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We have insulated windows. Two of them have developed

fogging between the glass. They...
We have insulated windows. Two of them have developed fogging between the glass. They say this is a broken seal. Why can't they be resealed as opposed to changing out the glass?
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The seal is formed when the 2 panes of glass are put together at the factory. The seal cannot be repaired. You'd break the glass in any attempt to get them apart to reseal. Replacing the glass is the only fix.

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