Four Remedies for Failed Seals on Commercial Glass Windows

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Modern homes are fitted with double and triple pane glass windows which offer much better insulation and energy efficiency as compared to single pane glass windows. These window panes are filled with an inert gas in the space between them which helps double up the energy efficiency of your home. Sometimes hot summers or direct sunlight can cause these gases in the panes to expand and the pressure increases. To reduce some of this pressure, a small amount of gas is released from these panes.


Once the temperature cools down, the pressure inside the panes reduces and some of this air is then sucked back into the space between the panes. Now, this air may contain moisture which is absorbed by the silica desiccant in the space. But after years of absorption, the silica reaches its saturation level and the moisture enters fogging up the pane. This also causes the window seal to break or even be compromised. When this happens, you require commercial foggy house window repair which will not only save you a lot of money in the long run but will help you use your panes efficiently.


Remedies for failed window seals

In the past, you had to either live with foggy windows or replace them which not only cost the earth but was a hassle, as you had to get the entire framework changed along with the window. This not only ruined the aesthetic appeal of your home but reduced its resale value. Thankfully, some professional window medics have developed a special patented process that can help defog your windows and restore them to their original condition for up to 20 years. This not only helps the environment but allows you to keep your windows and enjoy the insulation once again.


Here are some ways you can get your commercial foggy house windows repair done.


  • Call in the warranty

Some windows will give you a lifetime warranty but you need to keep in mind that this means the lifetime of the window. If the lifespan of your windows is for fifteen years, once your window reaches the end of its lifespan the warranty will also cease. During this time one of the best things, you can do is to call your professional window medic to repair your foggy windows or broken seals. These experts are licensed, certified, and insured and come with the latest equipment, modern technology as well as a special patented process to restore your windows to their glory days. They keep up-to-date with the latest government regulations in their cities or country and ensure that your windows are fixed and given the best care possible.


  • Fix the condensation or foggy frame

If there is no warranty on the window you still have a lot of options to repair your foggy window. Specialty companies offer a special patented defogging service in which your local professional will suck out the moisture-laden air from between the panes and fill the space will dry air. This not only allows all the materials to stay in place but can reinstall the seal so that your window is protected and insulated and you can avail of full visibility. In defogging, the gases are replaced inside the panes which slows down the heat transfer and allows you to pay less for your electricity bills. When dealing with foggy panes, it’s advisable to not try to do it yourself as this can not only further compromise the glass pane but it can end up breaking and injuring people around you and yourself. The better option is to hire a specialty company with the proper tools and equipment who know what they are doing and can get the job done quickly and efficiently.


  • Replace only the IGU seal

Sometimes a seal may fail and even though your window may be hazy, it’s not entirely fogged up. In this situation, you can easily change only the seal to ensure that the moist air doesn’t enter the glass pane again. Professionals will take apart your windows and install moldings or seals within the frame. This is not only a cheaper alternative to having your entire window replaced but it can help you save on time, effort, and hassle in the long run. Professional window medics will also advise you on how to best take care of your windows so that it lasts longer.


  • Leave the window as it is

These options aren’t usually advised but if you live in a large house with a ton of thermal windows and you have one window which is foggy you can ‘for the time being’ leave it as it is and see it the fog reduces when the weather cools down. But in the long run, getting your window fixed sooner will not only save you on cost it can also improve the aesthetics of your home and ensure that your home is insulated. A foggy window ruins the appearance of your home and can even break if left for a long time causing cold air and outside elements to enter your home.


Tips for preventing foggy glass and seal failure

Here are a couple of ways you can look after your double and triple pane glass windows. Firstly, you need to keep in mind that while some companies offer a lifetime warranty, it’s always better to ask a professional window medic to install your windows in the first place. Not only will they do a great job of it but they will advise you on what to do so that your windows are safe and secure. Examine your windows every couple of weeks and if you notice any cracks, broken seals, haziness, or more immediately call your local professional so that they can nip it in the bud before it gets worse. Keep your windows clean, and never try to DIY anything by yourself.


Avoid using pressure washers to clean your windows as this high-pressure water stream can damage your frames and seal. Be careful when scraping, sanding, or even using heat guns near your window. It can compromise your frames if used in the wrong way.


The Bottom Line

If you’re looking to get your windows repaired, it’s always good to go with a professional who can undertake the task with the needed skill, expertise, and knowledge. This can go a long way in ensuring that your windows are well taken care of.

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