Double Hung Windows

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

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New double-pane windows provide a host of benefits for homeowners in Greenfield, one being increased energy efficiency. No matter if you’re exploring online or with an expert at a showroom, energy efficiency is an important 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 more dense 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, it’s likely that you have developed a larger leak and the gas has been switched with moisture. There are a couple things that you can do to check to see if this is the case:

  1. Clean the exterior and interior portion of your glass to ensure that the condensation or fog you’re finding is in between the glass, not on the glass.
  2. If you determine the moisture is in fact between the glass, you can get ahold of the manufacturer to determine if you can make a warranty claim. 
Depending on how long your windows have been around and the conditions impacting 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 inhibited it can change your heating and cooling bills. Drop by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Greenfield to speak with one of our team members and determine what your next steps should be. You can also get us on the phone at (413) 829-0299 or set up an appointment with us online to determine what to do next.

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