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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 incentives for homeowners in Newport, one being improved energy efficiency. No matter if you’re exploring 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 searching for increased efficiency.

Many new double-pane windows are filled with argon, a colorless, nontoxic gas that is denser than air, which leaves you with 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 bigger leak and the gas has been switched with moisture. There are two things that you can do to check to see if this is the case:

  1. Clean the exterior and interior portion of your glass to be sure that the condensation or fog you’re seeing 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 decide if you can make a warranty claim. 
Depending on the age of your windows and the conditions causing the leak, it may make sense to start searching for replacement windows. Insulation is one of the most important features of your windows, and if that is inhibited it can impact your heating and cooling bills. Come by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Newport to speak with one of our pros and decide what your next steps should be. You can also call us at 401-314-0814 or schedule an appointment with us online to determine what to do next.

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