Your windows play a big role in your home’s comfort and energy efficiency. As your windows age, their seals may fail, which can impair their insulating properties, leading to uncomfortable drafts and soaring energy bills.
Read on as Renewal by Andersen® of Cape Cod discusses everything you need to know to address this issue.
The Purpose of Window Seals
High-quality modern replacement windows feature multiple panes with gas fills between the panes for maximum insulation. They contain a seal around the perimeter to lock the gas, thus maintaining an airtight fit. This prevents outdoor air from leading into your home, leading to a more comfortable interior.
Causes of Window Seal Failure
If there’s fogging, hazing or moisture between the glass panes as the temperature fluctuates, it’s likely that the window seal has failed. This may come and go depending on the weather conditions. You may also find yourself cranking up your heat when it’s cold out and AC when it’s hot out.
Window seals can fail for different reasons, including:
- Improper Installation – There might have been manufacturing or installation flaws if you have new windows and the seals have failed after a few years. The sealant might not be cured properly or the installer may have punctured the seal. To avoid this, make sure that you work with a certified contractor that provides custom-made, high-quality replacement windows, like Renewal by Andersen.
- Condensation – Condensation can build over time. When left neglected, mold can form and impair the seals.
- Climate – Windows that are not suited for your local climate may also be prone to seal failure. For one, wood can easily warp, rot and expand due to severe weather conditions.
At Renewal by Andersen of Cape Cod, we can help you keep your replacement windows in their best shape so you can enjoy a more comfortable and energy-efficient home year-round. Call us today at (508) 205-1200 or fill out our form to request a quote. We serve residents in Cape Cod, MA, and the surrounding communities.