Over time, the seal to a double glazed window will fail, causing moisture to make its way in between the two panes of glass. This is what causes your sealed unit to look foggy or cloudy. When this happens, give us a call and we will come take a look to give you a quote. Alternately, if you already have an idea on sizing of the window, fill out the form to your right and we will gladly e-mail or call you with ball-park pricing. Super Glass will also supply and install broken or cracked single glazed windows. For single pane replacement, we typically cut this glass to size on-site and will install the very same day.
Types of Single Glazed Glass
Although most single paned windows are 3mm (1/8”) clear glass, some may have textured glass – especially if you are in an older home. Since there are so many different patterns/textures to choose from, we recommend that if you are trying to match an existing piece to take a photo and e-mail it to us (or bring it by our shop) – we will do our best to match it! If you’re not sure which type of patterned glass you’d like, stop by the show room and we will show you samples. To read more about your options when it comes to single paned windows, please click here.
Types of Sealed Units
A sealed unit will usually be made with two pieces of 3mm (1/8”) glass with a ½” airspace between the two panes. As you may have already noticed while reading through our website, nothing in the glass industry is typical or standard. Like most other applications, sealed units come in different types including:
- Low E/Argon
- Tinted for climate control or privacy
- Laminated for security and/or sound proofing
The thickness of glass and air space can vary depending on the application. Call us today to set up an on-site consultation. You can check out our portfolio to see examples.
Super Glass also supplies and installs skylights along with repairing leaky ones. Your options when it comes to skylights are very similar to the ones listed above for sealed units. Always keep in mind that even if you are not in need of a new skylight – changing out the old glass can often substantially change the climate for the better in your home.
Switching from Single Glazed to Double
Most older homes still have single paned windows and you may benefit from removing those single panes and install new and efficient windows. Some questions to ask yourself when considering this change would be:
- Am I noticing a lot of street noise such as traffic, sirens, foot traffic, etc.?
- Is there a draft coming from my windows?
- Are my single paned windows looking dingy and outdated?
New windows can be very energy efficient and even help with keeping your home warm in the winter months and cooler in the summer months. In some instances, windows can be converted from single to double glaze.
Window Screens & Hardware
Super Glass offers both standard and retractable screens for sliding or hinged windows. Screen mesh is available in regular grey or black and paw-proof. If you have a cat who just might scratch at the mesh it is a good idea to invest in paw-proof as it will last longer. Framing on screens is available in the following standard colours:
We exclusively supply Wizard Industry retractable roll-screens. Please note that summer is the busy season for screens and lead time can be anywhere from one to three weeks during summer months.
Like all other repair services we offer, the professionals at Super Glass will fix or replace your single paned window or sealed unit even if we didn’t do the initial installation. We also have all kinds of window parts and hardware. Please click here for more information on window hardware.
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