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:
- 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.
- 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.