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

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New double-pane windows provide a number of incentives for homeowners in Hanover, one being better energy efficiency. Regardless if you’re looking online or with an associate at a showroom, energy efficiency is a critical factor in the purchasing process for replacement windows. Double-pane windows are a great choice if you’re searching for 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 may have developed a larger leak and the gas has been replaced with moisture. There are a couple things that you can do to check to see if this is the case:

  1. Clean the exterior and interior portion of your glass to ensure 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 reach out to the manufacturer to determine if you can claim it under your warranty. 
Depending on the age of your windows and the conditions surrounding the leak, it could make sense to take a look at replacement windows. Insulation is one of the most important aspects of your windows, and if that is compromised it can impact your heating and cooling expenses. Come by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Hanover to talk with one of our team members and determine what your next steps should be. You can also get us on the phone at 781-826-8005 or arrange an appointment with us online to decide what to do next.

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