Misted Glass / Broken Glass Replacement
When a glass sealed unit breaks down, an ingress of water vapour occurs between the panes, this is a natural occurrence caused by atmospheric conditions and weathering during the lifetime of the unit.
All Purpose Glazing can solve this problem by replacing the offending unit in your window.
Can your existing misted up glass Unit be repaired?
There are companies within the industry right now that claim they can repair your existing misted up glass double glazed units by drilling holes into the unit and injecting chemicals through the holes which absorb the moisture within the unit this remove the fog & condensation which has built up within the unit. Once the chemicals have been injected the holes are then sealed with plastic valves. Not only is this very messy, but how can they drill into toughened glass? You can view this procedure on YouTube. we do not recommend or carry out such procedures.
Is this form of repair a permenant solution to the problem?
No as the moisture and condensation between the glass may initially appear to have been removed the seal on the double glazed unit is still broken. This means the cause of the initial failure will still be allowing air and moisture to be sucked into the Double Glazed Unit.
The anti-moisture granules (similar to the silica gel found in new shoe boxes) within the spacer bar of the double glazed unit have already been saturated with moisture and are now useless. While initially this looks like the problem has been solved, in actual fact it’s an expensive temporary fix.
What about the White Marks and Stains left stuck between the panes?
As the moisture leaks in between the panes it will undoubtedly leave streaks between the panes. Not only does this leave annoying streaks but the inflow of moisture allows an invisible buildup of bacteria to grow in between the 2 panes.
Replacing the misted up glass Unit Really is The Only Option.
With a repair the underlying problems are still there. Not only is it more cost effective and a lot cleaner to replace the misted up sealed unit, it is far less labour intensive and will work out more cheaper in the long run.