When you see that you have fog accumulating on the inside of your double paned windows, it isn’t something you want to see happening. This isn’t just a sign that there is some level of moisture and humidity that you are dealing with, it is a sign that there is something not quite right with your windows. M & M Glass is here to talk about foggy windows and what they mean; as well as how they can be fixed.
Are Double pane Windows Worth the Cost?
If you live in an older home and don’t have double pane windows, there are many benefits that come with making the upgrade. Double pane windows have two layers of glass that act as an insulator from the outside air. Having them installed in your home can make your home much more energy efficient. Dehumidified air or inert gas is sealed between these two panes of glass during the fabrication process. The added insulation that gives you will help your home stay warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.
What Happens when the Seal is Broken in a Window?
When you have double pane windows on your home, you can plan on them lasting anywhere from 10 to 20 years before they need to be replaced. There are several factors that play a role in how long your windows are going to last. Things like direct sunlight, washing and weather damage can have a big impact on how long you can go before you need to replace them. The seals on the two panes of glass is built to last, but these factors help play a role in the break down and resulting failure of the seal. This is what causes your windows to fog up.
Can You Reseal a Double Pane Window?
While there are kits that can help you make your double pane windows last a little bit longer, you can’t count on a repair kit to get you much more time when you have foggy windows. It is merely a band-aid that will extend the life of your windows a bit longer. You will most likely end up facing window replacement within a year of trying to fix the seal on your windows. Sometimes glass specialists can repair a broken seal and prevent you from having to replace the window. The DIY kits usually won’t buy you nearly as much time.
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If you have windows in your home that are foggy and needing to be replaced, you can count on the glass specialists at M & M Glass to help solve your problem. We will either replace the windows with newer ones or talk to you about what it would take to repair them. When you rely on us for your window needs, you know that you are getting the best. With our extensive knowledge and experience, there is no one better fit to take care of your window problems and replacement. Call us today!