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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 provide a variety of incentives for homeowners in Albuquerque, one being improved energy efficiency. Whether you’re exploring online or with a specialist at a showroom, energy efficiency is an important 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 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 may have developed a greater leak and the gas has been substituted with moisture. There are a few things that you can do to check to see if this is the case:

  1. Clean the exterior and interior portion of your glass to be sure that the condensation or fog you’re finding is in between the glass, not on the glass.
  2. If you find out that the moisture is in fact between the glass, you can reach out to the manufacturer to determine if you can make a warranty claim. 
Depending on how long your windows have been around and the conditions impacting the leak, it may make sense to take a look at replacement windows. Insulation is one of the most important features of your windows, and if that is compromised it can impact your heating and cooling bills. Stop by the Pella Windows and Doors Southwest showroom in Albuquerque to chat with one of our pros and decide what your next steps should be. You can also get us on the phone at 505-373-1296 or set up an appointment with us online to decide what to do next.

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