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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 Cheyenne, one being improved energy efficiency. No matter if you’re researching online or with an expert at a showroom, energy efficiency is a crucial factor in the purchasing process for replacement windows. Double-pane windows are a great choice if you’re searching for increased efficiency.

A lot of new double-pane windows contain 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, you’ve likely developed a bigger leak and the gas has been switched with moisture. There are two 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 ensure that the condensation or fog you’re looking at 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 get ahold of the manufacturer to decide if you can claim it under your warranty. 
Depending on how long your windows have been around and the conditions impacting the leak, it may 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 affect your heating and cooling bills. Come by the Prairie Pella Wyoming LLC showroom in Cheyenne to chat with one of our team members and figure out what your next steps should be. You can also give us a call at 307-632-6373 or schedule an appointment with us online to decide what to do next.

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