What is That Fog Inside my Window?
Posted on September 10, 2014
Homeowners in need of new windows know they can trust the Window World TX name with their questions and concerns. A question we get asked a lot is, “What is that fog inside my window and how did it get there?” Great question and we have an easy answer for you!
The first thing that fog or condensation between window panes tells us is that you have double-paned windows. Double-paned windows are proven to lower energy bills by stopping heat transfer through the glass. How do they do that? Double-paned windows have, you guessed it, two panes of glass. They are secured roughly a half inch apart with an insulating gas tightly sealed between them. Argon is perfectly safe, conducts around half the heat that air does and is 30% more dense than air. What does this mean for windows? Any heat that attempts to enter or leave your home through conduction will have to make its way through a barrier of argon. As you can imagine, this seriously cuts down on heat loss and gain through your windows.
The second thing that condensation between window panes tell us is that the seal of your window has been breached. This can be due to the age of the window, the construction or a poor seal. If the company you purchased your windows from has an all-inclusive, transferable lifetime warranty (like we do), they can quickly replace your window for no cost to you. If you bought your windows somewhere else, we can still help you out! While double-paned window seals cannot be repaired, there are great deals out there for energy-efficient window replacements. Check out our deal for 10 white, high-performance windows! Insulating your home with high-quality windows is a positive step towards an energy-efficient home.
For more information on replacing your double-paned windows, call us at Window World TX today!