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:
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
- 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.
- 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.