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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 give you a host of perks for homeowners in Ketchum, one being improved energy efficiency. Regardless if you’re researching online or with an associate 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.

Most new double-pane windows are filled with argon, a colorless, nontoxic gas that is denser 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, it’s likely that you have developed a bigger leak and the gas has been replaced with moisture. There are a couple things that you can do to discover if this is what’s occurred:

  1. Clean the exterior and interior portion of your glass to ensure 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 decide if you can claim it under your warranty. 
Depending on how long your windows have been around and the conditions causing 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 altered it can change your heating and cooling expenses. Stop by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Ketchum to speak with one of our experts and decide what your next steps should be. You can also call us at 208-726-0060 or schedule an appointment with us online to decide what to do next.

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