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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 host of benefits for homeowners in Asheville, one being better energy efficiency. Regardless if you’re exploring online or with an expert at a showroom, energy efficiency is a crucial factor in the purchasing process for replacement windows. Double-pane windows are a great option if you’re wanting increased efficiency.

A lot of new double-pane windows are full of argon, a colorless, nontoxic gas that is denser than air, which leaves you with additional insulation from heat and cold.. However, if you note that your windows have become “foggy” or if they have developed condensation, it’s likely that you have developed a greater leak and the gas has been substituted with moisture. There are a couple things that you can do to determine 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 seeing is in between the glass, not on the glass.
  2. If you determine the moisture is in fact between the glass, you can contact the manufacturer to find out if you can claim it under your warranty. 
Depending on the age of your windows and the conditions causing the leak, it might make sense to start researching replacement windows. Insulation is one of the most important features of your windows, and if that is compromised it can change your heating and cooling costs. Stop by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Asheville to talk with one of our team members and determine what your next steps should be. You can also call us at 828-202-8673 or schedule an appointment with us online to determine what to do next.

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