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

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New double-pane windows give you a number of benefits for homeowners in Salt Lake City, one being increased energy efficiency. Regardless if you’re researching 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 product if you’re searching for increased efficiency.

A lot of 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 larger leak and the gas has been switched with moisture. There are a few things that you can do to check to see if this is the case:

  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 find out if it falls underneath your warranty. 
Depending on how long your windows have been around and the conditions impacting the leak, it may make sense to start researching 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 Salt Lake City to chat with one of our pros and decide what your next steps should be. You can also call us at 385-203-8083 or schedule an appointment with us online to figure out what to do next.

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