Kitchen window exploded... can you tell us why?
I couldn't think of a better place to ask than here :)
We're renting a house. The window in the kitchen is about 20 years old. Its seal has been broken since we moved in (fogging, etc.), if that matters at all.
We're in Minnesota, so it is fairly cold. It was about 30 degrees today when the window broke. We keep our house at about 68.
Today, I burned a batch of cookies. A tragedy in itself, but it got worse. My husband opened the window (casement style crank) about 2 inches, to air out the kitchen from the burned smell. It was left this way for maybe 3-5 minutes. Then he turned the crank to close it. We heard a gunshot-like popping sound and the window shattered from the center of the window outward, just like that!
This is not the first window we've opened in the cold in our lives, but we've never, ever had this happen before! So, what on earth happened?