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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 provide a number of perks for homeowners in Greensboro, one being increased energy efficiency. Regardless if you’re exploring online or with an expert 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 wanting better efficiency.

A lot of new double-pane windows are full of argon, a colorless, nontoxic gas that is more dense than air, which offers additional insulation from heat and cold.. However, if you notice that your windows have become “foggy” or if they have developed condensation, you may have developed a bigger leak and the gas has been substituted with moisture. There are a couple 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 make sure that the condensation or fog you’re finding 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 get ahold of the manufacturer to decide if you can make a warranty claim. 
Depending on how old your windows are and the conditions surrounding the leak, it could make sense to start researching replacement windows. Insulation is one of the most important qualities of your windows, and if that is altered it can affect your heating and cooling costs. Drop by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Greensboro to chat with one of our pros and figure out what your next steps should be. You can also get us on the phone at 336-203-0576 or arrange an appointment with us online to determine what to do next.

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