According to window replacement companies, the seals are one of the most important components of your windows. This is because without them, your window’s lifespan can be drastically shortened, and your home could lose its energy efficiency capabilities. As such, it’s vital that your window seals don’t fail. Unfortunately, some homeowners don’t know how to identify if their window’s seals have failed.
Here are the different ways you can tell if the seals of your windows have failed.
The Ice Trick
Usually, if your window’s seals have failed, condensation will be visible on your windows. However, this doesn’t always happen. Thankfully, you can use a piece of ice to confirm your suspicions. To do this, wipe down both sides of your window, and then rub the ice on a small area of the window for a few seconds. Once you’ve done that, remove the ice and wipe the window again. If moisture is still visible on the window after you’ve wiped both sides, it means you have a broken seal.
If your window’s seals are broken, you can ask a professional like Renewal by Andersen® Midwest to repair your windows. However, if the damage is too extensive, you’ll need to install energy-efficient replacement windows in their place instead.
Alternatively, you can also check your windows for glass distortion to try and see if their seals are broken. To check for glass distortion, stand outside away from your window and compare your reflection between the window that you suspect has a broken seal and the ones that are still in good condition. If your reflection is warped in one of the windows, then it’s likely that the seal is broken, and the windows will have to be repaired or replaced.
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