Double Hung Windows

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 Memphis, one being increased energy efficiency. No matter if you’re exploring online or with a specialist at a showroom, energy efficiency is a critical factor in the purchasing process for replacement windows. Double-pane windows are a great product if you’re searching for increased efficiency.

Many new double-pane windows contain argon, a colorless, nontoxic gas that is denser 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 substituted with moisture. There are two things that you can do to determine if this is what’s happened:

  1. Clean the exterior and interior portion of your glass to make 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 contact the manufacturer to find out if you can make a warranty claim. 
Depending on the age of your windows and the conditions impacting the leak, it might make sense to start researching replacement windows. Insulation is one of the most important aspects of your windows, and if that is inhibited it can affect your heating and cooling expenses. Drop by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Memphis to chat with one of our team members and determine what your next steps should be. You can also call us at 901-401-9399 or schedule an appointment with us online to determine what to do next.

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