When looking at the windows in your home, ignoring the gradual wear and tear that the weather has left behind becomes nearly impossible. Whether it be moisture spots or fog developing on the window that hinder visibility, you will discover that their single, double, or triple pane windows will eventually lose quality over time and might require some attention. Thankfully, we will explain how to tackle this issue before it escalates into a more serious problem. We have highly trained window restoration crews who can help you to make your windows look new again.
Is The Window Seal Broken?
If there’s moisture between the layers of glass, the window seal has likely been broken. At first, beads of water may begin to develop on the bottom edge. The moisture inside might develop some days and not others, but as it gradually gets worse, the window will no longer be useful due to the permanent haze inside of the glass.
How Did Moisture Get Between The Window Panes?
Whenever a window is made with at least two or more glass panes, it is intended to have an improved rating and offer more insulation (compared to single pane windows). So as they’re being made, the seals and spacers are utilized to connect the glass to remain rigid. Then, argon gas is installed to help the thermal insulation efficiency. However, these seals can break over time, and the rubber will eventually deteriorate. The deterioration allows moisture to slowly sneak in, which reduces how effective your windows are when protecting your home.
Deterioration due to age is often the biggest culprit for moisture getting into the panes of glass. No matter what type of window it may be, it’s the bottom window that’s susceptible to moisture.
A break in the seal lets the argon gas escape, which is then replaced by ordinary oxygen. From here, the oxygen then condensates given the temperature inside and outside. Even when the condensation begins to dry, it’s still possible that the deposits could scratch or dirty the panes of glass.
Is Cold Air Getting In?
Unfortunately, yes, cold air is getting in. However, this doesn’t mean that cold air and rain will simply pour into your home. The window still has much to offer, but how it insulates your home has been compromised. The glass may feel colder than it had used to feel in the winter, and the energy bill might be a bit higher since the window has a more difficult time retaining warm air and/or keeping the cold air out.
Is There Any Way A Window Can Be Restored?
First off, a DIY solution may not be the best idea. It can be an extraordinary amount of work, and it can be especially dangerous if the issue is regarding a larger frame. Sure, the pane can be removed, the seal break can be found, the glass inside can be cleaned, the seals can be repaired and/or replaced, but there’s so much that can go wrong or cause more problems than previously discovered before.
Even if the window is somewhat fixed, moisture may have etched the glass and gotten between the glass panes. You can imagine how awful it would be to do all of that work and discover fog inside of the window?
What About Antique Window Restoration?
If you’re considering fixing antique windows on your own, definitely consider a different option if you’re not a professional. Between the age and complexity of the job, a novice can easily flub the issue and have a problem that becomes more than what was bargained for.
Considering the information above, there’s plenty of reasons to hire a professional for your window repair duties. Thankfully, Squeegee Squad is here to do exactly that. Being friendly, professional, dependable, and experienced, we can tackle all of your restoration, caulking, pressure washing, soft washing, window cleaning, and light fixture cleaning needs. We also extend our services to solar panel cleaning, roof cleaning, and gutter cleaning as well. Contact us today for further information on how we can get your windows in tip-top condition today!