Double Hung Windows

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

Published on

New double-pane windows give you a variety of perks for homeowners in St. Paul, one being improved energy efficiency. No matter if you’re researching online or with an associate at a showroom, energy efficiency is an important factor in the purchasing process for replacement windows. Double-pane windows are a great choice if you’re searching for better efficiency.

Many 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, you may have developed a larger leak and the gas has been substituted with moisture. There are a few things that you can do to determine 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 find out that the moisture is in fact between the glass, you can contact the manufacturer to find out if you can claim it under your warranty. 
Depending on the age of your windows and the conditions surrounding the leak, it could make sense to take a look at replacement windows. Insulation is one of the most important features of your windows, and if that is altered it can change your heating and cooling costs. Stop by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in St. Paul to chat with one of our pros and determine what your next steps should be. You can also get us on the phone at 651-213-9049 or set up an appointment with us online to decide what to do next.

Schedule Now!