Double Hung Windows

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

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New double-pane windows give you a host of incentives for homeowners in Springfield, one being increased energy efficiency. Whether you’re looking online or with an expert at a showroom, energy efficiency is a crucial factor in the purchasing process for replacement windows. Double-pane windows are a great choice if you’re wanting improved efficiency.

Most new double-pane windows are full of 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 may have developed a bigger leak and the gas has been replaced with moisture. There are a few things that you can do to determine if this is what’s happened:

  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 reach out to the manufacturer to find out if you can make a warranty claim. 
Depending on how long your windows have been around and the conditions impacting the leak, it might make sense to take a look at replacement windows. Insulation is one of the most important qualities of your windows, and if that is compromised it can change your heating and cooling costs. Stop by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Springfield to talk with one of our team members and determine what your next steps should be. You can also give us a call at 217-793-0550 or set up an appointment with us online to figure out what to do next.

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