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Gas encased window broke, what could be the cause?

The window has a crack from top top bottom on the lower section. The window is 10 years old. Has never been exposed to extreme heat or cold. Please help with ideas, before we replace. Thanks Mike

Asked by Michael Knauer
Posted Tue, 12/31/2013 - 11:56

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Mike,
Are there any children or teenagers in your house?

Answered by Martin Holladay, GBA Advisor
Posted Tue, 12/31/2013 - 13:22

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What kind of window? Double hung, picture, casement? My initial guess is settling.

Answered by Aaron Vander Meulen
Posted Wed, 01/01/2014 - 19:13

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I have cheapo "builder grade" windows in my home now and one broke on its own after 4 years since it was installed. Another window broke about after 5 years. Neither of them were impacted. As someone mentioned, most likely it is settlement of the home and the window frames are pretty flimsy on most windows unless they are steel reinforced.

Answered by Peter L
Posted Wed, 01/01/2014 - 20:09

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