Window issues aren’t exactly new to Delaware homeowners. Most problems can be easily mitigated with prompt action. But seal failure in windows is more serious. Not only does it compromise your home’s thermal comfort and energy efficiency, but it leads to a complete window replacement as well. Here’s how to tell if you window seals have failed.
Watch Out for Glass Distortion
There’s a space between windowpanes that’s filled with an inert gas — either argon or krypton — that helps maintain thermal performance. But if this gas leaks out, the windowpanes may start to bend and collapse in the middle. Check your reflection in the glass. If it looks distorted, that usually means that the window seals have failed.
Look for Condensation
When the temperature between your home’s interior and the outdoors is markedly different, condensation may appear on the surface of the windows. This isn’t something to be worried about. In fact, this indicates that your windows have airtight seals. But when condensation forms between the panes instead, the insulation created by the windows’ inert gas and spacer may have already been compromised, making it easier for outdoor temperatures to infiltrate your home.
Check for Air Leakage
There are instances where the seals around the window frames have deteriorated to a point that drafts are leaking into your home. If overlooked, air leakage caused by failed window seals can lead to a poor indoor environment and higher energy costs. You can avoid this simply by turning to a leading window company like Homecraft® Inc. for a complete window replacement. We offer some of the highest quality replacement windows from Andersen® and ProVia®. With their superior insulation and thermal performance, new windows make sure your home remains comfortable and energy-efficient no matter the season.
The Leading Expert in Window Replacement
Don’t let failed window seals get in the way of your home’s indoor comfort and energy efficiency. Just turn to Homecraft® Inc. for high-quality window replacement solutions; we’ve got you covered. Get started on your upgrade by calling us at (302) 798-0302 or filling out this contact form. We take pride in serving homeowners in Wilmington and Bear, DE.