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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 number of benefits for homeowners in Danville, one being increased energy efficiency. No matter if you’re researching online or with an associate 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 wanting improved efficiency.

A lot of new double-pane windows are full of argon, a colorless, nontoxic gas that is denser than air, which offers additional insulation from heat and cold.. However, if you notice that your windows have become “foggy” or if they have developed condensation, it’s likely that you have developed a greater leak and the gas has been replaced with moisture. There are a few things that you can do to determine if this is the case:

  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 realize that the moisture is in fact between the glass, you can contact the manufacturer to determine if you can make a warranty claim. 
Depending on how long your windows have been around and the conditions causing the leak, it could make sense to take a look at replacement windows. Insulation is one of the most important features of your windows, and if that is compromised it can affect your heating and cooling bills. Stop by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Danville to chat with one of our pros and determine what your next steps should be. You can also get us on the phone at 217-443-3355 or arrange an appointment with us online to determine what to do next.

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