New double-pane windows offer a variety of perks for
homeowners in Northern Virginia, one being improved
energy efficiency. Whether you’re
researching 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 choice if you’re searching for improved 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 may have developed a greater
leak and the gas has been substituted with moisture.
There are a couple things that you can do to discover
if this is the case:
Depending on how old
your windows are and the conditions causing
the leak, it might make sense to start researching replacement windows. Insulation is one of
the most important qualities of your windows, and if
that is altered it can affect
your heating and cooling expenses. Come by
the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Northern Virginia to speak
with one of our pros and figure
out what your next steps should be. You can also call
us at 571-292-3519 or schedule
an appointment with us online to decide what to do
- Clean the exterior and interior portion of your
glass to ensure that the condensation or fog you’re seeing is in between the glass, not on the glass.
- If you determine the moisture is in fact between the glass, you can get ahold
of the manufacturer to find out if you
can make a warranty claim.