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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 variety of benefits for homeowners in Terre Haute, one being improved energy efficiency. Regardless if you’re exploring online or with an expert at a showroom, energy efficiency is a critical factor in the purchasing process for replacement windows. Double-pane windows are a great option if you’re wanting increased efficiency.

A lot of new double-pane windows are filled with argon, a colorless, nontoxic gas that is denser than air, which offers additional insulation from heat and cold.. However, if you see 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 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 make 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 contact the manufacturer to decide if it falls underneath your warranty. 
Depending on the age of your windows and the conditions causing the leak, it might make sense to start searching for 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 costs. Stop by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Terre Haute to speak with one of our pros and decide what your next steps should be. You can also call us at 812-234-0729 or set up an appointment with us online to determine what to do next.

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