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Double pane slider

A couple questions about a double pane sliding window.

First, it appears the seal has broken as moisture is visible between the panes and the window is no longer clear. I am inclined to just leave it alone since the window is in a room that doesn't get much use right now. Are there disadvantages to not repairing the window? Is there a risk of any kind of water damage if it goes without repair too long?

If I do replace the window, I am not clear if I have to replace both halves. The fixed half is the one with the broken seal, but the moving half is fine. I did some quick browsing for pricing and didn't find anywhere that sells an individual panel. I would like to replace just the damaged panel, and maybe the sill spacer.

If an individual replacement panel can be purchased, where might I find a marking on the window to indicate the manufacturer? I would want the replacement to match the remaining panel and that may not happen with a different manufacturer.
 
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If your lucky there may be some info to id it in the bottom right hand corner of the glass.
If not try removing the movable sash and see if there's a sticker of some form of markings on it.
 
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Old 09-10-13, 08:04 PM
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To answer your questions, no it doesn't usually hurt anything to leave it as is. Although a couple times I have seen some with so much water in them that they could be used as an aquarium for fish. You have to replace both pieces of glass, which together form an insulating glass unit (IGU). If you can't identify the mfg and order one from them, or on warranty from the installer/mfg, you will need to order one at a commercial glass shop. If you can take the sash to them it will make their job a lot easier and probably less expensive for you.

Sometimes it isn't possible to match the color of the low-e glass in some of the older windows exactly.
 
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There are no markings that I can find other than an inspection sticker. I wondered if there might be something hidden somewhere.
I understand that both pieces of glass have to be replaced- I was asking if both the fixed window and the movable window have to be replaced. Maybe I am not looking in the right places but I don't see that I can buy just the half I need.
As for the matching, I was more concerned about the color of the white frame around the glass, not the glass itself.
I hadn't thought of just removing the window and taking it to glass shop. I suppose they could take a couple quick measurements and order what I need. The window comes apart easily enough that I could put it back together while I wait for the new one to arrive.

Anyway, I measured and was ready to get something shipped to me but I don't want to buy the entire window if I don't have to. I only want to replace the fixed window with the bad seal.
 
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Old 09-11-13, 04:28 AM
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For clarification, the window is the entire window, the sash is the individual frames and the glass is an insulating glass unit. Bring the sash to a glass shop. They can order the insulating glass unit and either you or they can install it.
 
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Yeah, just to clarify, there is nothing "white" that needs to be replaced. You remove 4pc of your "white" glazing stop. The old glass comes out, and the new IGU goes in, and your white glazing strips are reused.
 
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I guess a glass shop is the way to go. Sorry I don't have the terminology straight.
I didn't see a way to disassemble the unit so I figured the white glazing was part of it.
I suppose a shop can order what I need and I can do the easy swap. Thanks.
 
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