If winter is approaching, increases in atmospheric moisture will be putting additional strain on aging and shoddily installed double glazing seals alike.
If you're one of the unlucky folk to have experienced this problem, you're probably eager to find a cheap, quick and simple solution.
If so, you've found the right place.
If I was to say this was due to moisture between panes, you would probably accuse me of oversimplifying the issue. And if you've recently (within the last five years or so) shelled out big on your double glazing, you probably want to know more.
But before I get to that, just let me assure you that you're not alone. This is a common problem our customers experience, and we have on the road a team of double glazing experts who can repair the problem, meaning you avoid the cost of a full refit.
That's the good news. But you're probably still wondering why your glazing has misted up.
You have essentially hit a sealing issue. In the parlance of the double glazing professional, your seals have 'blown'. This is perfectly acceptable for fifteen year old units. Gee, nothing lasts forever.
But if you've only had your units for less than five years, it's reasonably acceptable to blame the issue on shoddy workmanship --- either due to the manufacturing process or installation process. But misting can also be due to the quality of the frame, and whether the frame was designed for double glazing or not.
Poorly sealed units can typically be expected to 'blow' within one/two years after installation, exasperated by a harsh winter. The size or 'load' of the window can also act as a stimulus. Large conservatory windows are particularly vulnerable to misting if the workmanship has been below par.
If you stand close to your window frame, you should notice an aluminium spacer frame between the panes of glass. The outer edges of the spacers should have a nice thick seal. This is sealed during the manufacturing process.
This seal is to function as an airtight barrier, keeping pesky atmospheric moisture at bay.
And getting even more funky, the inner bar of the spacer is perforated (filled) with a desiccant --- a substance that maintains a state of dryness.
This substance kills off the small amounts of moisture that makes its way through a well-sealed unit.
And as the winter peaks, so does moisture in the air. Either aging or poorly fitted seals will give in, thus allowing excess moisture into the panes. The desiccant will absorb the excess moisture until it becomes overrun. The moisture will thus occupy the inner panes, which is (rather annoyingly) impossible to wipe clean!
You notice the situation and seek a solution. That's where we come in.