Is there any way to fix windows that are fogged up between the panes?

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Am looking to replace windows and outside french doors to our sun room.

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  • 27524803 27524803 on Jun 05, 2018
    Try a Google Search on this.... I have heard yes.... and I have heard no.... that the double pane windows cannot be repaired once the seal between them has been broken.... we have a couple that need fixing too.... I would be interested in what you find out....
  • Mogie Mogie on Jun 05, 2018
    Windows fog up generally because the seal that hold the argon gas in between the panes of glass has been compromised. There isn't any real fix. Sorry.
  • Iba7430338 Iba7430338 on Jun 05, 2018
    NO. The seal is broken.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 05, 2018
    no sounds like the seal is broken
  • Suellen Hintz Suellen Hintz on Jun 05, 2018
    No, unfortunately there isn't.
  • Landsharkinnc Landsharkinnc on Jun 05, 2018
    the seal has been broken -- no; have to replace.
  • DD DD on Jun 05, 2018
    You can look for a Thermal window restoration or repair company but if will never be like new. As the others have suggested it is best to replace
  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jun 05, 2018
    You will have to replace, so sorry. Once the seal is compromised, that is the end of it.
  • William William on Jun 05, 2018
    NO! The seal is broken and the insrt gas usually Argon has leaked out. The glass panels need to be replaced not the whole window or door. Ace Hardware sells double glass panels and also install.
  • Mary Ann Mills Mary Ann Mills on Jun 05, 2018
    Thank you all for your answers. Going window shopping soon!

  • Deb K Deb K on Jan 11, 2021

    Hi Mary Ann, you can do a cheap fix on them yourself, I did that with our old double pane windows, (the outer pane used to rattle in the wind) depending on what they are made of, mine were vinyl frames. You will need some Mono sealant or silicone. I pried the top piece of frame off and slowly slid out the exterior piece of glass, I cleaned it and the other piece that was still in the frame. I then used the mono/silicone to do a bead all the way around the glass that is still in the pane. Then put mono/silicone around the the part of the frame where the other piece of glass fits, then slide it back into the frame. Add sealant to the tops of both panes and edges and put the top piece of the frame back on, let them dry for about 1/2 hour then reinstall. It will help your condensation problems and tide you over until you get new windows. I did this on my own, but you may need help removing and replacing the windows into the frames, they can be very heavy. Hope this helps you out.

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