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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 provide a variety of benefits for homeowners in Roanoke, one being better energy efficiency. No matter if you’re looking online or with a specialist at a showroom, energy efficiency is a critical factor in the purchasing process for replacement windows. Double-pane windows are a great product if you’re searching for better efficiency.

Many new double-pane windows are filled with argon, a colorless, nontoxic gas that is denser 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 greater 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 happened:

  1. Clean the exterior and interior portion of your glass to ensure 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 contact the manufacturer to find out if it falls underneath your warranty. 
Depending on the age of your windows and the conditions impacting the leak, it might make sense to start searching for replacement windows. Insulation is one of the most important aspects of your windows, and if that is altered it can change your heating and cooling costs. Stop by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Roanoke to talk with one of our pros and decide what your next steps should be. You can also give us a call at 540-466-1918 or set up an appointment with us online to determine what to do next.

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