Your windows are exposed to the elements 24/7. If your windows are poorly maintained or are simply low-quality, they’re particularly susceptible to natural wear-and-tear damage, such as seal failure.
How can you tell if your window seals are damaged? In today’s post, Renewal by Andersen® of Kentucky, the leading window installation company, talks about various methods you can employ to identify damaged window seals.
Homeowners can detect window seal failure through routine window cleaning. To determine if your windows are defective, you should clean them thoroughly to rule out external moisture issues.
Detecting Condensation Inside the Glass
Fog and moisture between your glass panes are obvious signs of seal failure. However, there are instances where a sliding, casement or double hung window won’t display tell-tale signs of seal damage. This is bad, as undetected seal failure will worsen with time, requiring costly repairs or even emergency replacement. To avoid this issue, have a professional inspect your windows for underlying damage.
If your reflection on the window glass is distorted, this may indicate seal damage. Stand at a distance outside your home to test for seal failure. This method works best for larger windows.
Renewal by Andersen of Kentucky manufactures quality products such as casement windows and picture windows. The products and services we offer can help solve various window issues like seal failure. Call us today at (502) 716-7264 for residents in Greater Louisville and (859) 629-4649 for residents in Greater Lexington. You can also fill out our contact form for a service request and to receive a free project consultation.