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Moisture / Condensation between Glass Panes

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12-29-11, 01:11 PM   #1  
Moisture / Condensation between Glass Panes


I have a home about 8 years old and some of the windows have condensation between the window panes. I have herd/seen on the web companies that can repaire (driil holes and vent) to cure this problem, but, do know if this is a good recommended procedure? or do I just have the window panes replaced. The Window frames are good.

Thank you.
ps. I live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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12-29-11, 02:05 PM   #2  
If they are one of the name brand windows they should be covered under a warranty. Post the brand and let's see what some of the pros say.


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12-29-11, 02:54 PM   #3  
On the aluminum frame between the window panes, it says "Decora Window and Door Systems 2003". Does this help? They were installed by the builder .

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12-29-11, 03:50 PM   #4  
From what I have read, Decora went bankrupt, so its not likely a warranty claim against them would go anywhere.

Your best bet is to call a glass company and have them come out and measure your glass and replace it. The ppl who drill holes in glass are usually scammers. Failed IGU's will usually get deposits between the glass that look like calcium deposits, and drilling a hole in the glass will not make them look clean again.

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12-30-11, 08:16 AM   #5  
I do see a decora web site ( Decora Window & Door Systems ) is this a different company then?

no harm in calling I suppose.

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12-30-11, 09:17 AM   #6  
I'm not familiar with them, but maybe they were in the US and went bankrupt here? Since that site is in Canada, I would definitely give them a call. You're right, can't hurt.

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12-30-11, 09:47 AM   #7  
We replace a lot of glass every year due to fogging between the panes - the moisture you're seeing is because the seal failed.

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01-11-12, 08:47 AM   #8  
The frames and panes could be okay, but the seals could be inefficient. If they are not energy efficient, they conduct heat, which drops the temperature of the air around the glass. I don't know about drilling holes in your windows... not something I've heard of before and I'm not sure how it could help (I could be wrong).**** talks a little bit about it, and the ****** site explains it a little more in depth.

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