Why should I replace my windows when they get foggy?

If you’re like many homeowners, you may think it’s no big deal when your windows fog up as the colder weather sets in. You probably take a paper towel and wipe off the condensation. However, what you don’t realize is that a foggy window is an indication of a greater problem that can lead to more issues — including decreased energy efficiency and a loss in your window’s insulation capability.

The most effective and long term solution: A replacement window.

What causes foggy windows?
The main culprit in foggy windows isn’t the window itself; it’s the window seal breaking down, typically the result of old age. Even the most elastic and flexible seal can’t last forever. Most common in windows with direct sun exposure, heat causes the panes to expand and contract, subsequently softening and weakening the seals until they begin to deteriorate and allow moist air in.

Why window replacement?
When windows fog and fail, the only viable option is replacement. Some may tell you that you should opt for a repair instead. However, it’s extremely difficult to separate the old panes, clean them up and reseal them again. The glass becomes etched from minerals in the moist air, the old seals are difficult to remove in order to get a tight new seal, and a repair is simply not cost effective.

Your best defense against window failure is to purchase a high quality window with a good, long warranty that is installed by a professional company with experience and a solid reputation.

Why Glass N Pane?
At Glass N Pane, we’ve been helping homeowners with their glass needs for over 24 years. Family owned and operated, our knowledgeable and experienced staff can help offer the best solutions to your window replacement needs. With Glass N Pane, you can trust that you’re getting quality service at a fair price. Fully licensed and insured, we’re committed to making your experience as simple as possible.

Don’t let failed windows put you in a fog. Call Glass N Pane today for your free estimate! Or Set up an online appointment!