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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 incentives for homeowners in Colorado Springs, one being increased energy efficiency. No matter if you’re exploring 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 option if you’re searching for improved efficiency.

Most new double-pane windows are filled with argon, a colorless, nontoxic gas that is denser 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’ve likely developed a bigger leak and the gas has been substituted with moisture. There are a couple things that you can do to discover 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 contact the manufacturer to determine if you can claim it under your warranty. 
Depending on how long your windows have been around and the conditions surrounding 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 inhibited it can impact your heating and cooling expenses. Stop by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Colorado Springs to chat with one of our pros and determine what your next steps should be. You can also get us on the phone at (888) 883-8364 or arrange an appointment with us online to decide what to do next.

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