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

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New double-pane windows give you a variety of perks for homeowners in Washington DC, one being increased energy efficiency. No matter if you’re exploring online or with a specialist 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 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 notice that your windows have become “foggy” or if they have developed condensation, it’s likely that you have developed a greater leak and the gas has been switched with moisture. There are a few things that you can do to discover 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 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 get ahold of the manufacturer to decide if you can claim it under your warranty. 
Depending on the age of your windows and the conditions surrounding the leak, it might make sense to start searching for replacement windows. Insulation is one of the most important features of your windows, and if that is compromised it can change your heating and cooling costs. Come by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Washington DC to speak with one of our team members and figure out what your next steps should be. You can also call us at 301-957-7000 or schedule an appointment with us online to figure out what to do next.

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