Your windows cover some of the largest openings in your home’s thermal envelope. If the seal on your windows breaks, then you probably need to get your windows replaced. Window air leaks can increase your home’s energy bills. In today’s article, Allstar Construction, one of the top replacement windows and siding contractors in our local area, explains what causes window seal failure.
Window seals are designed to withstand adverse weather conditions, but they do have a limit. For example, a large volume of rain on a regular basis can cause a window seal to lift. Since the seal is no longer flush with the window frame, then water and/or air can pass through the window. This problem becomes more and more likely as the windows age, so you should plan for a window replacement once your windows are over 10 years old.
Lack of Maintenance
As an expert in water and fire restoration, we highly recommend following the manufacturer’s instructions when maintaining your windows. The instructions often outline what you need to do in order to maintain your windows’ performance. Poor maintenance can reduce the service life of window seals and cause them to fail early. If your windows’ seals have failed, then we recommend scheduling a window inspection and window replacement as soon as you can.
The window seal can also become dislodged over time, particularly if the seal was not fitted correctly. The correct tools and fasteners should be used when installing weather stripping. If the window seals have moved, then they will no longer work well as a weatherization method. Air can leak through the windows, which can waste a noticeable amount of energy.
If you need new windows for your home, then you’ve come to the right website. Allstar Construction is one of the top window replacement and roof repair companies in our local area because of our excellent workmanship, great products and outstanding customer service. We’re dedicated to excellence and to providing our customers with a quick and hassle-free home improvement experience. Call us at (763) 220-3444 to learn more about our services and products or to request a free estimate.