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Many homeowners think that the foggy appearance of their windows is simply a result of dramatic temperature differences between the inside and outside of the room. While these temperature differences certainly can cause clouding on your panes, misted windows in your home could be a much bigger problem than they appear.

Pane in The Glass demystifies the possible causes and adverse effects of misted windows. It also recommends and offers the appropriate solution to each underlying problem.


Why Do You Get Condensation in Double Glazed Units?

Misted domestic windowWhen you see your windows getting foggier each day, it could be a sign of many things. For example, condensation on the outside surface of your window glass is an indication that the temperature inside the house is lower than outside. This is quite normal, and it's often for the same reason that your cold drink from the fridge appears to be "sweating" on the outer surface. You don't need an expert to help you solve anything in this case.

When the misty appearance is on the inner surface of the window, the inside of your house is more humid than the outside. In this case, using a high-quality humidifier will help you reduce the effect. The humidifier will absorb water vapor from the air. However, the impact can be such severe that you end up paying more energy bills. 


A misty appearance between the panes of your insulating glass window shows that there's a problem with the window's seals. When the seals break, moisture-filled air often finds its way into the space between the glasses. It's at this point that condensation occurs on your two glasses' inner surfaces, causing a misty look.


Double pane glass sketch showing the section of the glass with the seals and the reasons for fogging Double glazed units are traditionally manufactured with an aluminium frame containing silica beads sandwiched between two panes of glass and sealed with a polymer compound around the edges. Once the unit is sealed the silica beads remove all the moisture from within the unit providing a moisture free environment.

Over time this external seal can deteriorate and let moist air seep into the double glazing unit itself. Any moist air entering will be absorbed until the silica beads become saturated and cannot retain any more water, at which point, the moisture will begin to appear as condensation.



How We Come To Your Aid

Pane In The Glass offers full range of window panes and we can customize the panes' sizes to suit the size of your window. If your window panes are misty because of broken seals, we'll look into replacing the seals with more durable ones first.

We do not oblige you to pay for costly services when we can offer a less expensive one. 

Besides customizing pane sizes to suit your window, we can also upgrade the glass. We stock large variety of double glazing including the latest noise cancelling acoustic panes. We can do this both at your home or at our shop. 

Replacing window seals is the least expensive move. It's also cost-effective to repair and or upgrade the glasses. However, there are situations in which you may have to replace the whole window system. This is rare, but it happens. For example, if your frames are rotten (wood frames) or warped, you'll be safer replacing the whole window system.

Pane in the Glass is London based company with 30 years experience in the window repair industry. We focus on repairing double glazing with window condensation issues. We replace cloudy double glazing, blown windows, misty glass and double glazing condensation to look like new windows.


Send us a photo of your misted windows and we will provide detailed no obligation quote within one working day.