double pane windows foggin up inside
Looks like moisture found it’s way into my double paned window. I left my French doors leaning against an outside wall. They got rained on and now it appears condensation is forming between the two panes of glass. Been fogged up now for weeks afterward. Any suggestions on how I can fix this or do I have to replace the whole window? Thanks much in advance for any help!
You have to replace the glass portion of it. If it's new then it will be covered under warranty. For that matter, most window companys have at least a 5 year warranty against the double glazing losing it's seal.
AH! My favorite subject !
Have slit the glass off tempered windows and cleaned them and reassembled with butyl or silicone. Regular glass no luck, as the etcheing, (yes, enzyme etching) not simply 'fog' destroys the surface.
In own dwellings, would never again install double pane glass (woule use storm windows or detachable sealed 2nd pane), even though I'll likely die before the 20 year 'fer sure' leakage and etching starts.
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Edited 10/13/2005 6:01 am ET by junkhound
My favorite, too: The old European idea, casement windows with both inswing and outswing sash in the same jamb. It works in Oslo, Stockholm, and Moscow, and has for hundreds of years.
You guys are funny.....there's nothing wrong with insulated glass manufactured by a reputable company. Andersen has very high quality glass.There's a local company here that'll make insulated glass with a one year warranty....now that I could understand as being less then desireable.There's usually a reason the glass fails. Either something got on it (chlorine or muriatic acid) or there is weight bearing on it that shifts the glass seal.View Image