Double Pane Glass Unit Repair | Glass replacement Colorado Springs
Why the need for double pane glass unit repair?
Double pane glass is the standard for most windows installed after 1970. Double pane glass is durable, energy efficient, and offers more protection than single pane glass. Double pane glass repair is more expensive than single pane glass because there are two pieces of glass on a double pane unit; hence the name “double pane.”
A double pane glass unit is two pieces of glass, separated by a metal spacer, and sealed together to form a unit. In between the two pieces of glass, an air pocket is formed. This air pocket provides insulating value.
If the seal on a double pane window fails, this allows moisture in the air to seep in between the pieces of glass. This is why some windows look foggy, or it looks like there is rain on the glass all the time. Over time, the minerals in the moisture will etch the glass and leave mineral spots on the inside of the window. It is not possible to remove the moisture or mineral spots.
Since a double pane unit is made of two pieces of glass, this means either one or both sides of glass can break, crack or develop defects. If the interior side or exterior side of glass breaks, the only option to repair double pane glass unit is to measure the glass, manufacture a new double pane glass unit, and swap the old double pane glass unit out for the new one. You are never left without a window.
What is double pane glass unit repair?
The only option to repair broken or fogged double pane glass unit is to measure the glass, manufacture a new double pane glass unit, and switch the old double pane glass unit out for a new one. You are never left without a window. It is not possible replace just one side of the glass unit. The seal holding the two pieces of glass together is very strong; attempting to cut this seal will break both pieces of glass and is very dangerous for our workers.
A double pane glass repair is known as a double pane reglaze. Glass replacement Colorado Springs is a very common service we have been providing for 30+ years.
Repairing a double pane glass unit is just as effective as replacing the whole window, but less expensive, takes less time to install and is less messy. This saves you time, money and hassle!
When can my double pane glass unit be repaired?
A double pane glass window repair normally takes 5-7 business days for inspecting, measuring and repairing.
EMERGENCY glass repair is available.
Where does Lightning Glassworks & Screens repair double pane glass units?
Lightning Glassworks & Screens offers double pane glass repair in Colorado, including the following places:
- Colorado Springs, CO
- Monument, CO
- Castle Rock, CO
- Fountain, CO
- Denver, CO
- and more!
How does the double pane glass unit repair process or work?
First, contact us. We’ll schedule a time during business hours, usually within 1 day of your call, to inspect & measure the double pane windows that need repaired and give you a quote. Once you give approval, we’ll measure the window, go back to our shop and manufacture a new double pane glass unit. We’ll schedule a time to install the new double pane glass unit. Please note our installation FAQ.
Do I need to be home for glass replacement Colorado Springs?
You may or not need to be home for window repair. Double pane glass repairs can sometimes be completed from the outside; homes and businesses vary. We’ll work with you gain entry into the residence, and work according to your schedule. We work with lock boxes, tenants, homeowners and property managers frequently and understand how to schedule to meet your unique needs. If you can give us approval on our initial visit to measure, we can make arrangements to complete the repair fully from the outside by completing the initial cutting out of the window on the first visit.
Once we arrive at your residence or business, we’ll ring the doorbell, bring in our tools, cut out the old glass unit, install the new double pane unit, complete the repair and clean up any mess (usually minor).
After your double pane glass unit is fully repaired we bill you on-site. We accept check, cash or credit card.