Condensation can be a sign of a broken window unit. It forms on most double glazing and can appear in any of the following places.
- Inside of the glass pane.
- Inside between two glass panes.
- Outside of the glass pane.
How Sealed Units Break
Double glazed sealed units only break when fog or mist appears between the two glass panes. Any sign of misting or moisture between the two glass panes requires the full sealed unit to be replaced. Because over time the window will become mistier and full of moisture. Resulting in the window looking unsightly and increase heat loss. The performance of a modern sealed double glazed unit would be lost. A sealed double glazed unit helps to keep the cold out and keep energy generated heat in your home.
Condensation On The Inside of Windows
Having condensation on the inside of your double glazing usually means that there is a problem with the ventilation. This can indicate a problem with the property or the room that needs fixing. Condensation on the outside of your double glazed unit means that the unit is performing as it should. You will notice the condensation will disappear once the sun has risen. During the autumn months is when the most condensation phenomena happen and can last some time. Most often a picture frame effect can create misted rectangles and squares on the glass panes, with a clear edge. It does look strange, however, this is proof that the double glazing is performance how it should.
Replacing Broken Units
UK homeowners who have energy rated uPVC double glazing or aluminium. Replacing broken down sealed units can be a really simple process. Most window companies will be happy to replace a broken sealed unit. Replacing broken sealed units is inexpensive, so it’s worth picking a good local window company that can provide this service.
Homes and other properties using older window systems such as timber double glazing. May find the cost of replacements more expensive, due to the units being secured into the frame using putty instead of wooden beads.
When Should I Replace a Broken Window Unit?
Replacing sealed units that have become broke is not necessary or important during the summer. However, it is important to have work carried out before the winter returns. Broken sealed units can leak your expensive energy out of your home. This makes your heating system work harder to keep your home warm. Failed units can be unsightly, they are worth replacing before winter. Make your doors and windows defective sealed once again to regain energy efficiency.
We Can Help!
St Helens windows can provide a replacement sealed unit for your aluminium and uPVC double glazed systems. So if you would like a free no-obligation quote why not speak to one of our home improvement advisors on 01744 611203