The Causes of Discoloration in Double-Pane Windows

The Causes of Discoloration in Double-Pane Windows

July 04, 2019

Double-pane windows should be regularly maintained to make sure they stay in pristine condition. Understanding the common issues common in this window type experiences can you in avoiding them.

In this post, your local window replacement expert, Renewal by Andersen® of Milwaukee, discusses what causes discoloration in double-pane windows.

Discoloration in Double-Pane Windows

Moisture damage is the common cause of discoloration in windows. It’s often characterized by black or dark streaks on the surface of the windows. While the stains are a result of too much moisture, they don’t feel wet to the touch. It may also look white, orange, green or brown.

High humidity levels in a house can damage and discolor windows. It can cause other problems as well, such as rotting and health issue in the household.

How Should You Deal With It?

Replacing the windows is safer, more cost-effective, and a better solution than only replacing the glass pane. Only entrust your window replacement to a reputable windows contractor like Renewal by Andersen of Milwaukee. We offer energy-efficient windows in various styles, colors and finishes to complement your home.

With full window replacement, you are eliminating the risk of damaging the undamaged parts of your window. You’re also given the chance to add a discoloration-resistant film to prevent the problem from recurring.

Moreover, the best way to make sure your windows are safe from discoloration is by addressing the source of the problem. This involves eliminating what’s causing excess moisture in your home. Gutters should be unclogged to prevent moisture infiltration. Install a moisture barrier in your basement to reduce indoor moisture levels.

When it’s time to replace your windows, you can rely on Renewal by Andersen of Milwaukee. We are your local provider of some of the industry’s most energy-efficient windows and doors. Call us at (262) 522-3034 or complete our online form to schedule a free consultation. We serve homeowners in Milwaukee, WI, and areas around Wisconsin.

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