What to do for Fogged windows?


These windows in garage have become fogged within. Don’t want to replace, but would like to paint or decorate or cover them to have better curb appeal. Getting ready to paint shutters black.

q fogged windows
  10 answers
  • Heje Heje on Jul 16, 2018

    More than likely the seal is broken, if they are double paned windows.

  • B. Enne B. Enne on Jul 16, 2018

    I agree, broken seal.

  • Joanne lueke Joanne lueke on Jul 17, 2018

    Yeah the seal is gone, along with the insulation factor. Other than replacing the glass I can't think of anything that would increase the curb appeal. I would get estimates on just replacing the double pane glass and a separate estimate to replace the entire window. It should be less expensive to just replace the glass.

  • Teacup8885 Teacup8885 on Jul 17, 2018

    Maybe try glass paint, either a stencile or free hand a scenery, maybe of what it would look like if you were looking into it!! Lol then clear coat!

  • Rho8400135 Rho8400135 on Jul 17, 2018

    Before using glass paint, try this easy option that I have used many times. Even TV decorator Candy Olsen used it alot . You can purchase privacy control window film sold at lowes ,home depot and it comes in various styles. We used "frosted" that simulates etched glass allowing light to filter in but no one can see in. It looks great viewed from the street as well inside. It is super easy to apply to window using soapy water not glue and can be removed Please check it out!

    • Shari Shari on Jul 17, 2018

      I have used that on inside windows, it works great. This would need to be on outside of window, not sure how it would hold up to weather.

  • Ticia Ticia on Jul 17, 2018

    Is it possible the window is still under some warranty? They usually go for a minimum of 10 years depending on the manufacturer. It might be minimal cost to replace it.

    • Shari Shari on Jul 17, 2018

      No, house is 18 yrs. old. Window guy said would have to be replaced. But, window is in garage, not used. Just want it to look better from outside. Thanks.

  • Tam risser Tam risser on Jul 17, 2018

    Broken seal, better to replace glass/seal or window as the issue will only get worse. Check your warranty.

  • Kelly-n-Tony Kelly-n-Tony on Jul 17, 2018

    Gol24148433, you can also buy prefab faux windows as seen here---https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8woCI1s1b4 and their facebook page is here https://www.facebook.com/fowinbrand/

  • Kelly-n-Tony Kelly-n-Tony on Jul 17, 2018

    Another idea you might consider is taking the shutters and painting them as you mention then fitting them onto the front of the window so it seems the shutters are shut. It would be similar to this--- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWzV61pCLKk

  • Cyn Cyn on Jul 17, 2018

    I took a magnifying glass to see who made the window. Googled them and got a new window.