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

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New double-pane windows offer a number of benefits for homeowners in Peoria, one being increased energy efficiency. No matter if you’re exploring online or with an expert at a showroom, energy efficiency is an important factor in the purchasing process for replacement windows. Double-pane windows are a great product if you’re searching for better efficiency.

A lot of 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 note that your windows have become “foggy” or if they have developed condensation, you’ve likely developed a larger leak and the gas has been substituted with moisture. There are a couple 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 make sure that the condensation or fog you’re looking at is in between the glass, not on the glass.
  2. If you determine the moisture is in fact between the glass, you can contact the manufacturer to decide if you can make a warranty claim. 
Depending on how old your windows are and the conditions causing the leak, it might make sense to start searching for replacement windows. Insulation is one of the most important qualities of your windows, and if that is altered it can affect your heating and cooling costs. Come by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Peoria to speak with one of our pros and figure out what your next steps should be. You can also give us a call at 309-306-3893 or schedule an appointment with us online to determine what to do next.

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