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Repairing Double Paned Windows
Editor In Chief, United Home Improvement
Several problems may lead to a double pane window needing repairs.
You may have moisture between the lites or maybe the inner glass is
broken. It is important to know that double pane windows are factory
sealed. For this reason, it is often impossible to repair the window
without losing the insulating benefits.
If you are experiencing moisture between the lites, you cannot make
a repair. Moisture between the lites means that the seal has failed
and that the desiccant has reached saturation. You can, however,
replace the IGU (Insulating Glass Unit) without replacing the entire
If you have broken the inner glass on your double pane window, you
will have to have your window replaced. By simply replacing the
inner glass, your windows will no longer be factory sealed, which
would mean that they were no longer double pane windows.
For problems related to your double pane windows, it is best to find
out who made the windows. Once you know who made the windows you can
try contacting them about possible warranty service and suggestions
on possible repairs.