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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 incentives for homeowners in Mt. Pleasant, one being improved energy efficiency. No matter if you’re researching online or with a specialist 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 looking for better efficiency.

Most new double-pane windows are filled with argon, a colorless, nontoxic gas that has a greater density 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’ve likely developed a bigger leak and the gas has been substituted with moisture. There are a couple things that you can do to determine 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 finding 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 find out if you can claim it under your warranty. 
Depending on the age of your windows and the conditions impacting the leak, it may make sense to start searching for replacement windows. Insulation is one of the most important aspects of your windows, and if that is altered it can impact your heating and cooling costs. Stop by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Mt. Pleasant to speak with one of our pros and figure out what your next steps should be. You can also get us on the phone at 989-317-2558 or set up an appointment with us online to decide what to do next.

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