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

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New double-pane windows provide a number of incentives for homeowners in Champaign, one being better energy efficiency. Whether you’re exploring online or with a specialist at a showroom, energy efficiency is a crucial factor in the purchasing process for replacement windows. Double-pane windows are a great choice if you’re searching for improved efficiency.

Many new double-pane windows are full of argon, a colorless, nontoxic gas that is more dense than air, which leaves you with 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 two things that you can do to determine 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 realize that the moisture is in fact between the glass, you can reach out to the manufacturer to decide if you can claim it under your warranty. 
Depending on how old your windows are and the conditions surrounding the leak, it might make sense to take a look at replacement windows. Insulation is one of the most important features of your windows, and if that is altered it can impact your heating and cooling expenses. Come by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Champaign to chat with one of our team members and determine what your next steps should be. You can also call us at 217-356-6474 or set up an appointment with us online to determine what to do next.

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