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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 host of benefits for homeowners in Winston-Salem, one being improved energy efficiency. Regardless if you’re researching online or with an expert 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 better efficiency.

Most new double-pane windows are full of argon, a colorless, nontoxic gas that has a greater density than air, which offers 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 greater leak and the gas has been switched with moisture. There are a few things that you can do to check to see if this is what’s occurred:

  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 find out that the moisture is in fact between the glass, you can get ahold of the manufacturer to determine if you can make a warranty claim. 
Depending on how old your windows are and the conditions surrounding the leak, it could make sense to start researching replacement windows. Insulation is one of the most important qualities of your windows, and if that is compromised it can impact your heating and cooling costs. Stop by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Winston-Salem to talk with one of our pros and decide what your next steps should be. You can also call us at 336-203-0704 or set up an appointment with us online to decide what to do next.

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