FAQs about Foggy Double Pane Windows

Double Pane WindowsMany homeowners find that moisture is collected between the glass of double pane windows. They may take on an opaque or foggy look when the seal breaks.

It’s not uncommon for homeowners to discover that some double pane windows, as they age, take on a foggy appearance. Many homeowners are left wondering how to clean double pane windows, if a replacement is necessary, or if there’s another way to address the issue. Below, you’ll find a few frequently asked questions (FAQs) about this specific type of window.

Why do they take on a cloudy or wet appearance?
As they age, the seal may loosen up and allow moisture to pass through. Even in situations where only small amounts of moisture pass through, it can lead to condensation between the two layers of glass.

Can I remove the seal and clean that moisture?
No, it’s not safe or practical for homeowners to take apart a seal and remove the glass for cleaning purposes. It is not advisable for homeowners to try to complete a foggy window repair themselves.

So what should I do if I have a cloudy window?
The best way to address this issue is to hire a professional, who will remove and replace the glass. This will ensure homeowner’s aren’t put in harm’s way. The new unit will be installed safely and with maximum energy efficiency.

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