At first glance, it is easy to think the condensation is outside the window, but when you go to wipe it off. You find you can’t! Don’t worry; misted double glazing is a common problem for people all over the world, not just here in the UK.
It means the glass unit has failed. This happens over time from constant expansion in the hotter months of the year and contraction in the colder seasons and the seal cracks, letting moisture to enter between the two glass pieces. A glass unit, as with all products, comes with a life span. For glass units it can be anything from 5 year to 10 years.
Replacing your old misted units can make a dramatic difference to how your double glazing looks.
The are many benefits to keeping you double glazed in good order as listed below:
What happens if I don’t repair my double glazing?
You may be tempted to ignore small cracks or minimal condensation in your windows if they don’t seem like a major inconvenience to you.
However, if you don’t take action to replace faulty window panes, you could be afflicted by more serious issues.
Mould and damp -. Misty windows are caused by condensation and if left unchecked can lead to mould and damp infecting your home. Once in, it’s difficult (and expensive) to remove, which is why replacing your double glazing early is so important.
Rotting frames – The more moisture that is trapped inside your windows, the more it will risk damaging your frames. When it comes to wooden frames, condensation and exposure to excess moisture can cause the frames to rot and warp. Fixing a faulty pane of double glazing early is a simple solution to prevent a major problem from happening.
Health issues – If your windows aren’t up to standard, your home will suffer from excess moisture. As well as being damaging to your property, you could also be putting your health in jeopardy. Exposure to damp environments can put you at risk of developing respiratory infections, allergies, asthma and can even affect your immune system.