Double glazing / condensation question.
if its an awkward shape, and so a new panel would be expensive, i believe there is some middle ground. something along the lines of drilling a tiny hole, inserting silica compound, and sealing the hole. I’ve not had it done, I’m sure there are plenty of places that do it, and could get you out of an expensive spot.Posted 11 months agoburko73Subscriber
Mate of mine does glazing. Just did mine at my place. Replaced a number of the internal glazed units without replacing the frame, saved me a fortune as the frames were good quality and in good condition still but the glass units had blown. You can buy online where you send the measurements and they make the unit but the measuring of it is a bit of an art and knowing how to get it out/ replace the seals helps. It’s one of those things that seems/ looks simple but could be an arse if you got it slightly out.
Where are You? I could give you his number if you’re in Hants/ Dorset.Posted 11 months agoB.A.NanaMember
Genuine question, is there any point? What’s the harm in leaving them?
A friend has at least one that’s gone and it’s just misted up a bit so it’s not perfectly transparent. I would imagine it’s not affected in any other way than just cosmetically. I suppose, some people want perfectly transparent glass with no misting / condensation which can’t be wiped away
What’s the harm in leaving them?, none I don’t think. His have been like that for a few years at least. I keep meaning to tell him that he can just replace the glass unit, but keep forgetting as it’s not a big deal.Posted 11 months ago
It’s not a problem per se, but we own the house and try to keep on top of these things – as much as we can. The other option would be to have a massive long list of things to replace and renew if we were to put the house on the market. To my mind; if we’re gonna spend the money, we might as well have the benefit.
@burko73 – West Dorset. If you PM me his number I can always see if it’s worth his while trekking over here for the sake of one panel. Cheers buddy. 🙂Posted 11 months agobobloMember
The units are dirt cheap and you can ‘upgrade’ to argon filled k glass (or whatever it’s called now) during the change over. Beware though, if it’s upstairs and a big unit, they’re awkward to handle off a ladder by yourself. I had a near catastrophe getting an old one out so called in a chum to help with the replacement to avoid dropping a new unit… The results would have been very messy…Posted 11 months ago
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