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docdeb27 01-12-2014 11:21 AM

garage door window freezes others don't?
 
I am trying to figure out why the 2 overhead garage door window panels have ice and condensation on their insides while at the same moment the double hung and regular entry door to the outside (window) do not have ice or condensation on them. ANy ideas?

Gymschu 01-12-2014 11:25 AM

Garage doors being metal would generally produce more condensation and the surface of metal is colder than air temps so it's freezing up there rather than windows and doors which are wood or at least have wood cores. Just a theory.

docdeb27 01-12-2014 11:28 AM

Back door is also steel and garage doors are insulated. Not sure if back door has a wood inside or not. But why the condensation(water) on the inside when the other window and door in garage (same temp) don't have any?
How do I remedy? The windows are always full of h2o or ice.

Gymschu 01-12-2014 11:43 AM

I would try to install plexi glass type coverings over the windows, much like the effect of a storm window. Plexi can be cut to exact measurements and can be purchased at a hardware store or big box store. I have had luck doing this with some of my own windows that were odd sizes and froze up like you have described. Of course, you may not want to be drilling holes to install the plexi in your nice, insulated garage door. It may void any warranties. Hopefully, others come along here with even better ideas.

docdeb27 01-12-2014 11:56 AM

I appreciate the suggestion. Seems to me that if I spent all this money on top of the line Carriage type doors, this shouldn't be happening.

ToolSeeker 01-12-2014 03:14 PM

Sounds like the garage are single pane glass.

Fairview 01-12-2014 03:20 PM

If you were to check the temperature of the two glass panes you'll probably see the temperature of the wet glass to be below dew point temperature while the dry pane is above dew point. It's colder for some reason we can't really tell from a distance.

Gymschu 01-12-2014 03:20 PM

Also, it never hurts to contact the company that installed the doors or even the manufacturer to see what they suggest. They see these types of problems all the time and can likely suggest a possible solution.

firehawkmph 01-12-2014 08:01 PM

Entrance doors have thermopane glass in them. Garage door windows are usually not. Most of the time they are single pane, depends on the manufacturer. Garage doors are not built to be as airtight as entrance doors and house windows are.
Mike Hawkins:)

stephensandy 01-16-2014 07:56 PM

Try placing a warm heater on the inside to melt the ice, scoop the ice off the door tubing manually or pour extremely hot water on the ice and yank the door immediately since the water will freeze.

Davejss 01-16-2014 10:22 PM

If they are single pane glass they will ice up. I've never seen double pane, insulated glass in a garage door, but I'm pretty sure they have them. Perhaps the manufacturer of your doors has a retrofit option.

danpik 01-17-2014 05:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stephensandy (Post 1292802)
Try placing a warm heater on the inside to melt the ice, scoop the ice off the door tubing manually or pour extremely hot water on the ice and yank the door immediately since the water will freeze.

What the heck are you talking about???????????? You pour hot water on cold glass and it will shatter. Not sure why you need to yank it open when the glass is frosting over.


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