Double Hung Windows

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

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New double-pane windows give you a variety of incentives for homeowners in Des Moines, one being increased energy efficiency. No matter if you’re exploring online or with an associate 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 wanting increased efficiency.

Most new double-pane windows are filled with argon, a colorless, nontoxic gas that is more dense than air, which offers additional insulation from heat and cold.. However, if you notice 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 two things that you can do to determine if this is the case:

  1. Clean the exterior and interior portion of your glass to ensure that the condensation or fog you’re seeing is in between the glass, not on the glass.
  2. If you find out that 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 causing the leak, it could make sense to start researching replacement windows. Insulation is one of the most important aspects of your windows, and if that is compromised it can change your heating and cooling costs. Stop by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Des Moines to chat with one of our team members and decide what your next steps should be. You can also call us at 515-219-7723 or set up an appointment with us online to decide what to do next.

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