Window Seal Failure: 5 Signs to Look For

Have you ever noticed your windows getting foggy, drafty, or difficult to open and close? These could be signs of window seal failure, a common issue that can negatively impact the efficiency and comfort of your living space. As a reliable provider of high-performance replacement windows, Renewal by Andersen® shares five signs of window seal failure.

1. Condensation Between Glass Panes

Condensation between glass panes occurs when moisture penetrates the window due to broken seals, compromising the insulating properties of the glass. As a result, the window may lose its efficiency, causing your energy bills to rise and your home to become less comfortable.

2. Drafty Windows

When seals break, they allow outside air to enter your home while letting conditioned air from your living spaces escape. This can also lead to higher energy bills, as your heating and cooling system struggles to maintain the desired temperature in your home.

3. Distorted or Cracked Glass

Broken seals can cause pressure imbalances between the glass panes, resulting in glass distortion or cracks. In addition to being unsightly, distorted or cracked glass can pose safety hazards and should be addressed as soon as possible.

4. Difficulty Closing Windows

If it’s hard to open or close your windows, this may have been caused by misaligned or stuck window sashes. Forcing a window with a broken seal to open or close could also further damage the frame.

5. Peeling Paint or Damaged Wood Around Windows

When seals deteriorate, moisture can seep into the frame and cause paint to peel and wood to rot. This affects the appearance of your windows and may lead to peeling paint or damaged wood around the windows.

Get in Touch With Us Today!

The best possible fix for your windows’ seal failure problem is a complete replacement of the affected units. With newly-installed windows, you can rest easy knowing that they can withstand the elements and keep your home’s indoor temperatures intact. To learn more about your window options, get in touch with Renewal by Andersen. Call (206) 775-7533 or complete our contact form.

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