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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 perks for homeowners in Norwalk, one being increased energy efficiency. No matter 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 option if you’re searching for better efficiency.

Many new double-pane windows are filled with 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 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 be sure that the condensation or fog you’re looking at is in between the glass, not on the glass.
  2. If you realize that the moisture is in fact between the glass, you can reach out to the manufacturer to determine if it falls underneath your warranty. 
Depending on how old your windows are and the conditions surrounding the leak, it could 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 bills. Stop by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Norwalk to talk with one of our experts and decide what your next steps should be. You can also call us at 203-663-3778 or set up an appointment with us online to figure out what to do next.

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