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 host of incentives for homeowners in Wellesley, one being increased energy efficiency. Regardless if you’re looking 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 wanting better efficiency.

Most new double-pane windows contain argon, a colorless, nontoxic gas that has a greater density 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, you’ve likely developed a greater leak and the gas has been replaced with moisture. There are a few 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 finding 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 find out if you can claim it under your warranty. 
Depending on the age of your windows and the conditions impacting the leak, it might make sense to take a look at replacement windows. Insulation is one of the most important aspects of your windows, and if that is inhibited it can impact your heating and cooling expenses. Come by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Wellesley to speak with one of our pros and determine what your next steps should be. You can also give us a call at 781-239-1161 or schedule an appointment with us online to figure out what to do next.

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