Even if your windows are cleaned frequently,they would still require restoration and extra care sometimes. When you notice a foggy, moist double-paned, or insulated window, it is time to restore it. Signs of moisture between window panes suggests the first stage of window failure and must be repaired at the earliest to keep it from furthur damage.
- Check to see if the window is foggy or if moisture has run down below the surface -known as river bedding.
- Verify if window has a silica haze, instead of fogginess. This kind of a haze or film formed over the window is irreparable and is considred much different from fogginess. The silica haze usually doesn not change with weather, nor does it have water dripping from down inside. It usually accumulates like “snow-flakes” on the window.
- Find a window restoring company in your area that offers to clear up atleast 70-80 percent of the damage. This will also prevent furthur damage to your window glass.
- Restore the window. It is best not to replace it. Make sure your restoration company is helping you with this process as windows in this condition could be restored and need no replacement excpet in rare cases where there is too much of trapped moisture.
- Ask your restoration company about the procedure to remove moisture which usually involves drilling two small holes in corners of the window to remove condensation.Then a special defogging tool will be used to clean the insides of the window.
- Small valves then will be installed within the holes to keep moisture from returning into the window again.