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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 provide a host of benefits for homeowners in South Portland, one being improved energy efficiency. No matter if you’re looking online or with a specialist at a showroom, energy efficiency is an important 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 filled with argon, a colorless, nontoxic gas that has a greater density 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 may have developed a greater leak and the gas has been switched with moisture. There are a few things that you can do to discover if this is what’s occurred:

  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 get ahold of the manufacturer to decide if you can make a warranty claim. 
Depending on how long your windows have been around and the conditions impacting the leak, it could 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 impact your heating and cooling expenses. Come by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in South Portland to speak with one of our experts and figure out what your next steps should be. You can also get us on the phone at 207-517-2331 or set up an appointment with us online to determine what to do next.

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