I have just purchased a home and what I thought was just dirty windows on the outside ends up being dried condensation in between glass panes. Any suggestions of what I may attempt to clean this. If I'm able to remove a pane and clean then replace, is it worth it and will it keep coming back? Any insight would be extremely grateful!
Proud owner of new home with a lot of DIY projects in my near fture!
Assuming your windows are double glass, there's no way to clean it. The glass is a sealed unit, typically filled with argon or some other inert gas. If the unit's seal fails, the gas escapes and air and humidity can get in. No way to fix it, no way to clean it, no way to prevent the condensation.
If the house is new, you have a warranty claim to make.
If the house is not new, you need to determine whether or not the glass unit can be replaced. It depends on the type of window, model, and manufacturer. Worst case, you're replacing the entire window. You might be able to just replace the sash. In certain (rare) circumstances the glass unit itself can be removed.
I was afraid of that. In the state of indiana, you are able to claim some amount of money when updating your house with energy saving products. I guess I will be looking at what that number is and replacing the windows one at a time then use them as a tax deduction not exceeding my yearly amount I can claim.
Thanks for your insight.