Condensation between window panes.


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Old 11-29-17, 03:06 PM
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Condensation between window panes.

On days where there's a significant difference between outdoor and indoor temperature I'm finding condensation on the inside of the window. House is about 9 years old. Cosmetically the window looks fine. What are my options?
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Old 11-29-17, 03:14 PM
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The IGU (the entire double pane insulating glass unit) should be replaced. Any commercial glass company can do this for you. In some cases, you might want to get the window company to do it so that it matches exactly. Or you can order the entire sash so that it's like brand new again- not a "repair".
 
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Old 11-29-17, 03:17 PM
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I did my first repair this fall, not to difficult and the window was only around $100.

Looks like a vinyl, casement, even easier!
 
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Old 11-29-17, 03:19 PM
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Should i attempt to see if these are under warranty before doing this at my own cost?

Marq1, how did you "repair" it?
 
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Old 11-29-17, 03:22 PM
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Up to you. If you are lucky, the company might still be in business. But then you are still on the hook for the labor to install it. IMO it's not worth the hassle unless it's a name brand window. The glass itself is not the expensive part, the labor is.
 
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Old 11-29-17, 03:32 PM
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After 9 years it will not be under warranty.

Basically there is a channel or flange on the inside that pops off, the IGU is held in the frame by double sided foam tape, there is probably a bead of silicone/caulk on the outside.

That is as simplistic as it gets, check out Youtube videos to get the basics then come back with specific questions.
 
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Old 11-29-17, 03:54 PM
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Most window companies do 10 years full replacement, and up to 20 pro rated. But like I said... if your company is still in business... if you are first owner, have proof of purchase or a copy of the warranty. Vinyl companies come and go. Labor is never included.
 
 

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