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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 provide a variety of perks for homeowners in Vancouver, one being increased energy efficiency. Whether you’re exploring online or with an expert at a showroom, energy efficiency is a crucial factor in the purchasing process for replacement windows. Double-pane windows are a great option if you’re searching for increased efficiency.

Many new double-pane windows are full of argon, a colorless, nontoxic gas that is more dense than air, which provides 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 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 happened:

  1. Clean the exterior and interior portion of your glass to ensure 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 you can make a warranty claim. 
Depending on the age of your windows and the conditions surrounding the leak, it might make sense to take a look at replacement windows. Insulation is one of the most important features of your windows, and if that is inhibited it can change your heating and cooling costs. Drop by the Pella Windows & Doors - Vancouver showroom in Vancouver to speak with one of our pros and determine what your next steps should be. You can also call us at 250-475-1277 or schedule an appointment with us online to decide what to do next.

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