Double pane windows

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This winter in the lower corners of 2 double pane windows it seems to have opened. With the cold winter we have had there is moisture between the panes and overnight the water has frozen there. It does defrost when the sun hits. Is there a way to fix this without replacing the whole window.
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  • Duv310660 Duv310660 on Feb 24, 2015
    Sadly, no.
  • Lynn Lynn on Feb 24, 2015
    I have the same problem and was told it can't be fixed. Sadly, I have to replace my sliding glass window.
  • Janet Manger Janet Manger on Feb 24, 2015
    Lived with a window like this for 30 yrs and was told the same thing. Once the seal (gas between the panes done at the factory) is broken there is no way to fix it. I had to live with mine because it was a section (square) of a very large picture window divided in sections and the curtain hide it from view so just left it. No one noticed it so I just let it go.
  • Mssmatch Mssmatch on Feb 24, 2015
    I used a caulk to seal. In the summer the heat dried up the moisture trapped inside.
  • Denise Denise on Feb 24, 2015
    If you are the original purchaser of these windows, most have a life time warranty and should be pursued with the company purchased from.
  • Pat769509 Pat769509 on Feb 24, 2015
    when the seal breaks they need to be replaced, other than that there's not really anything you can do.
  • Birdie Berghuis Birdie Berghuis on Feb 24, 2015
    In double panes windows, there's a gas that helps with cold/ heat. So if the window is open, the gas is gone. Replace the window. There should be replacement done by the company particularly if you put them in and have your paperwork.
  • Sue Sue on Feb 24, 2015
    I have had ours repaired by a glass shop that fixes windshields as well as double paned -windows here in WI and it solved our problem.
  • Joy Derouen Joy Derouen on Feb 25, 2015
    Sadly you can not have it repaired. If it is under warranty they can replace just that unit instead of having to replace the whole window. Double pane windows have a gas in between the panes of glass. My husband and myself worked for a home improvement co that installed this type of windows. We have replaced quite a few because the seal had broke between the 2 panes. Good Luck whether you change the whole window or just the window pane.
  • Marion Nesbitt Marion Nesbitt on Feb 25, 2015
    If it's attended to right away, apparently this can be fixed. A company here does some sort of air removal and reseals.
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