Glass replacement is an economical choice over whole window replacements. A failed glass unit with internal moisture has no thermal value and is no more than a single pane of glass. At Fogfree Window Restoration, we provide glass replacement services that are simple and quick with little to no disruption of your home or office.
Our glass replacement services upgrade your windows to the new building code standards with low ‘e’ and argon or krypton gas. While in some cases, we can replace the single pane units with thermal pane glass, you can also replace the clear glass with privacy opaque glass.
Benefits of Glass Replacement
Replacing your failed glass units with new ones will increase the resale value of your property. It is important that you carry out the replacements before listing so that you get the best value for your home. You can thus also eliminate low ball offers.
With our high-quality glass replacement jobs, we have become the preferred window repair company for many real estate agents and property managers. Our technicians can also update the look of your home by removing or changing the style of the grill in the window panes or use tinted glass.
Over the last few years, we have become a major supplier of replacement glass units for homeowners with Decora windows. Decora windows are known for their premature failure rate. You can tell if your windows are from Decora also by looking at the metal spacer bar between the glass panes; the name Decora will be printed on it.
Fogfree Window Restoration can source and replace most window hardware that includes:
Casement operators and hinges
Sash balancers for double-hung windows
Patio door rollers
We have recently completed rebuilding patio door rollers for 72 condo patio doors where the parts were no longer available. This resulted in considerable savings as compared to the replacement of all the patio doors.
Plusaire® Home Ventilation
Do you have to mop up the puddles of condensation on your window sills when the weather turns cold? If so, Plusaire® home ventilation is the solution to your cold weather window condensation problem.
What Is the Cause of Condensation?
Since the mid-1970s, builders have built homes to be energy efficient. In order to achieve this efficiency, high-quality windows and doors were used that were sealed up to stop any air leakage. This resulted in low heating costs, but sealing up the structure without considering the need for combustion or ventilation air caused a lot of new problems. The symptoms of a tight house are:
Condensation on the windows
Smoke escaping from the fireplace or woodstove
Mould or mildew
Residual cooking or smoking odours
General stale smell in the home
Since the common factor among the above problems is a tight house, it makes sense that if it is engineered to be less tight then the problems will disappear. This idea is an irony in itself since a house that had been made tight to save energy should now be loosened up to maintain a healthy environment within. Years ago houses were not built as tightly as now and these problems did not exist then.
With the installation of a Plusaire® ventilation system on the furnace, the tight house problems are corrected. The system works in two ways:
Kitchen and bathrooms
Hot water heater chimneys
In both cases, the fresh air is tempered and delivered around the house by the furnace ductwork. The whole house is now supplied with fresh air so that incomplete combustion and excessive moisture problems and toxic air are eliminated. Plusaire® systems provide 4 to 6 complete air changes a day.
Benefits of a Plusaire® System
The benefits that you can expect from a Plusaire® system are:
It eliminates up to 70% of your winter condensation within 48 hours by introducing dry, fresh outside air into the house.
It prevents the pooling of condensation on the window sills and mould growth on wet wood.
It eliminates the negative pressure created in your home by automatically providing the right amount of makeup air.
It prevents backdrafts in wood stoves, fireplaces, furnaces and hot water tanks.
It replaces the complete air volume of the house with fresh air 4 to 6 times in 24 hours automatically.
It eliminates airborne bacteria, viruses and mould spores in your environment, thus reducing winter sicknesses.
What Are You Breathing?
Some breathtaking facts about the air you breathe:
Indoor air is the number-one public health hazard. It is 100 times more polluted than the outside air.
Most of the illnesses are either caused or aggravated by polluted indoor air.
People suffering from breathing problems or allergies, children and the elderly folks are especially sensitive to indoor air pollutants.
Call us to learn more about our services and other related matters.