Patio door fogs up

One side of my patio door fogs up all the time. I am assuming it is because a seal is broken. Is there anything I can do besides replace the glass or just live with it?
  5 answers
  • MaryStLouis MaryStLouis on Jul 01, 2015
    Unfortunately, once the seal is broken all you can do is replace it.
    • Barb Barb on Jul 01, 2015
      @MaryStLouis Thanks Mary, I guess I knew that would be the answer but people are so resourceful that you never know.
  • Jan Shore Jan Shore on Jul 02, 2015
    I agree with Mary but have an idea which may work. Try using some Rain-ex (not sure that is how it si spelled) on it, like you would use on a car window which causes water to bead, not streak. I use it on my windows as well as the shower door and they rarely if ever fog. Hope that helps!
    • Barb Barb on Jul 02, 2015
      Thank you Jan . I definitely will try it. I am also going to get some for my shower doors.
  • Tracy C Tracy C on Jul 02, 2015
    Yep, you need to replace the glass....BUT, that's lot better than replacing the whole door. I had it done and I was very happy.
  • John Bittner John Bittner on Jul 02, 2015
    There are companies around that drill a small hole in the glass. They then pump in a liquid to clean the glass as long as it isn't too badly fogged. A small screen button is placed over the hole. To allow it to dry out. Once the seal is broken that window loses a portion of its insulation quality. Drilling the small hole once the seal is broken that window loses a portion of its insulation quality. Drilling the small Is not going to further diminish it very much. I did this to several windows and it has worked well. You can probably Google window repair and find a company
    • Barb Barb on Jul 02, 2015
      John, you are my hero! I knew there must be someone out there that had solved this problem. I now have two good possibilities!
  • Laini Hines Laini Hines on Jul 02, 2015
    Some manufacturers have a 20 year or lifetime warranty on the glass and seal failures of their doors. Find out the manufacturer and contact a local distributor. They can probably help you get the problem fixed at little to no cost.
    • Barb Barb on Jul 02, 2015
      Another great idea! I will definitely find out the manufacturer. Thank you so much!