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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 offer a number of incentives for homeowners in Victoria, one being improved energy efficiency. Regardless if you’re exploring 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 choice if you’re looking for improved efficiency.

Most new double-pane windows contain argon, a colorless, nontoxic gas that has a greater density 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’ve likely developed a greater leak and the gas has been substituted with moisture. There are a couple things that you can do to discover if this is the case:

  1. Clean the exterior and interior portion of your glass to make sure that the condensation or fog you’re finding 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 get ahold of the manufacturer to decide if it falls underneath 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 qualities of your windows, and if that is compromised it can affect your heating and cooling bills. Drop by the Pella Windows & Doors - Victoria showroom in Victoria to talk with one of our experts and decide what your next steps should be. You can also get us on the phone at 250-475-1277 or schedule an appointment with us online to decide what to do next.

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