Double Hung Windows

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

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New double-pane windows offer a host of perks for homeowners in Saint Louis, one being increased energy efficiency. Whether you’re looking online or with an associate 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 improved efficiency.

A lot of 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’ve likely developed a bigger leak and the gas has been substituted with moisture. There are two 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 finding 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 decide if you can claim it under your warranty. 
Depending on how old your windows are and the conditions impacting the leak, it might make sense to start researching replacement windows. Insulation is one of the most important aspects of your windows, and if that is compromised it can change your heating and cooling costs. Stop by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Saint Louis to talk with one of our experts and figure out what your next steps should be. You can also call us at 314-207-0726 or arrange an appointment with us online to determine what to do next.

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