Pella windows, is this normal??
I have a condo on the Beach that we just purchased. The original windows were Pella with the blinds between two sheets of glass. Pella replaced these under warranty but the new windows are fogging with condensation. Outside temp was 82 and humid with interior around 72 degrees. The windows do not have the interior blinds installed. Although these have only been in for a few weeks, I removed the inner glass pane and mildew/moisture was present. There also appeared to be damage to the track that holds the inner pane.
I left the windows as single pane but the next a.m. I couldn't see out due to condensation on the outside of the windows. This is intolerable for a beach condo. Is the outside condensation normal? Would I be o.k. if the two pieces of glass were in despite the fact that this is not a true double pane system? What advice do folks have for my next move, do I need a different type of window?