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How to Tell if Your Double-Pane Windows Need to be Replaced

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New double-pane windows give you a number of benefits for homeowners in Charlotte, one being better energy efficiency. Regardless if you’re researching 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 option if you’re wanting better efficiency.

A lot of new double-pane windows are full of argon, a colorless, nontoxic gas that is more dense than air, which provides additional insulation from heat and cold.. However, if you notice that your windows have become “foggy” or if they have developed condensation, it’s likely that you have developed a larger leak and the gas has been switched with moisture. There are a couple things that you can do to check to see if this is what’s occurred:

  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 realize that the moisture is in fact between the glass, you can reach out to the manufacturer to find out if you can claim it under your warranty. 
Depending on the age of your windows and the conditions causing 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 inhibited it can impact your heating and cooling costs. Come by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Charlotte to chat with one of our pros and decide what your next steps should be. You can also give us a call at 704-228-9149 or arrange an appointment with us online to figure out what to do next.

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