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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 variety of perks for homeowners in Wilmington, one being improved energy efficiency. Whether you’re researching 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 choice if you’re looking for improved efficiency.

A lot of new double-pane windows are full of argon, a colorless, nontoxic gas that is denser than air, which provides additional insulation from heat and cold.. However, if you notice 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 couple things that you can do to check to see 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 determine if it falls underneath your warranty. 
Depending on how long your windows have been around and the conditions surrounding the leak, it could make sense to take a look at replacement windows. Insulation is one of the most important features of your windows, and if that is altered it can change your heating and cooling costs. Come by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Wilmington to speak with one of our experts and decide what your next steps should be. You can also get us on the phone at 910-218-9596 or schedule an appointment with us online to determine what to do next.

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