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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 benefits for homeowners in Plattsburgh, one being improved energy efficiency. Regardless if you’re looking 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 increased efficiency.

Many new double-pane windows contain argon, a colorless, nontoxic gas that is denser than air, which provides additional insulation from heat and cold.. However, if you see that your windows have become “foggy” or if they have developed condensation, it’s likely that you have developed a bigger leak and the gas has been switched with moisture. There are a few things that you can do to determine if this is what’s happened:

  1. Clean the exterior and interior portion of your glass to be sure 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 get ahold of the manufacturer to decide if it falls underneath your warranty. 
Depending on how old your windows are and the conditions surrounding the leak, it may make sense to take a look at replacement windows. Insulation is one of the most important aspects of your windows, and if that is inhibited it can change your heating and cooling expenses. Drop by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Plattsburgh to speak with one of our pros and decide what your next steps should be. You can also call us at 518-310-2118 or arrange an appointment with us online to decide what to do next.

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