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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 host of benefits for homeowners in Cape Cod, one being better energy efficiency. No matter if you’re researching online or with a specialist 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 looking for increased efficiency.

Many new double-pane windows are filled with argon, a colorless, nontoxic gas that is denser than air, which leaves you with additional insulation from heat and cold.. However, if you notice 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 a few things that you can do to discover if this is what’s happened:

  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 determine the moisture is in fact between the glass, you can get ahold of the manufacturer to determine if it falls underneath your warranty. 
Depending on how old your windows are and the conditions impacting the leak, it might make sense to start searching for replacement windows. Insulation is one of the most important qualities of your windows, and if that is compromised it can impact your heating and cooling costs. Come by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Cape Cod to talk with one of our experts and determine what your next steps should be. You can also give us a call at 508-638-5897 or set up an appointment with us online to figure out what to do next.

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