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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 perks for homeowners in Boston, one being better energy efficiency. Whether you’re looking online or with an expert at a showroom, energy efficiency is a crucial factor in the purchasing process for replacement windows. Double-pane windows are a great choice if you’re searching for better efficiency.

Many new double-pane windows contain argon, a colorless, nontoxic gas that is more dense than air, which provides 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 larger leak and the gas has been replaced with moisture. There are two 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 be sure that the condensation or fog you’re seeing 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 find out if it falls underneath your warranty. 
Depending on the age of your windows and the conditions surrounding the leak, it could make sense to start searching for replacement windows. Insulation is one of the most important qualities of your windows, and if that is altered it can affect your heating and cooling expenses. Drop by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Boston to talk with one of our pros and figure out what your next steps should be. You can also give us a call at 617-712-2342 or arrange an appointment with us online to determine what to do next.

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