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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 number of benefits for homeowners in Kingston, one being better energy efficiency. Regardless 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 option if you’re looking for increased efficiency.

Many new double-pane windows are full of argon, a colorless, nontoxic gas that is more dense 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 may have developed a larger leak and the gas has been substituted with moisture. There are two things that you can do to check to see if this is what’s occurred:

  1. Clean the exterior and interior portion of your glass to make sure that the condensation or fog you’re seeing 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 contact the manufacturer to find out if you can make a warranty claim. 
Depending on how old your windows are and the conditions impacting the leak, it may make sense to take a look at replacement windows. Insulation is one of the most important qualities of your windows, and if that is inhibited it can change your heating and cooling expenses. Come by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Kingston to talk with one of our team members and determine what your next steps should be. You can also give us a call at 845-663-1025 or set up an appointment with us online to decide what to do next.

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