Double Hung Windows

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

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New double-pane windows provide a number of incentives for homeowners in Monroe, one being improved energy efficiency. No matter if you’re researching 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 choice if you’re searching for increased efficiency.

Most new double-pane windows are filled with argon, a colorless, nontoxic gas that is denser than air, which provides additional insulation from heat and cold.. However, if you note that your windows have become “foggy” or if they have developed condensation, you’ve likely developed a larger leak and the gas has been switched with moisture. There are two things that you can do to discover 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 contact the manufacturer to determine if you can claim it under your warranty. 
Depending on how long your windows have been around and the conditions causing the leak, it could make sense to start researching replacement windows. Insulation is one of the most important aspects of your windows, and if that is altered it can impact your heating and cooling costs. Stop by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Monroe to talk with one of our pros and figure out what your next steps should be. You can also get us on the phone at 203-295-4486 or arrange an appointment with us online to determine what to do next.

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