Condinsation Between Window Panes - Building & Construction - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-03-2008, 03:15 PM   #1
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 15
Rewards Points: 10

Condinsation Between Window panes

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!


bladesj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2008, 04:19 PM   #2
Registered User
Termite's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 6,520
Rewards Points: 2,000

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.


Termite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2008, 07:06 AM   #3
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 15
Rewards Points: 10

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.
bladesj is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Shrink Film Window Insulation miserlou General DIY Discussions 10 11-24-2008 06:19 AM
Re-sizing a window opening shtoink Carpentry 5 09-04-2008 10:47 AM
Sweating windows big daddy-o General DIY Discussions 15 01-06-2008 02:41 PM
Replacing aluminum window with a vinyl one? Doug Crf Building & Construction 2 04-23-2007 04:49 AM
locate a vendor for vinyl window pane trim bjr23 Remodeling 1 02-13-2005 11:59 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1