Double Hung Windows

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

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New double-pane windows offer a variety of perks for homeowners in Syracuse, one being better energy efficiency. Whether you’re looking online or with an expert at a showroom, energy efficiency is an important factor in the purchasing process for replacement windows. Double-pane windows are a great product if you’re wanting improved 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 note that your windows have become “foggy” or if they have developed condensation, you may have developed a larger leak and the gas has been replaced with moisture. There are a few things that you can do to discover if this is what’s occurred:

  1. Clean the exterior and interior portion of your glass to make sure that the condensation or fog you’re looking at is in between the glass, not on the glass.
  2. If you determine 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 old your windows are and the conditions causing the leak, it could make sense to start searching for replacement windows. Insulation is one of the most important features of your windows, and if that is altered it can change your heating and cooling expenses. Drop by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Syracuse to speak with one of our pros and determine what your next steps should be. You can also give us a call at 315-565-0399 or schedule an appointment with us online to determine what to do next.

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