Cloudy Windows?

Foggy Window Repair Options

If your home was built—or your windows replaced—after 1990, chances are that the glass in your window frames is double- or triple-pane. This insulated glass is far more energy-efficient than its single-pane predecessor, making it the preferred option for all builders and installers. If you are in need of affordable foggy window repair options, keep reading!

Especially with the hot summers we get, having an extra layer of protection to keep cool air in and hot air out makes a major dent in your heating and cooling bills. But what if you’ve noticed fog and condensation forming on the inside of your window where you can’t wipe it away? If foggy windows are blocking your light and visibility, our custom glass company in Raleigh is breaking down why this insulated glass forms condensation, what it means for your energy efficiency, and how to restore clarity to your windows. 

Why Does Fog Get Between Double Pane Windows?

Over time, the sealed edges of the glass can wear out or fail and if there is inert gas between the panes, it will eventually filter out. Sunlight, water, water vapor, and even temperature and barometric pressure can cause these seals to break down. The average life expectancy of the insulated glass unit (IGU) is around 15 years, though the factors listed can speed up or slow down that time frame.

Broken Seals

Broken seals are the number one culprit when it comes to foggy windows. Once the seals fail—which will happen eventually to all windows with these seals—moisture leaches into the space between the glass and temperature shifts, causing condensation to form. 

While the foggy windows may evaporate and clear up from day to day, if left untreated, calcium in condensation can etch the glass and leave a permanent hazy appearance on your windows.

Post a Comment

Call Now Button