Many homeowners think that the foggy appearance of their windows is simply a result of drastic temperature differences between the inside and outside of their house. While these temperature differences certainly can cause clouding on your glass windows, fogged windows in your home could be a much bigger problem than they appear. The window professionals at All-Weather are breaking down the issues causing your fogged windows and how you can fix them before it’s too late.
What Causes Fogged Windows?
When the windows in your home fog up, it’s usually a sign that the seals have failed. This is especially true when you see the fogginess occur between the panes of glass in double-paned windows. The fog is condensation, and it happens when the sealing material fails to keep moisture-carrying air out from between the two panes of glass.
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As the seals continue to deteriorate, more and more air passes through the window causing them to be less efficient. You’ll spend more money on energy bills trying to keep the home at a comfortable temperature. If left untreated, permanent window damage can occur, which leads to costly repairs and replacements.
Helpful Hint: Failing seals aren’t necessarily caused by user-error or damage, and not all of your window seals will have the same lifespan. For example, window seals on the sunny side of a home deteriorate quicker than others, due to their constant exposure to the sun’s rays.
How We Can Fix It
At All-Weather we offer custom sized dual paned glass that we can install it into your existing windows. Another possibility would be to upgrade your window glass with energy saving low E glass, tinted glass, or even decorative or privacy glass. This can be done either as an in-home service or in our repair shop.
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Replacing the glass is an easy fix most of the time, however if the frames are rotted, warped or bowed, you might be better off replacing the whole window. If there is wood rot on the sash, where the wood is attached to the glass, we may be able to order and install new sashes. Glass replacement is typically a third or half of the price of the cost for window replacement.
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All-Weather: Your Kansas City Window Expert
If your home’s windows are leaving your vision hazy, don’t keep throwing money out the window! All-Weather can help clear the clouds and keep more money in your wallet. Whether you need a repair or a replacement, we can take care of it all. Our business is rooted in repairs, and we only offer the best products and service for our valued customers.
Contact us today at (913) 262-4380 or schedule an appointment online for the best windows in Kansas City… guaranteed! Don’t forget to keep up with our blog for more helpful tips and tricks for your home.