Removing/cleaning condensation between panes in picture windows

alexzJune 20, 2006

Hello,

I have two large, double pane picture windows installed in exterior walls in my house. A good amount of condensation has accumulated between the panes and is tremendously deteriorating the view through the windows.

What can I do about it? I've heard of people hiring people to clean/remove the condensation. I was hoping to do it myself to fit the budget.

I've throroughly checked out the windows and can't find any way to remove one of the panes so I can wipe out the condensation. What am I missing.

Any other suggestions are welcome.

Alex Z

Knoxville, TN

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
brickeyee

The units are sealed and if there is moisture between them they need to be replaced.
There is no relaible way to clean them out and seal them again.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2006 at 9:04PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
oberon476

Sorry Alex, as Brickeyee said, there is no fix for a failed seal. You have to replace the IGU (dual glass) portion of your window.

Do you happen to know who made the window and how old they are? They could be under warranty, but I wouldn't count on it.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2006 at 7:44AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
alexz

Thanks for your feedback, even though it had bad news.

These windows are in a house I bought 9 months ago. It was the realtor who said I could have them cleaned. So no, I don't know who the manufacturer is. I looked all around the window for a brand stamp or something similar, but didn't find one. Is there anyway to find out who the manufacturer is/was? Other than the condensation, they look fairly new.

These picture windows are approx. five feet wide and 3.5 feet high. What would replacing the IGU portionof each one cost?

Thanks again for you responses.

Alex

    Bookmark   June 21, 2006 at 12:44PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Pros please help differentiate between two window manufacturers...
Hello, we are the midst of a new construction build...
rebph
Remove window film immediately?
My contractor has been installing my new Anderson Woodwright...
keys
need window advice about a retro fit window in new opening thats finis
can i put a retro fit in a new window opening if i...
abatt64
Thinking about installing Jeld-Wen Premium Vinyl Windows...
My husband and I are looking into getting Low E vinyl...
LittleHouseotPrairie
Storm doors with hidden built-in screens?
I'm considering doing something "strange,"...
texasgal47
Sponsored Products
Feather 4" Square Frame
$895.00 | Horchow
Set of 2 Zuo Wire Chrome Finish Bar Chairs- Frame Only
Euro Style Lighting
Solid Wood Classic Window Box or Freestanding Planter
Signature Hardware
Wide Width Thermal 80 x 95-Inch Blackout Curtain Panel
Overstock.com
Comfortex Envision Roman Shades: Shantung
Blindsgalore
Oasis Pergolas Arbors & Trellises Shade Kit for the Venetian White VA42024
Home Depot
Chooty & Co Duck Navy Patch 17 x 17 in. Pillow - CS17U992STAR
$31.99 | Hayneedle
Laughter & Joy Door Garden D├ęcor
$13.99 | zulily
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™