To guarantee the comfort of life in a building, it is sometimes necessary to install a thermos glass. This device makes it possible to balance the indoor temperature of the rooms of the house. Unfortunately, it may happen that it no longer meets the needs for which it was installed. When should it be changed to ensure comfort in the house? How to change a thermos glass?
Thermos glass: what is it?
Whether it is a glass or a tile, these two elements can be called “thermos”. The reason for this name is that these different materials are sealed together and then arranged in the frame of a window.
Rather than saying “thermos”, we could say “double glazing” or “thermal glazing”.
The thermos has the particularity of improving the energy performance of the openings of a building. The reason is that these are superimposed glasses with a membrane that absorbs very little heat radiation. The device also contains a filling gas.
When should the thermos glass be changed?
It becomes necessary to change thermos window when the performance of this device is no longer up to the needs. In other words, you must perform the thermos replacement under the following conditions:
- The glass is broken;
- The thermal bridge has been deteriorated;
- The sealant came off and thus became ineffective;
- The formation of fog between the joined windows is done…
Often, it is necessary to carry out an inspection of the device yourself. The first step is to check whether all systems are working well. It is necessary to check if the metal elements are not attacked by rust. The device must be strong. If this is not the case, a repair will have to be made. The sealing is ensured by the windows as well as by the seals. If the device is no longer waterproof, intervention is necessary.
Most of the time, we wonder if we should change the entire window or simply the thermos glass. To know what to do, you need to inspect the window frame. If it is solid and still has a new look, there is no need to change the entire window. Only the thermos glass will have to be changed in order to solve the problem under energy performance.
Sometimes you will not notice with the naked eye the degradation that is at the root of the underperformance of this glass. However, you will feel that the comfort of yesteryear is no longer the same in the building. It is therefore necessary to carry out an inspection of the glazing by means of a thermography device.
As a precaution, it is recommended to change thermos window every 15 years of use.
How to change a thermos glass in Montreal?
Unless you are a glazing professional, you cannot change a thermos pane. This intervention is the business of an experienced professional. The slightest tinkering could create loopholes in the thermal and sound insulation system.
Indeed, when a thermal underperformance is noted, it is advisable to call on a serious company like Calfeutrage Élite. When we arrive at a site for a thermos window repair, we first carry out a thermographic inspection. This allows us to determine the type of intervention to be carried out. The fact is that it is not mandatory to replace the thermos glass.
Thermos demisting in Montreal
Often, a thermos defogging is enough to eliminate the condensation that has piled up between the windows of the device. Indeed, condensation is often unwelcome. It decreases the transparency of the glass even though the window frame remains solid. Therefore, it is not necessary to change the thermos glass. It will be enough to proceed to a simple demisting.
In order to defog a thermos window, the experts at Calfeutrage Élite make 2 small holes in the glazing. One is outside and the other is inside. Then, the professional injects a stripper into the foggy compartment. The latter has been particularly designed to restore the glass to its original bright appearance. Finally, the glazier hermetically mouths the two openings.
It should be noted that the demisting of thermos is not an operation that optimizes the thermal performance of the device. The operation is exclusively for aesthetic purposes.
In addition, thermos demisting is not a definitive solution. This may last just a few months, but not for several years. Demisting is certainly economical, but not in the long term.
Thermos glass replacement in Montreal
Often it is necessary to proceed with the
replacement of thermos glass
. However, it is important to ensure that the window frame remains strong.
It is possible that the energy efficiency is low and after inspection, the failure is detected at the level of the glass. In this case, it is necessary to limit oneself to the replacement of the latter. This is the most economical solution. In addition, it lasts over time.
A new thermos glass greatly improves the thermal performance of the building. Therefore, you will spend less on heating during the winter. Similarly, you will save more energy for air conditioning during the summer.
Before replacing a Montreal North Shore thermos glass, our company removes the defective glass. This ensures that the window frame is not affected. Then we install the new custom-made thermos glass in our workshop.
Whether for a thermos glass repair or a thermos Montreal window replacement, we work with professionalism. Our thermos glazing company Montreal South Shore does not produce any noise or hygienic nuisance during its interventions.
And if you have any questions about changing thermos window price, don’t worry! We charge the best rates in Quebec.