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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 host of benefits for homeowners in Petoskey, one being better energy efficiency. Whether you’re exploring online or with a specialist at a showroom, energy efficiency is an important factor in the purchasing process for replacement windows. Double-pane windows are a great choice if you’re searching for increased efficiency.

Most new double-pane windows are full of 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, 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 seeing is in between the glass, not on the glass.
  2. If you realize that the moisture is in fact between the glass, you can get ahold of the manufacturer to decide if it falls underneath your warranty. 
Depending on how old your windows are and the conditions causing the leak, it might make sense to take a look at replacement windows. Insulation is one of the most important qualities of your windows, and if that is compromised it can change your heating and cooling costs. Drop by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Petoskey to chat with one of our experts and decide what your next steps should be. You can also get us on the phone at 231-622-4417 or set up an appointment with us online to determine what to do next.

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