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

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New double-pane windows offer a variety of perks for homeowners in Providence, one being increased energy efficiency. Whether you’re looking online or with an expert at a showroom, energy efficiency is an important 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 contain argon, a colorless, nontoxic gas that is more dense than air, which offers additional insulation from heat and cold.. However, if you note that your windows have become “foggy” or if they have developed condensation, you’ve likely developed a bigger leak and the gas has been substituted with moisture. There are a few things that you can do to check to see if this is the case:

  1. Clean the exterior and interior portion of your glass to ensure 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 get ahold of the manufacturer to find out if it falls underneath your warranty. 
Depending on how long your windows have been around and the conditions impacting the leak, it may make sense to take a look at replacement windows. Insulation is one of the most important qualities of your windows, and if that is inhibited it can change your heating and cooling expenses. Come by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Providence to chat with one of our experts and decide what your next steps should be. You can also give us a call at 508-413-3004 or set up an appointment with us online to decide what to do next.

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