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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 Baton Rouge, one being improved energy efficiency. Whether you’re researching 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 choice if you’re looking for better efficiency.

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

  1. Clean the exterior and interior portion of your glass to be sure that the condensation or fog you’re finding is in between the glass, not on the glass.
  2. If you determine the moisture is in fact between the glass, you can contact the manufacturer to find out if you can make a warranty claim. 
Depending on how old your windows are and the conditions impacting 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 change your heating and cooling expenses. Stop by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Baton Rouge to talk with one of our pros and decide what your next steps should be. You can also get us on the phone at (225) 217-2592 or set up an appointment with us online to decide what to do next.

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