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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 variety of benefits for homeowners in Scottsdale, one being better 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 option if you’re looking for better efficiency.

Most 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 notice that your windows have become “foggy” or if they have developed condensation, it’s likely that you have developed a larger leak and the gas has been substituted with moisture. There are two things that you can do to discover if this is what’s happened:

  1. Clean the exterior and interior portion of your glass to ensure that the condensation or fog you’re finding is in between the glass, not on the glass.
  2. If you realize that the moisture is in fact between the glass, you can get ahold of the manufacturer to determine if you can claim it under your warranty. 
Depending on how old your windows are and the conditions surrounding the leak, it could make sense to start searching for replacement windows. Insulation is one of the most important features of your windows, and if that is inhibited it can change your heating and cooling expenses. Stop by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Scottsdale to speak with one of our team members and determine what your next steps should be. You can also call us at 480-296-2022 or schedule an appointment with us online to determine what to do next.

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