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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 incentives for homeowners in West Springfield, one being better energy efficiency. Regardless if you’re exploring online or with a specialist at a showroom, energy efficiency is a crucial factor in the purchasing process for replacement windows. Double-pane windows are a great product if you’re looking for improved efficiency.

Many new double-pane windows are full of 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, you may have developed a greater 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 make sure that the condensation or fog you’re looking at is in between the glass, not on the glass.
  2. If you realize that the moisture is in fact between the glass, you can contact the manufacturer to decide if it falls underneath your warranty. 
Depending on how old your windows are 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 change your heating and cooling costs. Come by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in West Springfield to speak with one of our pros and determine what your next steps should be. You can also call us at (413) 561-7599 or schedule an appointment with us online to determine what to do next.

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