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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 incentives for homeowners in Eau Claire, one being better energy efficiency. Whether you’re looking online or with an associate at a showroom, energy efficiency is an important factor in the purchasing process for replacement windows. Double-pane windows are a great product if you’re searching for improved efficiency.

A lot of 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’ve likely developed a larger leak and the gas has been switched with moisture. There are a few things that you can do to discover if this is the case:

  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 determine the moisture is in fact between the glass, you can contact the manufacturer to decide if you can make a warranty claim. 
Depending on the age of your windows and the conditions causing the leak, it might make sense to start searching for replacement windows. Insulation is one of the most important qualities of your windows, and if that is altered it can affect your heating and cooling expenses. Stop by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Eau Claire to speak with one of our experts and figure out what your next steps should be. You can also get us on the phone at 715-836-9301 or set up an appointment with us online to decide what to do next.

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