Your windows, much like the rest of your home’s components, can experience wear and tear over time. Among the many issues that homeowners often encounter involves failing seals. These window parts play a vital role in ensuring your home remains comfortable and energy-efficient. Today’s blog takes a closer look at the signs indicating window seal failure.
If you notice the window glass getting foggy or hazy, don’t get concerned just yet. Try wiping the glass on either side of the window to see if it goes away. If this is the case, it only means your windows are still airtight. This happens as a result of a temperature difference between the interior and exterior of the glass, causing moisture to condense and accumulate. It only becomes a problem if the condensation appears in between the glass panes. It is an indication that the window seals have failed. More than that, the affected window has lost its insulating properties, which can impact your home’s energy efficiency.
Drafts and Temperature Fluctuations
Another sign that your windows’ seals have deteriorated is when you feel drafts while they’re closed shut. As this happens, you may also notice a stark difference in the comfort levels in various areas of your home. For instance, the room with drafty windows may feel warmer than the rest of your home during the summer months. This can result in increased energy consumption — and energy bills — brought on by the need to use the HVAC system more to compensate for the temperature disparity.
Broken or failed window seals create gaps that allow water to infiltrate, especially during heavy rain or snow. If not addressed soon, water damage can occur in the form of rotting frames, peeling paint, and mold. Take action as soon as you notice water stains or discoloration near or around the window openings to minimize structural damage.
When you have windows with failed seals, the only course of action to take is to have them replaced with new, energy-efficient replacement units. For this, you can turn to Nuss Construction. Count on us as your local source for new construction and replacement windows in Mt. Laurel and Cherry Hill, NJ. To learn more, give us a call at (856) 988-9982, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.