Why Are My Double-Glazed Windows Wet Inside The Pane?

Double glazing is a modern, efficient solution for your windows, that helps keep the cold out, and the heat in your home. But as many homeowners will know, double-glazed windows are not without their problems, such as when water gets in-between the panes of glass.

As winter approaches, and we all look for ways to keep the house warm, it might be time to take a closer look at your double glazing, and check it is functioning correctly. We have a look at why water can get inside.

Double-glazed windows are designed with two panes of glass, separated by a small gap of air. This gap acts as an additional insulating barrier, making it harder for heat and noise to pass through.

If you’ve had your double glazing for some time, you might have noticed water droplets in the gap, which can mean that the seal around the double glazing has become loose or broken down over time. Even a tiny gap in the seal can allow moisture to get inside.

To get rid of it, first, you need to discover what has caused it in the first place. As mentioned above, old, deteriorating seals can be a reason, with the other part of the equation coming from the moisture that gets in.

There are so many day-to-day activities that release moisture into the air in your home, from cooking, boiling the kettle, washing up, bathing and showering, and even breathing. You can’t simply stop doing these things, but you can minimise the amount of moisture that stays inside your home.

Try to keep your home well ventilated by opening windows and doors whenever possible. Obviously, that’s not ideal in winter, given that it will also let the heat escape, but it’s one way of reducing the condensation inside your windows.


If you’ve got misted double glazing and looking for expert repair services, then talk to us today.