To be effective, windows and patio doors don’t only have to look good but have to also insulate well. It’s a problem then when your windows’ seals are broken, resulting in air leakage that disrupts your home’s overall insulation.This has to be addressed right away, so it’s going to pay to know when you have broken window seals.
One of the easiest ways to tell if you have broken window seals is to look for condensation. If you see moisture between window panes, meaning you can’t wipe it away, then you have broken window seals. Take note that foggy glass is easy to mistake for condensation, so take a closer look. Sometimes, window glass can get foggy due to surface damage and still have its seals intact.
Check your energy bill as well. If you are seeing a spike without a difference in your usual electrical usage, you might be dealing with an overworked HVAC system. As it tries to compensate for indoor heat getting out and outdoor heat getting in, your heating and cooling system is guzzling energy needlessly, resulting in high energy bills for you.
What You Can Do
Your best bet at dealing with broken seals is to replace your windows entirely. Sure, replacement windows can be significant investments but they are the more practical choice, in the long run, letting you avoid prolonged repairs that can eat at your home maintenance budget. If you have properly maintained your window, check your warranty first to see if you can use it. This will help you take care of the problem while offsetting costs.
Renewal by Andersen® of Portland is the expert to trust for all your window and door installation needs. To learn more about our hassle-free replacement process and what we can do for you, simply give us a call at (503) 419-3960 or fill out our contact form. Talk to us today! We serve Portland, Wilsonville and the surrounding communities.