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Why Discoloration Occurs in Double-Pane Windows

Double-pane windows are considered an upgrade to traditional single-pane units because of their thermal performance. They help minimize heat or cold transfer from the outside, allowing for a cooler home in the summer and warmer one in winter – minus the high energy costs. But double-pane windows are also prone to discoloration, which is a typical warning sign of an underlying issue.

Why Discoloration Occurs in Double-Pane Windows

The Primary Reason Is Moisture Damage

Discoloration in double-pane windows occurs due to moisture damage resulting from high levels of indoor moisture. Take a closer look at your units, and you’ll probably discover black or dark-colored streaks along their surface. If you choose to touch these streaks, you’ll find them dry even if they’re caused by humidity. It’s also possible that you’ll see white, orange, green or brown mildew and mold on your double-pane windows. This, too, is a direct result of excess indoor moisture.

Dealing With Discolored Windows

Before having your double-pane windows dealt with, you’ll want to resolve your home’s humidity problem. Not only will this make the discoloration worse, it can lead to rot and poor indoor air quality, along with its associated health risks. You can make this possible through better ventilation, using an efficient dehumidifier or having your home’s plumbing system checked. Once the issue is fixed, you can then focus on your discolored windows.

Our Top-Tier Window Replacement Services

While it’s possible to just replace the discolored glass and leave the window frames intact, the safer and more cost-effective is a replacement. With this solution, you can eliminate the potential of window damage when the compromised glass is removed. Not only that, this offers a great opportunity to choose higher quality double-pane windows.

The energy-efficient windows offered by Renewal by Andersen® of Southwest Missouri, for instance, come with advanced High-Performance™ Low-E4® SmartSun™ glass. They allow for superior thermal performance, thanks to their stainless steel spacers and argon gas fill. And, when combined with our Fibrex® framing material, you’ll get windows that can effectively resist constant exposure to moisture.

When in need of exceptional window replacement services, look no further than Renewal by Andersen of Southwest Missouri. We proudly serve Springfield, MO, and the surrounding areas. Call us today at (417) 268-9301, or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation.

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"Renewal by Anderson is definitely the way to go for replacement windows. A representative will come out to your house to discuss window replacements, their Fibrex windows, and cost. You do not have to do all the windows at the same time. We chose only to do 10 windows at this time. The price quoted is good for a full year. A few days later another Representative will come out to expertly measure all windows you are choosing to replace. These measurements are sent to the Renewal by Anderson Factory, where your replacement windows are made. Soon after your order has been processed an installation crew shows up with your replacement windows. Renewal by Andersen is excellent in keeping the customer informed from the start of the process to the final installation. We had a crew of 5 that took 2 days for 10 windows. They were definitely top-notch and you could immediately tell they had been installing windows for quite some time. They were definitely prepared for any situation that came up during your window replacement. One window had evidence of past termite infestation. The wood had to be replaced before the installation of our new window. I generally keep an infrared space heater in that room because of all the 5 bay windows. After our new windows were installed, WOW no heat loss. The room no longer felt cooler than the rest of the house. The windows look fantastic. The outside screens are virtually invisible. We love our new windows. You won't be disappointed!!"

Loren Connelly
Nov 17, 2023

"Just had my windows installed. Love them! Wonderful and easy people to work with! Well worth the money! My installers were great! They cleaned up everything and were amazing!"

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Nov 16, 2023

"Every employee I have met in this company has been very kind and nice to speak with (even when I'm out of town and have to tell them I'm waay out of their zone for promotions lol!) Customizing the front door was fun, and I'm very happy with the end result of a brand new door frame that is sealed well and closes so quietly and smoothly! The frosted glass window panels top to bottom really let in an awesome amount of natural light. The manufacturing process went well with lots of updates along the way, and the salesperson was able to answer every question I had about financing. Can't wait to start upgrading the windows next! As a first time homebuyer I feel very secure in knowing I can call the company and they will make sure their product stays up to their quality standards. They are going to help this 105 year old house stand strong for another 100!"

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Nov 2, 2023

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