Window woes can be fixed
How many times have you had to replace windows due to moisture or “sweating” between the panes? Since the 1970’s, dual-pane windows have become the standard for new construction and replacement windows. Homeowners are often surprised to find their window seals failing after just 10 years or less.
Once a window’s seal has failed, it can not only develop unsightly condensation, but it can lose its thermal value, which defeats the purpose of the dual pane glass. Left untreated, you won’t only pay more to heat and cool your home, but they you may have to pay more to fix the problem too. For decades the only solution to this common household issue has been to replace the glass or window, which can be expensive, intrusive and time consuming.
A New Solution
Now there is a fast, effective, on-site process that permanently removes the moisture without replacing the glass and at a fraction of the cost. Sounds too good to be true? The unique process relies on the installation of a small, inconspicuously placed air vent that allows the window to dry through evaporation. The process has been proven and tested for more than a decade and has been utilized to successfully restore hundreds of thousands of windows in the US and Canada.
How the Process Works
A Restoration Technician begins by drilling a small hole in an upper and lower corner of the failed window. Using specialized equipment and solutions, the interior space is cleaned and rinsed. After evacuating the solutions, patent-pending Microvents are installed over the drill holes. Each day, as the air temperature increases, rising air pressure forces the remaining moisture out the Micro-vents leaving the window dry and clear. This permanently restores the visibility and thermal qualities of the window as wet saturated air is replaced with a dry buffer of air between the panes. The cleaning and installation process usually takes only 15-20 minutes for an average window and most windows completely dry out within a 2-3 weeks following the service. The repair is guaranteed to be effective for 10 years.
In today’s competitive home market, a clean home inspection report is more important than ever. It is recommended that homeowners visually inspect their windows at least twice a year to identify problematic windows at the earliest signs of failure. Any hint of vapor or condensation between the panes indicates seal failure and the earlier failed windows are treated, the higher the likelihood they can be fully restored to their original clarity.
Restoration vs. Replacement
Moisture Removal service costs 50% less on average than the cost of installing replacement glass and can save even more compared to full window replacement. While replacement can take a week or more to order and install the glass, restoration is quick and non-intrusive. While the restoration service can be applied to most dual-pane windows, those with tempered glass or with severe staining usually do require replacement.