Important Information About Dual Pane Windows
…and What Can be Done About Them!
Dual Glass Windows are a Maintenance Time-bomb
If you have them…Soundproof Windows can double their life expectancy! If you don’t own dual pane windows, we can help you avoid them!
Life Expectancy of Dual Pane Windows
Guarantees aside, the life expectancy of dual paned windows is less than 15 years. This number represents a reasonable life expectancy of the best dual pane windows.
Guarantees are a serious concern within the glass industry. It is either a huge liability for a company or it is a guarantee of repeat customers, depending on how the guarantee is written. Given the true life expectancies, you will be replacing all the glass and/or the windows after 10-20 years.
There are two exceptions where you may not be replacing your dual paned windows as soon:
- If you live in a very mild climate (like the California coastal areas) where the seals are not as stressed
- If you “insulate the insulated glass” with a second window system like Soundproof Windows. Secondary windows reduce the stress on the IGU (Insulated Glass Unit) seals. These will also act as insulating windows.