We all know that double glazed windows are a great way to keep your home well insulated and drive down your heating bills. All year round, they’re a gift that keeps on giving – keeping your home warm in the winter and pleasantly cool in the summer.

Yet, for all the myriad energy benefits of installing double glazed windows, we also expect our windows to give us a dazzling view of the outside world while also affording us every lux of natural light available to us. Thus, even the most energy efficient windows on the market are diminished when they become cloudy and unclear.

If your windows have lost their crystal clear transparency and have become clouded or misty, the good news is that you don’t always need to replace them. With the right know-how, they can be repaired. How? The key lies in understanding what causes the problem…

What Causes Misted Double Glazed Windows?

Misty double glazed windows occur when the sealing around a unit fails and condensation is allowed to collect between the panes of glass. It is particularly common in climates where wet winters and high humidity levels are prevalent.

Usually, condensation can simply be wiped away when it occurs on the inner or outer sides of the unit, but when it occurs between glass panes it is frustratingly inaccessible.

Can You Repair Misted Double Glazed Windows?

Fortunately, there are a number of fixes which can be deployed to make those windows sparkling clear once more…

Invest In A Dehumidifier

Most windows have tiny silica balls within the frame to absorb any moisture that creeps into the unit. Still, you can help to prevent moisture from entering the unit by dehumidifying your interior.

A dehumidifier may not always solve the problem of misted windows, but it’s nonetheless a worthy investment. It’s also the cheapest and easiest fix available.

Replace The Seal / Gasket

Because misted windows are inevitably caused by a failure of the units seal/gasket, replacing this may get your windows flawlessly clear once more.

In most cases, you will be able to do this yourself by prising the seal out with a slender flat knife. Take it to your local DIY store and they should be able to furnish you with a replacement seal.

If they don’t carry the exact same seal there will likely be a universal model which will do the job.

Replace The Unit

If you want to be absolutely sure that you’ve solved the problem of misted double glazed windows for good, the ‘nuclear option’ is to replace the entire unit.

While this can be costly, many newer units come with warranties which last for decades, giving you the peace of mind that comes from knowing that you can enjoy year after year of flawlessly clear windows.

Here at Cosyhomes Windows, we offer double glazed glass panels at the most competitive prices. Also, by changing your glass over to energy efficient glass, you could save up to £175 per year (Energy Savings Trust).

Get in touch with us to find out more about our window repair services.

How Cosyhomes Windows Can Help

We offer a host of double glazing glass units repair and replacement services combined with the highest standards of customer service and a passion for bringing you superior value for money.

If your once pristine windows have begun to show signs of misting, get in touch with us today. We have the skills, knowledge, expertise and passion to restore your windows to their former glory.