How to Tell if Your Double-Pane Windows Need to be Replaced
New double-pane windows offer a number of incentives for homeowners in Kelowna, one being increased energy efficiency. Whether you’re exploring 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 product if you’re searching for better efficiency.
A lot of new double-pane windows are filled with argon, a colorless, nontoxic gas that is more dense than air, which leaves you with 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 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:
- 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.
- If you determine the moisture is in fact between the glass, you can reach out to the manufacturer to decide if you can make a warranty claim.