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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 number of benefits for homeowners in Bedford, one being increased energy efficiency. No matter if you’re exploring online or with a specialist at a showroom, energy efficiency is a critical factor in the purchasing process for replacement windows. Double-pane windows are a great choice if you’re searching for improved efficiency.

Many new double-pane windows are full of 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’ve likely developed a larger leak and the gas has been switched with moisture. There are two 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 looking at 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 reach out to the manufacturer to decide if you can make a warranty claim. 
Depending on how old your windows are and the conditions surrounding the leak, it might make sense to start researching 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 costs. Come by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Bedford to chat with one of our pros and figure out what your next steps should be. You can also call us at 603-228-3352 or set up an appointment with us online to determine what to do next.

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