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

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New double-pane windows offer a variety of incentives for homeowners in Hunt Valley, one being increased energy efficiency. No matter if you’re researching online or with an associate at a showroom, energy efficiency is a crucial factor in the purchasing process for replacement windows. Double-pane windows are a great product if you’re wanting improved efficiency.

Most new double-pane windows are full of argon, a colorless, nontoxic gas that is denser than air, which leaves you with additional insulation from heat and cold.. However, if you see that your windows have become “foggy” or if they have developed condensation, you’ve likely developed a greater leak and the gas has been substituted with moisture. There are a couple things that you can do to determine 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 seeing is in between the glass, not on the glass.
  2. If you realize that the moisture is in fact between the glass, you can reach out to the manufacturer to find out if you can claim it under your warranty. 
Depending on the age of your windows and the conditions causing the leak, it might make sense to take a look at replacement windows. Insulation is one of the most important aspects of your windows, and if that is inhibited it can change your heating and cooling costs. Come by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Hunt Valley to chat with one of our experts and decide what your next steps should be. You can also give us a call at 301-354-3633 or schedule an appointment with us online to determine what to do next.

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