24 Nov Answering Your Top 3 Questions About Foggy Windows
There’s moisture beading on your windows but, when you press a finger to the glass, it comes away dry. The foggy condensation is on the inside of the window.
But, how did that happen? And what does it mean?
Simply put, it all comes down to the state of your double pane windows. Here’s what you need to know:
#1 — What is a Double Pane Window?
Double pane windows are precisely what the name implies: they are windows comprised of two panes of glass.
The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) explains that double pane windows are part of a glazing system, meaning that they are also referred to as “double glazed windows.”
To keep the overall structure together, these windows also feature a combination of spacers and sealants.
“Spacers with associated sealants are used to keep the layers of glazing the correct distance apart,” as explained by the U.S. Department of Energy. “In addition, they provide accommodation for thermal expansion and pressure differences, while also preventing moisture and gas leaks.”
#2 — Why is My Double Pane Window Foggy?
Unfortunately, when a double pane window is foggy, it is referred to as having “collapsed.”
“Double-pane windows have a layer of gas (usually argon or air) trapped between two panes of glass that acts as insulation to reduce heat loss through the window,” according to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI). “If multiple-pane windows appear misty or foggy, it means that the seal protecting the window assembly has failed.”
Oftentimes, this occurs when the gas either leaks or simply dissipates as time passes. This loss of the insulating gas creates negative pressure between the panes of glass, thereby causing it to collapse.
Even if there is not yet fog, keep an eye out for bending or warping of the glass. This is another visible indication of what’s to come.
#3 — Who Can I Call About My Foggy Windows?
Did you know that foggy windows aren’t only the results of a window aging beyond its prime? It may also occur if your window has been…
- Improperly installed
- Improperly sealed
Consequently, if your window has collapsed, it’s time to call a locally-trusted and certified team to help you get a clear view of the way forward! And who better to contact in Jacksonville, Tampa, and Orlando than Renewal by Andersen® of Florida?
Not only can you rely on our state-of-the-art installation and replacement process, but we also provide you with products that…
- Are energy-efficient
- Are low-maintenance
- Come with the nation’s best warranty
- And more!
To schedule your FREE consultation — or to learn more about our industry-leading products and services — call Renewal by Andersen® of Florida today at (855) 830-2420!