How to remove the foggy look in between double pane windows?

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  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Sep 02, 2018

    Hello Don,


    No -the fogginess usually means that the window seals are broken.

    How old are your windows?


    We had this happen to three windows less than 10 years old and were able to get replacements. Our windows were from WindowWorld and had serial numbers and measurement stickers intact from the previous homeowner.


    Not being the original purchaser voided the free replacement warranty —in our case but new inserts were made and installed for a very reasonable cost to completely matched the existing ( brown framed) windows.


    Heres a helpful reference for futher information.

    I hope this helps!


    https://www.bobvila.com/posts/19921-broken-seals-on-windows?page=1


  • Craft Invaders Craft Invaders on Sep 02, 2018

    Hi Don I agree that it means the seals have perished allowing moisture in. If you had them fitted it's definitely be worth checking if they are still under guarantee, I bleieve double glazing is usually 10 years = best of luck :)

  • Franny Monaghan Lathe Franny Monaghan Lathe on Sep 02, 2018

    yup you will need them replaced they aren't doing the job right now

  • Kelly-n-Tony Kelly-n-Tony on Sep 02, 2018

    If you have a crack in the seal you can drop in some silica dessicant which will absorb the moisture and draw the fog away from the window. It isn't a long term solution but certainly works as a temporary one.

  • Cheryl Hagen Cheryl Hagen on Sep 04, 2018

    I use to work for a millwork company. This is what we called leakers. Most window companies have a warranty to replace for free. When the warranty was over we would get them their replacement for a low cost and the homeowner would replace it. Good luck.

  • William William on Sep 04, 2018

    The seal has broken. Only solution is ti replace the glass panels not the whole window. Ace Hardware sells double glass panels and also install.

  • Laura Cooper Laura Cooper on Nov 06, 2018

    There are companies out there that use a small one way valve to evacuate the moisture and reseal the window.

  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on Jan 05, 2021

    Since the seal has failed, the seal needs to be replaced and that’s not cost effective because the interior needs to be refilled with argon.