Have you heard all the myths of misty windows and how to repair them? There are a number of myths and many, if you believe them, can actually cost you more money in repairs. So, we are going to put some of the most common myths right and show you the best cause of action when your windows start to mist up.
Why Does Double Glazing Mist Up
Double glazing is made up of two panes that are sealed in a unit and filled with gas in the gap. This gas creates an insulating barrier. When the seal breaks and moisture can make its way into the gap, then your window will start to mist. The seal breaking could simply be due to use of chemicals overtime to clean the window, can breakdown the seal and let moisture in and in more extreme cases it can be due to poor installation.
Misting On The Outside Of The Window
If you get misting on the outside of your window, this is natural and there is no need to worry about damage to you window. This usually happens when there are temperature changes overnight, generally in spring and sometimes in autumn. When the glazing has reduced in temperature overnight it reacts with the rising temperature inside the house and condensation appears on the window.
Can Misting Effect My Energy Bills
Simply, yes, a misted window can affect your energy bills. Misting is a sign that the seals of your glazing has become damaged and the insulating gas has escaped. This will have a knock-on effect on your homes ability to retain heat, especially in the colder months and in turn meaning your boiler will have to work harder to keep your home warm.
Does The Window Frame Needs To Be Changed
This is a common mistake and one the less than honourable installers will take advantage of. If your window is misting up, it is usually due to the seal between the glazing and frame. So, simply put you very rarely need to replace the frame. Being aware could save you money from replacing the whole unit when you do not have too.
Double Glazing Repairs South Wales
We hope we have put your mind at ease about the myths of misty windows. If you need any double-glazing repairs in South Wales, come to Decorative Glass & Glazing Co. Discover how windows repairs done properly can make all the difference. Our expert team are here to advise and support you through each stage of your window repair.