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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 number of benefits for homeowners in Owensboro, one being better energy efficiency. Regardless if 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 choice if you’re searching for improved efficiency.

Most new double-pane windows contain argon, a colorless, nontoxic gas that has a greater density than air, which leaves you with 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 substituted with moisture. There are two 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 looking at 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 find out if you can make a warranty claim. 
Depending on the age of your windows and the conditions surrounding 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 inhibited it can affect your heating and cooling bills. Come by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Owensboro to speak with one of our experts and decide what your next steps should be. You can also get us on the phone at 270-684-3028 or set up an appointment with us online to determine what to do next.

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