Windows do more than just lighting up rooms and providing ventilation. They can increase your home’s energy-efficiency and protection against harsh weather.
Seal failure is a common problem among homeowners. In this post, your local provider of replacement doors and windows discusses how to you can identify window seal failure.
Why Window Seals Fail
In between glass panes are gas-fill for insulation. Window seals lock in this gas to create a barrier for blocking outdoor temperatures from entering your home. This keeps your home at a comfortable temperature in very hot or cold weather.
If not installed properly, your window seals can fail in its first few years. The material for the sealant may be damaged or it wasn’t given enough time to cure. It can be also that the shipper or installer may have accidentally punctured the seal before installation.
Natural elements can lead to window seal failure as well. Your windows can easily fail if they aren’t suited for the area you reside in. Moisture can easily cause wood to rot and warp while aluminum can’t handle extreme weather events.
Moreover, window condensation can also lead to seal failure so make sure you wipe them as soon as they appear. If you fail to do so, the moisture buildup can lead to mold formation and eventually damage the window seals.
Invest in durable and energy-efficient replacement windows to keep your home protected and save on maintenance costs. Choose a trusted contractor like Renewal by Andersen of Nashville for high-quality windows and patio doors.
Spot Window Seal Failure
Minor window seal failures won’t really cause any damage and your window will still be able to handle moisture buildup. You will see more evident signs in extreme weathers during summer and winter.
You will see moisture buildup in between the glass panes that won’t be able to wipe off. You will see it once in a while until it finally settles in your windows. The dirtier your window becomes, the worse the condition of your window seals and you would have to replace your windows.
When it’s time to replace your windows and doors, you can rely on Renewal by Andersen of Nashville. We are your leading provider of energy-efficient windows and sliding doors. Call us at (615) 238-9463 or fill out our online form. We work with homeowners in Nashville, TN.