Dirty double-paned windows

» Site Navigation
Home Page The Villages Maps The Villages Activities The Villages Clubs The Villages Book Healthcare Rentals Real Estate Section Classified Section The Villages Directory Home Improvement Site Guidelines Advertising Info Register Now Video Tutorials Frequently Asked Questions
» Newsletter Signup
» Premium Tower
» Advertisements
» Trending News
» Tower Sponsors




















» Premium Sponsors
» Banner Sponsors
» Advertisements
Closed Thread
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 12-05-2019, 09:02 AM
SanFranDianne's Avatar
SanFranDianne SanFranDianne is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Sanibel full-time since April 1, 2013
Posts: 130
Thanks: 7
Thanked 19 Times in 8 Posts
Default Dirty double-paned windows

What can be done to get the dirt out between double-paned windows. We cleaned inside and outside, but the windows still look dirty.
Attached Thumbnails
dirty-window-jpg  
  #2  
Old 12-05-2019, 09:04 AM
graciegirl's Avatar
graciegirl graciegirl is offline
Sage
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 38,586
Thanks: 3,374
Thanked 3,220 Times in 1,118 Posts
Send a message via AIM to graciegirl
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SanFranDianne View Post
What can be done to get the dirt out between double-paned windows. We cleaned inside and outside, but the windows still look dirty.
If you call warranty, they will replace them. (small charge) Thermoseal busted.
__________________
It is better to laugh than to cry.
  #3  
Old 12-05-2019, 08:15 PM
villagetinker's Avatar
villagetinker villagetinker is offline
Sage
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Village of Pinellas
Posts: 6,224
Thanks: 0
Thanked 945 Times in 418 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by graciegirl View Post
If you call warranty, they will replace them. (small charge) Thermoseal busted.
Gracie, you beat me! Yes, I agree it looks like the seal has failed, not sure warranty will cover in all instances, but yes call warranty, and they will provide the original window supplier, and hopefully the supplier will stand behind their product and replace, there might be a cost for the actual replacement, but not for the actual new window.
__________________
Pennsylvania, for 60+ years, most recently, Allentown, now TV.
  #4  
Old 12-05-2019, 09:27 PM
Toymeister's Avatar
Toymeister Toymeister is offline
Veteran member
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 913
Thanks: 5
Thanked 574 Times in 217 Posts
Default

It is covered for 10 years, as I recall, for the original owners. 75.00 "service fee" per half window. No warranty? (Over 10 years) 250.00

About six weeks from call to install.
  #5  
Old 12-05-2019, 11:03 PM
Nucky's Avatar
Nucky Nucky is offline
Sage
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 10,081
Thanks: 2,719
Thanked 1,651 Times in 739 Posts
Default

Just happened to one of our windows. It's 31 or 32 years old. Should I call Warranty? Oh, I'll cut them a break since the A/C unit lasted the same amount of time. That window being foggy is driving me nuts. I thought my cataract grew back.

Does anyone know of a company that will come to the house and cut the window and put it back in immediately? Is there such a service? No handyman, please. A good window company that you have used. Thank You Berry Much!
  #6  
Old 12-05-2019, 11:21 PM
tophcfa's Avatar
tophcfa tophcfa is offline
Soaring Eagle member
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Wherever I happen to be.
Posts: 2,408
Thanks: 1,021
Thanked 2,327 Times in 727 Posts
Default

Bummer, failed seal. Usually more cost effective to replace then fix. Hope it is still under warranty. We have the same problem with the Patio Slider, house built in 1996 so no warranty applies. Having a hard time finding someone that is willing to replace it at a reasonable cost, going to do it myself this winter when I bring my tools south. Wishing you the best fixing the problem.
  #7  
Old 12-06-2019, 06:17 AM
john&joanCarter john&joanCarter is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SanFranDianne View Post
What can be done to get the dirt out between double-paned windows. We cleaned inside and outside, but the windows still look dirty.
Have the window replaced. the seal is broken
  #8  
Old 12-06-2019, 06:42 AM
SanFranDianne's Avatar
SanFranDianne SanFranDianne is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Sanibel full-time since April 1, 2013
Posts: 130
Thanks: 7
Thanked 19 Times in 8 Posts
Default

Thank you everyone for your very helpful replies. The house was finished in November 2012, so the warranty should apply. Onward and upward!
  #9  
Old 12-06-2019, 08:11 AM
Tom53 Tom53 is offline
Member
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 89
Thanks: 21
Thanked 98 Times in 42 Posts
Default

I had the same issue with one of mine (4 years old). I knew it was out of the 1 year warranty, but called Home Warranty for advice. They directed me to T&D Windows (352-748-0061). The window was covered under the 10 year warranty, so I just paid the $75 for labor.
  #10  
Old 12-06-2019, 10:08 AM
OhioBuckeye OhioBuckeye is offline
Veteran member
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 948
Thanks: 0
Thanked 161 Times in 128 Posts
Default Ohiobuckeye

Quote:
Originally Posted by SanFranDianne View Post
What can be done to get the dirt out between double-paned windows. We cleaned inside and outside, but the windows still look dirty.
Hate to tell you but that's not dirt, it's condensation. You have a seal that's leaking. Windows that they put in aren't the greatest. I think this is one of the biggest issues that I've heard in TV. Sorry!
  #11  
Old 12-06-2019, 10:16 AM
karostay's Avatar
karostay karostay is offline
Soaring Eagle member
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Conn/Maine /
Posts: 2,469
Thanks: 57
Thanked 993 Times in 375 Posts
Default

Just replaced 5 slider windows in my lanai this week free replacement 10 year warranty seals failed $1000 install Window world
I asked the Tech how many seals fail he said 1000's
__________________
Don't take life Too Serious ..It isn't permanent

Last edited by karostay; 12-07-2019 at 06:54 AM.
  #12  
Old 12-06-2019, 11:15 AM
Marcie Marcie is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

had same problem, but it was not dirt. seal that keeps the insulation in between the panes had broken and the residue was gaseous material. luckily, was still under manufacturer's 10-year for frames and windows, but I will have to pay for the installation.
  #13  
Old 12-06-2019, 11:35 AM
JP's Avatar
JP JP is offline
Veteran member
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: The Village of St. James and Marquette, Michigan
Posts: 710
Thanks: 0
Thanked 46 Times in 22 Posts
Default

I had to have 9 replaced in my house. All broken seals. Kinda ridiculous. My neighbor had 10 replaced. Poor quality windows.
__________________
"I am a great believer in luck, and I find that the harder I work, the more I have of it." -Thomas Jefferson
  #14  
Old 12-06-2019, 12:49 PM
Alana33 Alana33 is offline
Member
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 73
Thanks: 897
Thanked 40 Times in 24 Posts
Default

I bought a home that had the same issues.
Drove me crazy as I love clean windows.
I replaced all the windows. Pricey but problem solved.
Good luck.
  #15  
Old 12-06-2019, 03:03 PM
Paula Paula is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 28
Thanks: 1
Thanked 17 Times in 5 Posts
Default

Hang curtains. Then you won't see it! :-)
Closed Thread

Tags
windows, dirty, double-paned, inside, cleaned

Thread Tools

You are viewing a new design of the TOTV site. Click here to revert to the old version.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:00 PM.