How do I fix misted up double glazing?
With winter encroaching, adverse weather and damp are just around the corner. As the cold creeps in, homeowners across the country are not only having to contend with adverse weather but the damp and condensation that can result from poorly sealed windows and doors.
To ensure your home is properly sealed from the elements, it is particularly important that your double glazing is functioning properly. Condensation, also known as misting, can cause a multitude of issues for homeowners. From damp and mould to costly utility bills, it is paramount that your property is insulated to an adequate standard. Doing so ensures your home is not only kept warm and dry but also ensures your family stay healthy throughout the chillier winter months.
Why is there misting within my double glazed windows?
It’s important to note that condensation on the outside of your window is nothing to worry about. External mist is a sign your windows are functioning properly, by keeping moisture and damp out of your home. However, if you’ve noticed condensation and mist in between your glass panes, then this could mean a window seal has failed.
Seals don’t fail overnight. However, if your property has older style windows then there will be an increased chance of a seal breaking from age. Abrasive chemical cleaners can also harm your window seals and cause permanent damage to your double glazing.
To ensure your home stays properly insulated through the winter months, it’s important to resolve this issue as soon as possible. If your double glazing is not functioning properly, you could encounter several issues that can result from cold, wet weather such as damp, mould and mildew. Without proper seals, you could also face costly utility bills further down the line.
How can I fix misting in my double glazing?
If your windows are older, then you might want to consider replacing both the frames and glazing. Broken seals typically occur in older windows, and there’s a chance your existing windows have reached their use-by date. Window fabrication has come a long way in recent years, and you might want to consider modern aluminium or uPVC windows. Your choice will depend on the unique specifications of your property and your own unique tastes.
Interior condensation is also a sign it’s time to refurbish your property. If you find yourself regularly wiping down your windows, then your interior spaces will be at risk of mould, mildew and damp. It’s important to ensure your home is sealed to an appropriate standard to ensure it stays warm and dry.
Suitable in both contemporary and traditional homes, uPVC windows have become an increasingly popular choice for homeowners in recent years. Highly durable and resilient in the face of adverse weather, modern uPVC windows have a long lifespan and will continue delivering optimal energy efficiency ratings for years to come.
The fabrication of aluminium windows has come a long way in recent years. Traditionally used in commercial properties for strength and durability, advancements in modern technology have allowed manufacturers to engineer slimmer, more energy-efficient frames that are suitable in both traditional and contemporary homes. Like uPVC, aluminium windows are highly secure and are available in a variety of different colours and styles.
Double glazing at Majestic Designs
At Majestic Designs, we engineer only the very best in energy-efficient double glazing, delivering A+14 ratings across our range of windows. For more than 18 years, our fully employed leading teams of highly trained FENSA accredited and MTC registered installers have guided homeowners through the installation process, from consultation to finished project, boasting a wealth of knowledge and expertise.
We manufacture our products right here in Somerset, offering a 10-year guarantee across our range of windows. Engineered to your exact specifications in our state-of-the-art factories, you can rest assured your new windows will be manufactured to your own personal tastes and the unique aesthetics of your property with only the highest quality materials.
If you are experiencing condensation and misting in your home and would like more information about double glazed windows at Majestic Designs, then contact us today.