What is Misted Double Glazing, and What Should you do if you Have it?
29th October 2021
29th October 2021
Double glazing can bring huge benefits to your home, but only if it’s still in good shape! If your double glazing gets damaged, it can introduce a whole host of issues to your home. One of the biggest issues we see is misted double glazing, which isn’t always caught or fixed as quickly as would be ideal. That’s why we’re here to give you the lowdown on misted double glazing and what you need to do about fixing it!
First things first, what is misted double glazing? This is the technical term for condensation and cloudiness building up in between the two glass panels. It’s usually caused by damage to the window seal, and what you’re seeing is hot air, cold air and water all creeping into the space that is usually filled with inert argon gas.
Argon gas is a key component in double glazing and is a big contributor to double glazing’s fantastic thermal efficiency. This is because it’s a poor conductor of heat, which makes it hard for hot or cold air to pass through the barrier it provides. When your seal is damaged and allows other gases and even liquids into the gap between the glass panes, you lose some of the argon, and with it go its benefits.
That means you could find your home getting colder, managing temperature less well, and potentially even becoming subject to damp issues. And to add to the troubles, misted double glazing also looks dirty, lending an unfortunate, unwashed aesthetic to your windows.
There are three main options for dealing with misted double glazing, but one that stands out above the rest as the best choice.
You could learn to adapt and figure out ways to minimize the impact the poorly functioning double glazing can have on your home by airing things out and depending on central heating and air conditioning to keep the temperature more balanced. But that’s hardly ideal, and if you’re using more central heating, it’s going to get pretty expensive in the long run.
You could also replace all of the affected windows. If you’re looking for an excuse to boost your home’s style as well as performance, it’s a great way to go, but a bit drastic and costly if all you’re hoping to achieve is to handle the misted double glazing!
The better choice is to find a trusted and highly skilled supplier and installer to repair your misted double glazing or even to install replacement double glazing panels. It’s a proper fix rather than learning to live with it, and it’s just as effective as a full window replacement but much cheaper!
We’re experts when it comes to replacement double glazing, and we’ve fixed our fair share of misted double glazing, so rest assured we’re well equipped to help if you’ve spotted misting or any other issues in your double glazing! Get a free quote for replacement double glazing today!