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 host of incentives for homeowners in Casper, one being increased energy efficiency. Whether you’re researching online or with an associate at a showroom, energy efficiency is a critical factor in the purchasing process for replacement windows. Double-pane windows are a great choice if you’re wanting better efficiency.

A lot of new double-pane windows are filled with argon, a colorless, nontoxic gas that has a greater density than air, which leaves you with 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 larger leak and the gas has been replaced with moisture. There are two things that you can do to discover if this is what’s happened:

  1. Clean the exterior and interior portion of your glass to be sure that the condensation or fog you’re seeing is in between the glass, not on the glass.
  2. If you realize that 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 the age of your windows and the conditions impacting the leak, it may make sense to start researching replacement windows. Insulation is one of the most important qualities of your windows, and if that is inhibited it can change your heating and cooling expenses. Drop by the Prairie Pella Wyoming LLC showroom in Casper to speak with one of our pros and figure out what your next steps should be. You can also call us at 307-234-1518 or arrange an appointment with us online to decide what to do next.

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