Moisture/dirt in double pane windows

Old 04-29-07, 03:10 PM
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Moisture/dirt in double pane windows

I'm rehabbing a 30 year old house and 2 of the front windows have moisture and dirt between the panes on some double pane windows. It's odd, every window in this little house is identical size 3' X 4' and these the other 8 are all fine. I hate to replace them, and wanted to know if there's any way to disassemble them, clean them and put them back in.

It'll pee me off a bit to replace them as I can buy "mill finish" for $55/each but then would need 3 so the front of the house looks uniform. To match the bronze finish I have to buy more double pane (which really don't do much good down here in TX) at $115/each.

Any way to do this guys?


Old 04-29-07, 03:37 PM
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Moisture/dirt in double pane windows

The seals in your Insulating Glass Units (IGUs) are apparently leaking. Your choice is to have the IGUs replaced or to replace the entire window. You could possibly replace the IGUs yourself after you purchased them. Considering that you have several panels to replace, the cost to have the replacement done by others may be cheaper.

You have already looked at the costs of replacing the entire windowss and problems assiciated with an entire replacement. Call a glass company to get prices for the number of units you need. You find it is the best way to go. Replacement of IGUs in place by a glass company is very fast with little trouble.

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Dual pane windows with a LowE2 or LowE3 coating are actually more effective in the hot southern environment than they are in the cold north at saving energy.

Although parts of Texas and southern Florida are still not quite getting that message, most of the rest of the south seems to have caught on.

Sounds like the house you are rehabbing was a little bit ahead of the curve.

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