I have a double pane window that is showing a fair amount of internal
condensation after our Southern California rain storms.
Is there a remedial re-sealing/repair option available, or is it "new
The window is almost exactly 20 years old...house was built sometime in
'85. I do not know the manufacturer...it came with the house when I
bought it 16 years ago. Is the frame usually stamped with the mfg name
when you remove the trim or pull the window out?
Unfortunately, it's about 5' x 6' and is set in a second story
bay...not the easiest access in the world!
Any guesstimates on what a 'reasonable' price is for a window like
this? Are we talking $100? $200? $300? More?
Probably not an easy fix. I imagine you would need to drill two holes in
one pane only, bake the moisture out by forcing hot dry air in one hole and
out the other, back fill with nitrogen and seal the holes. Then there is
the question of how did that water get in there in the first place.
Can't imagine that process costing less than replacing the window or at
least the pane (unless it is a particularly large window) especially if the
window must be removed to do it. Frankly, I don't even know if this process
is offered by contractors.
I don't believe that the OP was asking you to use your
imagination. Heck, I can imagine many solutions, including having the
tooth fairy come and wave a magic wand to fix it.
Have you ever done the above process successfully yourself or seen
someone else do it on a residential install? If not, why do you feel
compelled to make things up when someone is asking for an experienced
Again, I don't believe the OP was asking you to use your imagination :)
I have the same problem, the seal leaked and condensation forms between the
pains. You can't fix this and you need to replace the glass. Getting
replacement glass was very expensive because the manufacturer of my windows
went out of business. I decided to replace the windows.
Normally replacement glass can be made up for you by a local shop.
Small towns may not have such a shop, but most larger cities will have them.
They can do a lot of custom work to reproduce the glass in almost any
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