In order to fill a void in our service area, Capital is proud to offer a brand new service. "We fix foggy glass" is a guarantee from us that we can offer you solutions to your insulated glass problems that no one else can. Besides replacement, your windows may qualify as a candidate for our unique DEFOGGING process.
On average, it takes about 10 years for insulated glass to fail. There is nothing wrong with the glass. The desiccant materials inside are saturated with moisture and simply cannot hold any more.
The statement, "the seals on my window are broken", is not a factual statement. The insulated glass gets its "R-value" from the air space between the two pieces of glass being dry, not being sealed air tight. Engineers discovered they could fill the spacer bar inside with desiccant materials like silica gel pellets. This material absorbs moisture out of the air, but has no where to deposit it. That is why the glass fails, always. Eventually, the amount of moisture the desiccants absorb will saturate the material and absorption will stop. The moisture will begin to form on the surface of the glass. If left untreated, the mineral deposits will destroy the glass.
The process of defogging the windows begins with drilling into the glass. This allows us to clean the formerly inaccessible air gap between the panes. It also allows the moisture trapped in the desiccants to evaporate. After we clean, the drying period begins. This could take two weeks or 12 weeks depending on many factors like the size, the direction the window faces, is the window wood, metal or plastic, the age of the glass and the thickness of the air gap to name a few. Once the windows are dry, we will install our exclusive valve. This is a pressure relief valve that will allow moist air to escape. This will keep the windows dry for longer. Researchers have done accelerated tests to show that the process will last over 20 years as long as the rest of the window components are properly maintained.
Because we cannot control the homeowners responsibility to properly maintain the window, we are proud to offer a one year money back guarantee. If the moisture comes back, Capital will credit the owner for the dollar amount spent to dry the window towards the next approved repair option.
During a FREE consultation, we will explain all of your options. Capital will have a solution to your problem, guaranteed.