Fixing Your Window Seal
When it comes to window seal repair and replacement, you don’t want to take the job on yourself. Trust the glass professionals at Glass Solutions to use their experience to repair a broken window seal in your Durham home. We know when a seal can be repaired and when it needs to be replaced. Our team has the right tools to get the job done efficiently so that your windows are fully-functioning once again.
Glass Solutions is here to protect your windows against water damage, and maintain your home’s energy efficiency, as well as avoid foggy windows as a result of broken window seals.
What is a Window Seal?
Windows contain a perimeter seal to ensure an airtight fit. The window is filled with gas insulation like argon so the sealant locks in the gas and prevents outside air from coming inside. These windows are referred to as thermal windows, thermal panes, and insulated windows. The seal around the window protects the insulated glass, but it can become faulty. When this happens, the inert gases can escape, resulting in air and moisture getting in between the panes, causing the insulation to be compromised.
Signs Your Windows Seal is Damaged
Many people don’t know their window seal is damaged because they don’t know what signs to look for. Here are a couple of indications that it’s time to call Glass Solutions to have your window seal repaired or replaced:
One of the first signs is usually a foggy appearance on your windows that you can’t wipe away because it’s actually inside the window.
Increasing Energy Bills
When your energy bills increase for no obvious reason, it could be due to your windows not insulating properly. This means your home isn’t as energy efficient as it should be and is costing you more money as a result.
Mold Growth & Water Damage
If your window seals aren’t functioning as they should, you may notice mold growth and water damage. These issues can impact your family’s health.
When you notice any of these issues, call the professional window repair team at Glass Solutions in Durham to take care of the problem so it doesn’t get worse and cause more damage to your home.
What Causes a Window Seal to Fail?
There are several reasons your window seal is failing.
- Faulty window installation can lead to pressure on the glass panes.
- The window is old.
- The area around the window has been power-washed or a heat gun was used to strip paint or varnish from a window frame.
- Settling of the house and high winds can put pressure on the glass panes and lead to weak window seals.
Most window seals may be guaranteed from three to 15 years. If the seal fails within that time, the manufacturer will often provide a new window. If it’s past that time frame, it’s usually your responsibility to get it fixed.