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

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New double-pane windows provide a host of benefits for homeowners in Evansville, one being better energy efficiency. Regardless if you’re researching online or with a specialist at a showroom, energy efficiency is a critical factor in the purchasing process for replacement windows. Double-pane windows are a great option if you’re searching for increased efficiency.

Most new double-pane windows are full of argon, a colorless, nontoxic gas that has a greater density than air, which provides 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 larger leak and the gas has been replaced with moisture. There are two things that you can do to discover if this is what’s happened:

  1. Clean the exterior and interior portion of your glass to be sure 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 claim it under your warranty. 
Depending on how old your windows are and the conditions surrounding the leak, it might make sense to take a look at replacement windows. Insulation is one of the most important aspects of your windows, and if that is compromised it can change your heating and cooling bills. Drop by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Evansville to chat with one of our experts and determine what your next steps should be. You can also call us at 812-228-7000 or schedule an appointment with us online to figure out what to do next.

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