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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 benefits for homeowners in Boise, one being increased energy efficiency. Whether you’re researching 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 product if you’re wanting increased efficiency.

Many new double-pane windows contain argon, a colorless, nontoxic gas that has a greater density 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, it’s likely that you have developed a bigger leak and the gas has been switched with moisture. There are a few things that you can do to determine if this is what’s happened:

  1. Clean the exterior and interior portion of your glass to make sure that the condensation or fog you’re looking at 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 make a warranty claim. 
Depending on how old your windows are and the conditions causing the leak, it may make sense to start searching for replacement windows. Insulation is one of the most important aspects of your windows, and if that is compromised it can affect your heating and cooling expenses. Come by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Boise to speak with one of our team members and determine what your next steps should be. You can also give us a call at 208-373-0002 or schedule an appointment with us online to determine what to do next.

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