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

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New double-pane windows offer a variety of perks for homeowners in Beltsville, one being improved energy efficiency. No matter if you’re looking online or with a specialist at a showroom, energy efficiency is an important factor in the purchasing process for replacement windows. Double-pane windows are a great product if you’re wanting increased efficiency.

Most new double-pane windows are full of argon, a colorless, nontoxic gas that is denser than air, which offers additional insulation from heat and cold.. However, if you notice that your windows have become “foggy” or if they have developed condensation, you may have developed a greater leak and the gas has been substituted with moisture. There are a couple 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 determine the moisture is in fact between the glass, you can get ahold of the manufacturer to determine if you can make a warranty claim. 
Depending on how long your windows have been around and the conditions impacting the leak, it may make sense to start searching for replacement windows. Insulation is one of the most important qualities of your windows, and if that is compromised it can impact your heating and cooling costs. Come by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Beltsville to chat with one of our pros and decide what your next steps should be. You can also call us at (301) 327-3013 or schedule an appointment with us online to determine what to do next.

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