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It’s winter, and the temperatures are dropping outside. One day you’re warming up your home and suddenly you notice something that you hadn’t seen during the summer. That perfectly clear window suddenly looks foggy. The next day, it warms up again outside, and to your surprise, the fog disappears again. So what’s going on?
That intermittent fogging during cold temperatures is an indication that you have what’s known as a “blown seal” in your insulated glass window. Insulated glass windows, also known as double-pane windows, have two panes of glass that are held apart by a metal strip. The strip, usually somewhere between 1/4 and 3/4 of an inch wide, is adhered to the two glass panes with a flexible sealant material.
During the manufacturing process, moisture is evacuated from between the glass panes as they’re sealed together, forming a dead air space. It’s the combination of the two glass panes and the dead air that gives the window panes their additional insulating value, and helps keep the window warmer than one with a single pane of glass.
Once you discover a window with a blown seal, your only option is to replace the insulated glass unit. You need to do that as soon as you discover the problem, as the window has lost its insulating value, and the trapped moisture can potentially lead to other problems. Not to mention the fact that you can’t see through the window!
The good news is that you must replace only the sealed glass unit, not the entire window. This is something that you need to leave to the pros. Contact a glass company in your area and have them make a site visit. They’ll examine the window, measure the insulated glass unit, including the size of the air space, and have a new one made up that matches. When the new one is ready, they’ll come back out, remove the moldings and the old unit, and install and seal the new unit in place.