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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 variety of benefits for homeowners in San Antonio, one being increased energy efficiency. Regardless if you’re researching online or with a specialist at a showroom, energy efficiency is a crucial factor in the purchasing process for replacement windows. Double-pane windows are a great choice if you’re searching for improved efficiency.

Many new double-pane windows contain argon, a colorless, nontoxic gas that is denser than air, which leaves you with additional insulation from heat and cold.. However, if you note that your windows have become “foggy” or if they have developed condensation, it’s likely that you have developed a greater 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 be 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 get ahold of the manufacturer to decide if you can make a warranty claim. 
Depending on how long your windows have been around and the conditions impacting 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 change your heating and cooling bills. Come by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in San Antonio to speak with one of our pros and figure out what your next steps should be. You can also give us a call at (210) 622-8673 or arrange an appointment with us online to decide what to do next.

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