Call Atlas Glass Co. at 215-432-8487 in the Philadelphia metro area for COMMERCIAL GLASS REPAIR & HOME WINDOW REPAIR. We are the Philadelphia metro area's premier glass & window repair company. We sell only the highest quality double-pane insulated thermal window glass units and replace only the glass - not the frame and sash. We can handle any type of home window repair or commercial glass repair. Call any time for 24 hour emergency service No auto glass repair, ,please
Back in the day, windows used to be little more than holes cut in walls to let light and air into rooms. With the addition of glass in movable frames, a major improvement in building comfort was achieved, allowing closed windows to let in light and block the winter chill.
Today they are decidedly more sophisticated, using new materials with more energy-efficient properties. The use of single pane glass has been replaced by double and occasionally triple panes, with advanced insulating materials separating the layers. Inert gasses such as argon and hergon have been pumped between the panes, adding to the window's insulating properties. In many cases the glass itself has been coated with high-tech material to further reflect heat.
These innovations mean that windows now significantly contribute to a home's comfort and overall energy efficiency. By admitting sunlight, they provide much needed warmth in winter, saving energy and lowering heating bills. Modern design techniques and the use of exterior shading concepts can also contribute to lower cooling costs in the summer. Sunlight passing through a window adds heat to a room - plain and simple - desirable in winter, not so much in the summer. Solar heat gain through windows may account for 35 percent or more of a home's summer cooling needs.
Window tints such as bronze, gray, and green keep out more of the sun's heat than clear glass does. Low-E glass used to lower window UV-factors can reduce a window's Solar Heat Gain.
Often the best strategy to reduce heat gain in the summer is to provide exterior shading through overhangs, awnings, shade screens and trees.
Call Atlas Glass Repair for plate glass repair, double pane window repair of any size, door glass repair, skylight repair, transom window repair or any other type of window glass repair. We have you covered.
A family-owned glass company in Philadelphia Pa
2000 Hamilton Street, Philadelphia Pa 19130