One thing that can happen to windows over time is when the seal fails and causes issues with the integrity of your windows. Find out how to know if your window seals are still intact or may need replacement in this short post from V. Nanfito Roofing & Siding, Inc.
One of the signs that you may need to replace your window seals is glass distortion. If you look at your windows and notice a wave-like or distorted pattern in the glass, it’s likely due to a seal failure. This glass distortion will make your home less energy efficient and decrease its overall aesthetic appeal.
Another sign of window seal failure is spotty condensation. This usually occurs when there is an accumulation of moisture between the two panes of glass. Condensation can cause water droplets to form on the inside surface, indicating that the seal has been compromised and needs replacing.
Light Coming in Through the Seal
If you notice a dim light coming in through your window seals, it’s likely because air is passing through them. Not only does this mean that your windows are no longer energy efficient, but it also increases the risk of mold growth due to increased humidity levels in your home.
Window Seal Failure
To confirm whether or not you have a window seal failure, consider using this simple test. Spray some water onto one side of your window pane and then quickly place an ice cube against it on the other side. If you see fog or mist forming around the edges where you sprayed water, this indicates a broken or cracked seal.
If you’re concerned about the condition of your windows and are considering replacing them, be sure to contact V. Nanfito Roofing & Siding, Inc. Aside from window replacements, we also offer vinyl siding, gutter services and more. Call (203) 639-1634 or fill out this contact form to get an estimate.