Double-paned windows, or dual-pane windows, offer greater insulation for your home. They include two panels of glass, with a layer of gas between the panels to keep hot air out in the summer and cool air out in the winter. When condensation appears between these two panes of glass, it is because the seal on one of the panes has failed and air is being allowed to seep into the space between the panes. Fixing this is not easy, and some experts would say it is impossible.
Call a window repair professional to defog the glass. The procedure typically involves drilling a hole into the frame and pumping a cleaning solution inside. The moisture is sucked out, and a defogger device is attached to the window. However, since fogging is caused by a failure in the seal and this method does not repair the seal, this is not a permanent solution.
Insert silica desiccant between the window panes. These pellets can be placed inside the window through the crack in the seal, and they soak up the moisture, helping to draw away the fog. Again, since the seal is not fixed, this is not a permanent solution.
Hire a professional to replace the window. Repairing the seal would require factory-like installation, which involves removing any air and moisture from between the panes and pumping gas inside. The easiest way to repair the window is to simply replace it.
Things You Will Need
- Silica desiccant
- Even if you manage to fix the seal, you will not be able to remove all the air and moisture from between the panes yourself, nor will you be able to insert the gas required for the insulating benefits, which may lead to more fogging and which reduces the insulating efficiency of the window.
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