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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 give you a variety of benefits for homeowners in Boone, one being improved energy efficiency. Regardless if you’re looking online or with a specialist at a showroom, energy efficiency is an important factor in the purchasing process for replacement windows. Double-pane windows are a great choice if you’re looking for better efficiency.

Many new double-pane windows are filled with argon, a colorless, nontoxic gas that has a greater density 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, it’s likely that you have developed a bigger leak and the gas has been switched with moisture. There are a couple things that you can do to check to see if this is what’s occurred:

  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 realize that the moisture is in fact between the glass, you can get ahold of the manufacturer to decide if you can claim it under your warranty. 
Depending on how long your windows have been around and the conditions causing the leak, it might make sense to start searching for replacement windows. Insulation is one of the most important features of your windows, and if that is altered it can affect your heating and cooling expenses. Come by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Boone to speak with one of our experts and determine what your next steps should be. You can also give us a call at 828-202-8489 or schedule an appointment with us online to figure out what to do next.

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