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kel456 06-27-2012 08:58 PM

replacing seal in double glass window?
I see condensation in my double-glass window. Someone had told me that the seal inside the window is degraded. Is there an instruction on removing the window glass and replace the seal? Can I bring the seal to HomeDepot to buy a replacement? Thanks for the help.

Windows on Wash 06-27-2012 09:28 PM

A picture of the window will help quite a bit.

You have several options:
  • Buy a replacement sash from the manufacturer if it is not under warranty (most expensive but easiest from point A to point B).
  • De-glaze the window and have the glass replaced by a glazing shop (Home Depot cannot handle that repair) and installed a new sealed IGU (insulated glass unit)
  • Have the IGU vented via breather holes and hope that this eliminates the condensation and keeps it from coming back.

kel456 06-28-2012 10:54 AM

A picture of the window type. What do you think? Thanks.

Windows on Wash 06-28-2012 12:26 PM

Double pane aluminum window.

Which sash is showing the condensation and does the top sash come down?

kel456 06-28-2012 02:32 PM

The condensation is not in this window. I was in a hurry this morning to leave for work so I quickly toke a picture from a best possible sun light angle to show the window frame because I donít know the my window type. The top sash does come down and both sashes can be removed. A few windows were serviced for the seal problem about 3 years ago. I guess it was poorly done. It was done very quickly in my apartment hallway. Even though I can get this done for no charge by my building management but I have to wait from at least 6 months to 1 year. If I learn how to do this then I can do the repair convenience if the task is not difficult. Since I have most of the tools that a home auto mechanic has, I think I maybe able to tackle this problem.

Windows on Wash 06-29-2012 07:01 AM

If you can get the size of the glass pack, you should be able to disassemble the sash and swap out the glass if you have the glass pack pre-made.

kel456 06-29-2012 09:09 AM

If the term glass pack means the actual entire double glass piece then I don't the glass pre-made. If changing the entire glass piece then I think I got rip off when my windows were worked on because I did not see the 2 fellows take any old glass piece with them. Is that how it is done changing the glass pack (entire double glass piece)?

Windows on Wash 06-29-2012 09:22 AM

They probably swapped out the sashes which is easiest and most painless.

joecaption 06-29-2012 09:31 AM

I agree with windows, no way they "fix it" out in the hallway.

kel456 06-29-2012 09:37 AM

Is it a difficult task to remove the glass pack and clean out the stain and seal it with say silicon?

hammerlane 06-29-2012 09:47 AM

why not contact the manufacturer of the window and see if they have a replacement glass package or a new sash that inculdes the glass package.

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