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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 offer a variety of benefits for homeowners in Portsmouth, one being better energy efficiency. No matter 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 option if you’re looking for improved efficiency.

Many new double-pane windows are filled with argon, a colorless, nontoxic gas that has a greater density 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, 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 determine if this is what’s happened:

  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 realize that the moisture is in fact between the glass, you can contact the manufacturer to determine if you can make a warranty claim. 
Depending on how old your windows are and the conditions causing the leak, it could make sense to start researching replacement windows. Insulation is one of the most important features of your windows, and if that is altered it can change your heating and cooling expenses. Drop by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Portsmouth to chat with one of our pros and decide what your next steps should be. You can also call us at 603-945-0181 or arrange an appointment with us online to determine what to do next.

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