Double Hung Windows

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

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New double-pane windows provide a host of perks for homeowners in Davenport, one being improved energy efficiency. Regardless if you’re looking online or with an expert at a showroom, energy efficiency is a critical factor in the purchasing process for replacement windows. Double-pane windows are a great choice if you’re looking for increased efficiency.

Most new double-pane windows contain 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, it’s likely that you have developed a bigger leak and the gas has been substituted with moisture. There are a couple 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 ensure that the condensation or fog you’re looking at 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 contact the manufacturer to determine if you can claim it under your warranty. 
Depending on the age of your windows and the conditions impacting the leak, it may make sense to start searching for replacement windows. Insulation is one of the most important aspects of your windows, and if that is inhibited it can affect your heating and cooling expenses. Stop by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Davenport to speak with one of our team members and decide what your next steps should be. You can also call us at 563-202-8576 or set up an appointment with us online to decide what to do next.

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