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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 give you a variety of benefits for homeowners in Minneapolis, one being increased energy efficiency. No matter 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 wanting improved efficiency.

A lot of new double-pane windows contain argon, a colorless, nontoxic gas that has a greater density than air, which provides additional insulation from heat and cold.. However, if you see that your windows have become “foggy” or if they have developed condensation, you may have developed a larger leak and the gas has been substituted with moisture. There are a few things that you can do to determine 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 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 inhibited it can affect your heating and cooling bills. Stop by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Minneapolis to chat with one of our experts and determine what your next steps should be. You can also get us on the phone at 612-249-7371 or schedule an appointment with us online to determine what to do next.

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