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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 Lethbridge, one being increased energy efficiency. Regardless if you’re looking online or with a specialist 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 searching for increased efficiency.

A lot of new double-pane windows are filled with argon, a colorless, nontoxic gas that is more dense than air, which provides additional insulation from heat and cold.. However, if you note that your windows have become “foggy” or if they have developed condensation, you’ve likely developed a bigger leak and the gas has been substituted with moisture. There are a couple things that you can do to discover 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 realize that the moisture is in fact between the glass, you can contact the manufacturer to determine if you can claim it under your warranty. 
Depending on how old your windows are and the conditions causing the leak, it could 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 change your heating and cooling costs. Come by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Lethbridge to talk with one of our experts and decide what your next steps should be. You can also get us on the phone at 403-328-2517 or arrange an appointment with us online to figure out what to do next.

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