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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 host of perks for homeowners in Woburn, one being increased energy efficiency. No matter 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.

A lot of new double-pane windows contain argon, a colorless, nontoxic gas that is denser than air, which offers additional insulation from heat and cold.. However, if you see that your windows have become “foggy” or if they have developed condensation, you may have developed a larger leak and the gas has been switched with moisture. There are a few things that you can do to determine 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 finding is in between the glass, not on the glass.
  2. If you determine the moisture is in fact between the glass, you can reach out to the manufacturer to find out if it falls underneath your warranty. 
Depending on how long your windows have been around and the conditions surrounding the leak, it could make sense to start searching for replacement windows. Insulation is one of the most important qualities of your windows, and if that is inhibited it can impact your heating and cooling expenses. Come by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Woburn to chat with one of our team members and decide what your next steps should be. You can also get us on the phone at 781-935-4947 or schedule an appointment with us online to decide what to do next.

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