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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 offer a host of perks for homeowners in Kalamazoo, one being better energy efficiency. No matter if you’re exploring 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 looking for improved efficiency.

Many 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, you may have developed a greater leak and the gas has been substituted with moisture. There are a few things that you can do to check to see if this is what’s happened:

  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 reach out to the manufacturer to decide if you can make a warranty claim. 
Depending on how old your windows are and the conditions impacting the leak, it might make sense to start searching for replacement windows. Insulation is one of the most important qualities of your windows, and if that is compromised it can change your heating and cooling bills. Drop by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Kalamazoo to speak with one of our pros and decide what your next steps should be. You can also call us at 269-215-4157 or schedule an appointment with us online to figure out what to do next.

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