How can I tell if my misted windows are broken?

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Misting is problem that can affect older types of double glazing over time. Here’s everything you need to know about misted windows and how to solve them.

Misted windows: the causes

When double glazing mists up, it’s generally a sign that the perimeter edge seal has failed. This seal goes around the edge of your window and keeps the space in-between the panes a vacuum. As this seal fails it lets air and moisture into the vacuum, destroying it and causing condensation on the inside of the glazing.

Why misted windows are so bad

Misted windows are bad for a number of reasons. The most obvious problem that misted windows present is a reduced visibility: they restrict how much you can see out of your window. Frustratingly, condensation on the inner side of the panes is practically impossible to remove and this can detract from both their performance and aesthetics.

Misted windows can also further deteriorate the condition of your overall window and it’s frame; particularly if it is made of timber or metal. That’s why solving misted double glazing before it becomes a bigger problem makes sense.

If my windows are misted, are they broken?

The short answer is yes. If your double glazing is showing signs of misting, then it’s broken. The only viable way of fixing a misted window is by completely replacing it, but this isn’t as difficult or as expensive as you may think.

Replacing a misted double glazing unit

The glazing panes in a double glazed unit are designed to be easy to remove, and can be replaced without having the alter the frame in most cases. As glazing specialists, K Glazing’s team of window technicians have years of experience when it comes to replacing misted double glazing. Choose us and your window will be back to it’s old, inner condensation-free, self in no time!

K Glazing: Yorkshire specialists in replacing misted double glazing units

With over 30 years’ experience of installing, repairing and replacing double glazing, K Glazing are one of the most skilled double glazing companies in Yorkshire. To find out more about our windows, doors or conservatories, call us on 01977 700025 or send us an email