As the premier Oakville windows and doors specialists, at Custom Window Designs we hear all kinds of questions about windows and doors. A common question is about cloudiness. If you have windows or doors with double paned glass, thermopaned glass or insulated glass then you may notice that occasionally the glass looks cloudy.
This fog occurs between the two panes of glass and you may find that it disappears (especially in the evening) and then reappears. For anyone who is obsessive about clean windows, this is a maddening problem to have. Still, other people believe they can simply ignore the problem. However, the fact is that over time the cloudy area will become larger, thicker and more noticeable.
If you’re finding fogginess between your window panes, then what is actually happening is that the seal on the insulated glass is not working. When this seal fails, moist air can enter between the two panes of glass and condense, which causes the cloudiness that you’re seeing. In addition to being annoying to look at, a broken seal means that your window isn’t properly insulating your home from the outdoors. The result will be lost energy and higher costs to heat or cool your home.
Call Custom Window Designs for a free estimate and expert advice on whether your window or door can be fixed or should be replaced.