Having foggy windows only means your window seals have failed, so it’s recommended to have them replaced as soon as possible. However, you might be wondering how your window seals failed in the first place. If you’re thinking the wind may have had something to do with it, you might be right.
How Modern Windows Are Made
As a homeowner, you might have installed multi-pane windows to keep your home energy-efficient. A typical multi-pane window consists of a window frame that holds insulated glass (IG) units. The units consist of two or more layers of glass with either air or moisture-less inert gas sandwiched between them.
The gas trapped between the layers conducts less heat than outside air, which effectively lowers your HVAC having to operate harder to keep the indoors of your home comfortable. The gas also prevents windows from fogging.
Checking Whether You Need New Windows
While temperature can greatly affect how long your window seals will last, wind damage can also have an effect on their function. If your window seal is already old or badly damaged, wind can be the final factor in its failure. After all, high winds rattle windows, resulting in intense shaking that loosens or further loosens window seals. If you’re already having this issue, call one of your trusted window companies immediately to have them replaced.
Thermal pumping can also affect your window seals. This happens when the gas sandwiched between the window panes expands when heated by sunlight. This puts a strain on your window seals over time, which deteriorates and eventually damages them.
When it comes to replacement windows, you only need to trust one name to get the job done the way you want it to. Call Renewal by Andersen® of Denver today at (303) 823-4312. You can also conveniently fill out our form online. We serve Denver, Colorado Springs and neighboring CO areas.