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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 perks for homeowners in Southern Pines, one being increased energy efficiency. No matter 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 searching for improved efficiency.

Many new double-pane windows contain argon, a colorless, nontoxic gas that is more dense 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 may have developed a larger leak and the gas has been replaced with moisture. There are a couple things that you can do to discover 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 seeing 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 contact the manufacturer to decide if it falls underneath your warranty. 
Depending on how long your windows have been around and the conditions impacting the leak, it could make sense to start searching for replacement windows. Insulation is one of the most important features of your windows, and if that is compromised it can change your heating and cooling costs. Stop by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Southern Pines to chat with one of our pros and decide what your next steps should be. You can also give us a call at 910-444-0729 or arrange an appointment with us online to decide what to do next.

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