Double Hung Windows

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

Published on

New double-pane windows offer a variety of perks for homeowners in Kansas City, one being improved energy efficiency. No matter if you’re looking online or with an associate at a showroom, energy efficiency is a crucial factor in the purchasing process for replacement windows. Double-pane windows are a great option if you’re wanting better efficiency.

A lot of new double-pane windows contain argon, a colorless, nontoxic gas that is denser than air, which provides additional insulation from heat and cold.. However, if you see 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 switched with moisture. There are a couple things that you can do to discover if this is what’s occurred:

  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 determine the moisture is in fact between the glass, you can reach out to the manufacturer to determine if you can make a warranty claim. 
Depending on how old your windows are and the conditions causing the leak, it could 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 change your heating and cooling expenses. Drop by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Kansas City to speak with one of our experts and decide what your next steps should be. You can also call us at 913-246-5101 or set up an appointment with us online to determine what to do next.

Schedule Now!