Why Window Seals Fail

Why Window Seals Fail

• Window seals are designed to maintain a tight seal and help prevent drafts.
• Temperature changes, UV light exposure, and gaps in window installation can lead to seal degradation.
• Areas with heavy rain or severe weather conditions may experience more rapid failure of window seals due to moisture penetration.
• Monitor seals for signs of failure like changing color or softening of the material.
• Replace deteriorating windows to protect the indoor environment from drafty rooms and pelting rain.

Do your current windows have condensation problems?

Are there beads of moisture running down between the panes of glass?  Both of these are indications that your windows have seal failure.  Visible fog, moisture, or condensation are all signs that the window unit has reached its threshold to absorb moisture.

What is it that causes window seal failure?

Several things can lead to it, but we’ll discuss the most common causes.  Window seal failure is a significant factor affecting your home’s insulation efficiency. It allows air, moisture, and condensation to enter or escape your home. Common signs of seal failure include foggy windows and condensation buildup between window panes. If window seals fail, hot or cold outside air can enter the house resulting in higher energy costs due to excessive cooling and heating needs. Regularly check your window seals for signs of damage and seal any cracks or gaps that you may find to ensure efficient insulation.