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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 host of benefits for homeowners in Decatur, one being improved energy efficiency. Regardless if you’re researching online or with an expert 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 wanting improved efficiency.

Many new double-pane windows are filled with argon, a colorless, nontoxic gas that is denser than air, which offers additional insulation from heat and cold.. However, if you note that your windows have become “foggy” or if they have developed condensation, you may have developed a bigger leak and the gas has been switched with moisture. There are a few things that you can do to determine 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 finding is in between the glass, not on the glass.
  2. If you determine the moisture is in fact between the glass, you can get ahold of the manufacturer to find out if you can make a warranty claim. 
Depending on how old your windows are and the conditions surrounding the leak, it may make sense to take a look at replacement windows. Insulation is one of the most important qualities of your windows, and if that is altered it can change your heating and cooling bills. Drop by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Decatur to speak with one of our pros and determine what your next steps should be. You can also call us at 217-423-7722 or schedule an appointment with us online to decide what to do next.

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