few common questions we get asked quit a bit. “Does my window glass need to be replaced?” or “How do I know if my double pane glass is failing?”
Besides a broken glass pane, here are a few “Tell Tell” signs that your double pane may need to be replaced.
- Does your glass “fog up” with condensation between the panes at certain times?
- White spots, light Grayish or Purple/Greenish color haze between the glass.
- Lastly, Do you notice any rust build up on any part of the spacer?
If you answered “YES” to any of the above questions, chances are your double pane glass is failed or starting to fail. Most insulated glass units (IGU) fail due to the seal breaking between the glass panes causing air and moisture to seep in and creating condensation. In time the condensation will create build up and turn into the scenarios mentioned above such as: fogging, clouding, dotting and rusting. Don’t worry there’s an easy fix. Please contact Beacon Hill Glass! =)
What is Double Pane Glass?
Double pane glass also known as “IGU” (Insulated Glass Unit) were created to greatly improve the insulation for the home. A double pane glass consist of two panes of glass separated with a spacer that seals the entire glass unit together. Insulated glass units can also have the option of Argon Gas filled within the glass panes.
The main advantage of the double-pane window glass is simply better insulation. Double-pane glass usually have an airtight spacing between the sheets of glass and optionally are filled with Argon Gas in between. Statistics on the double-pane window will be between Two and Ten times more insulated than a single-pane window glass.
The glass used in double-pane windows can also be specialized. Low-emissivity (Low-E) glass is a type of glass specifically designed to reflect heat in one direction. If you are in a hot climate, you will want to have the low-e glass reflect the heat out of your home. If you are in cold climate, you will want the glass to reflect heat inside your home.
Glass Colors: Clear, Bronze, Grey
Glass Texture: P516, Gluechip, Narrow Reed, Rain, Delta Frost, Satin Etched, Solex
Spacer Type: Standard, Champagne, bronze, Super Spacer Black or Light Grey and White
Safety: Tempered Glass, Laminated Glass, Poly Carbine