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

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New double-pane windows give you a number of perks for homeowners in Birmingham, one being increased energy efficiency. No matter 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 choice if you’re wanting increased efficiency.

A lot of new double-pane windows are full of argon, a colorless, nontoxic gas that has a greater density than air, which offers additional insulation from heat and cold.. However, if you see that your windows have become “foggy” or if they have developed condensation, you’ve likely developed a greater leak and the gas has been replaced with moisture. There are two things that you can do to discover if this is what’s occurred:

  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 realize that the moisture is in fact between the glass, you can reach out to the manufacturer to determine if it falls underneath 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 affect your heating and cooling costs. Drop by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Birmingham to talk with one of our pros and figure out what your next steps should be. You can also give us a call at 205-236-7269 or schedule an appointment with us online to decide what to do next.

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