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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 offer a host of incentives for homeowners in Bloomington, one being better energy efficiency. Whether you’re researching online or with a specialist 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 looking for better efficiency.

A lot of new double-pane windows contain argon, a colorless, nontoxic gas that is denser 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 bigger leak and the gas has been replaced 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 make sure 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 contact the manufacturer to decide if it falls underneath your warranty. 
Depending on how long your windows have been around and the conditions causing the leak, it may make sense to start researching replacement windows. Insulation is one of the most important features of your windows, and if that is compromised it can affect your heating and cooling expenses. Come by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Bloomington to chat with one of our team members and determine what your next steps should be. You can also call us at 309-663-7132 or set up an appointment with us online to determine what to do next.

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