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Local glass companies don't manufacture thermopane window panels. They order them from a manufacturer. The argon is there to improve thermal efficiency not to stop fogging. Fogging is caused when the seals between the 2 panes of glass fail. thermopane manufacturers routinely inject argon into thermopane panels
So the glass company should be able to repair your door
The only question I would have for them is can they get a panel made that has a similar looking metal grid between the panes of glass
Probably not a big deal but worth the inquiry
ok - thanks for the clarification - I guess I misunderstood the role of argon gas.
what sort of question(s) should I ask to ensure they use the correct techniques to prevent fogging?
All thermopane panels should come with a 5 ot 10 year warranty against seal failure. The sealing is done at the factory not by the glass company.
sorry that's 5 OR 10 year warranty
ah - ok cool - that should help me when talking to the glass guy later
anything else you can think of that I should keep in mind?
Just ask about matching the grid and I'd want to be sure the glass company has been around for a while so you have some confidence that they'll still be around if the warranty becomes an issue.
This is a pretty routine repair for a glass company
sounds good. thank you for your help! A+
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