Windows are essential to any home, particularly to its energy efficiency. That’s why it is important to regularly maintain them and all of their components, including the window seals.
A window seal helps reduce the amount of heat that escapes your home; it also minimizes drafts. Any problem to your window seal can pose problems for you, so you should watch out for any signs that may indicate a window seal failure.
In this article, Renewal by Andersen® of Denver discusses some common causes of a failing window seal.
Not many types of window seal can come with a lifetime guarantee, so it’s normal to find a worn seal as your window ages. When this happens, you can simply update the weatherstripping or replace the entire window when it’s nearing the end of its service life.
Mold, which is often the result of condensation, can reduce the effectiveness of your window seal. This is especially a problem in seals made of rubber. If you notice any mold or discoloration, clean it right away using an alcohol-based cleaner or vinegar.
Window companies also point to temperature extremes as a common culprit behind window seal failure. Prolonged exposure to extreme heat or cold can cause certain types of window seal to crack, shrink or sag.
Your window seal may not have been fitted correctly or it may have become dislodged over time. This then makes it ineffective at its job. Ensure that the correct tools and fasteners have been used to fit all weatherstripping to avoid this kind of issue.
Renewal by Andersen of Denver is a trusted provider of replacement windows. With several years of experience in the industry, we can ensure that your window replacement project will be carried out to a high standard. Call us at (303) 823-4312 in Denver or (719) 419-5496 in Colorado Springs. You can also fill out our contact form to request a free quote. We serve customers in Colorado Springs and Denver, CO.