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

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New double-pane windows provide a number of incentives for homeowners in Shrewsbury, one being better energy efficiency. Regardless if you’re researching 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 choice if you’re looking for improved efficiency.

A lot of new double-pane windows are filled with argon, a colorless, nontoxic gas that is denser 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 bigger leak and the gas has been switched with moisture. There are a couple things that you can do to discover 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 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 contact the manufacturer to decide if you can claim it under your warranty. 
Depending on how old your windows are and the conditions surrounding the leak, it could 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 affect your heating and cooling costs. Stop by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Shrewsbury to chat with one of our team members and determine what your next steps should be. You can also give us a call at (508) 925-7149 or arrange an appointment with us online to decide what to do next.

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