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

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:

  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 reach out to the manufacturer to decide if you can make a warranty claim. 
Depending on how long your windows have been around and the conditions surrounding 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 compromised it can affect your heating and cooling bills. Come by the Pella Windows & Doors - Kelowna showroom in Kelowna to talk with one of our pros and decide what your next steps should be. You can also call us at 250-863-7902 or arrange an appointment with us online to figure out what to do next.

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