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How to Tell if Your Double-Pane Windows Need to be Replaced

How to Tell if Your Double-Pane Windows Need to be Replaced

New double-pane windows offer a variety of perks for homeowners in Denver, one being better energy efficiency. Regardless if you’re exploring online or with a specialist at a showroom, energy efficiency is a critical factor in the purchasing process for replacement windows. Double-pane windows are a great product if you’re looking for improved efficiency.

Most new double-pane windows are filled with argon, a colorless, nontoxic gas that is denser than air, which leaves you with additional insulation from heat and cold.. However, if you see that your windows have become “foggy” or if they have developed condensation, you’ve likely developed a bigger leak and the gas has been replaced with moisture. There are a few things that you can do to check to see if this is what’s happened:

  1. Clean the exterior and interior portion of your glass to ensure that the condensation or fog you’re seeing is in between the glass, not on the glass.
  2. If you find out that the moisture is in fact between the glass, you can contact the manufacturer to decide if you can claim it under your warranty. 
Depending on how long your windows have been around and the conditions surrounding the leak, it might make sense to start searching for replacement windows. Insulation is one of the most important qualities of your windows, and if that is inhibited it can affect your heating and cooling expenses. Come by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Denver to speak with one of our experts and determine what your next steps should be. You can also give us a call at (888) 841-5667 or arrange an appointment with us online to determine what to do next.

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