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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 give you a variety of incentives for homeowners in Mankato, one being increased energy efficiency. No matter if you’re exploring online or with an associate 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 looking for better efficiency.

Many new double-pane windows are full of argon, a colorless, nontoxic gas that has a greater density 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, it’s likely that you have developed a larger 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 happened:

  1. Clean the exterior and interior portion of your glass to be sure that the condensation or fog you’re seeing 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 find out if you can claim it under your warranty. 
Depending on the age of your windows and the conditions surrounding 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 impact your heating and cooling costs. Come by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Mankato to talk with one of our experts and decide what your next steps should be. You can also call us at 507-625-6933 or arrange an appointment with us online to figure out what to do next.

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