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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 variety of incentives for homeowners in Lewes, one being increased energy efficiency. Whether you’re looking online or with an expert at a showroom, energy efficiency is a critical factor in the purchasing process for replacement windows. Double-pane windows are a great option if you’re wanting better 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 see 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 two things that you can do to determine if this is the case:

  1. Clean the exterior and interior portion of your glass to ensure that the condensation or fog you’re seeing is in between the glass, not on the glass.
  2. If you realize that the moisture is in fact between the glass, you can get ahold of the manufacturer to find out if you can make a warranty claim. 
Depending on how old your windows are and the conditions causing 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 affect your heating and cooling expenses. Stop by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Lewes to speak with one of our team members and determine what your next steps should be. You can also give us a call at 757-208-7052 or arrange an appointment with us online to decide what to do next.

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