3 Telltale Signs That Your Window Seals Have Failed

As durable as today’s modern windows are, they are not completely indestructible. These windows are known as insulated glass units (IGUs), and they feature at least two glass panes and some form of sealed glazing. Over time, it is not uncommon for their seals to fail, which can compromise their insulating abilities and reduce their clarity.

Window Seals Have Failed

Renewal by Andersen® of New Jersey, the go-to source for high-quality replacement windows and doors, shares three signs that your window seals have failed.

1. Condensation

Fogging that occurs between the glass panes is an indication that the window seal has failed. While it is possible to have no moisture between the two panes, it is more common to see some haziness. To ensure that you are not just dealing with normal condensation that occurs outside of the glass during natural shifts in temperature, clean your windows both inside and out. If you still see some haziness even after a thorough cleaning, then you know that your seal is broken.

2. Distortion

Another good way to tell if you have a broken seal is to check for glass distortion. Replacement windows are often filled with argon or krypton gas to increase insulation and energy efficiency. When this gas begins to leak out of your window, the panes sometimes bend and collapse around the center causing them to appear distorted.  If this is the case, we advise you to contact your local window replacement company right away.

3. Age

Older windows come with outdated methods of protection, which means they are more vulnerable to seal failure than their newer, more energy-efficient counterparts. Since they are no longer capable of keeping your home comfortable, you’re better off replacing them.

Renewal by Andersen® of New Jersey is one of the leading providers of high-quality replacement windows in the area. Give us a call at (866) 609-5033 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation today.

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