Why replacing foggy glass is better than “fixing” it…

Have you ever tried to clean a window that appeared dirty, only to realize that the problem is actually between the panes of glass, not on them?

So, why do you see foggy glass when a window seal fails? Most buildings have double or triple paned insulated windows. Each pane offers an extra insulating layer between you and the outdoors. Between the panes is a layer of air or clear, odorless gas. Temperature changes, wind, water, and other factors all have an impact on the life of a window seal, which then leads to moist air seeping between the panes, where it condenses. You have a few different options for fixing the problem, but mainly: repair or replace.

We recommend replacing the glass over all other option. This involves carefully removing the existing panes, cleaning the frame, and placing new glass in the opening. This option is typically the most cost-effective and reasonable solution to a failed glass seal situation, especially since no painting or staining is required.

The drawback of letting your window fog continue is that you’ll have impaired views and a lower energy value. So call The Glassman today for an estimate!

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