Double Hung Windows

How to Tell if Your Double-Pane Windows Need to be Replaced

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New double-pane windows offer a host of incentives for homeowners in Grand Rapids, one being improved energy efficiency. Whether you’re researching 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 product if you’re searching for better efficiency.

A lot of 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 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 switched with moisture. There are a few 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 looking at 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 find out if you can make a warranty claim. 
Depending on how old your windows are and the conditions surrounding 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 expenses. Come by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Grand Rapids to talk with one of our team members and figure out what your next steps should be. You can also call us at 616-201-0206 or arrange an appointment with us online to determine what to do next.

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