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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 offer a variety of benefits for homeowners in Haverhill, one being better energy efficiency. Whether you’re looking 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 choice if you’re searching for better efficiency.

A lot of new double-pane windows are filled with argon, a colorless, nontoxic gas that is more dense 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 switched with moisture. There are a couple things that you can do to determine 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 seeing 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 get ahold of the manufacturer to find out if you can make a warranty claim. 
Depending on how long your windows have been around and the conditions surrounding 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 altered it can impact your heating and cooling costs. Stop by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Haverhill to speak with one of our team members and decide what your next steps should be. You can also get us on the phone at 978-373-2500 or schedule an appointment with us online to decide what to do next.

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