If you’ve noticed that your windows are foggy or condensation is building up on them, it’s a good indicator that your window seals have failed. In this blog post, we go over what the signs of failed window seals are and how to check if your window seals have failed.
What Are the Signs of Failed Window Seals?
There are a few signs that you can look for to tell if your window seals have failed.
Your Windows Are Foggy
One of the most common signs is condensation or fog on your windows. If you notice that your windows are foggy or there is water build-up on them, it’s likely that your window seals have failed and need to be replaced.
There Are Drafts Around the Windows
Another sign to look for is drafts coming from your windows. If you feel a draft coming from your windows, it means that air is leaking through the seal and needs to be fixed.
How to Check if Your Window Seals Have Failed
If you think that your window seals have failed, there are a few easy ways to check.
Sometimes, there will be a visible gap between the window and the frame. If there’s nothing that obvious, try running your hand around the frame to see if you can feel a draft. You can also do this with a lit candle to see if the air coming into or out of the window causes the flame to move.
If you have a companion, you can also try shining a flashlight around the window’s edges to see if someone on the outside can see light through any gaps.
In all these cases, if light or air is escaping through your window frame, it’s a sign that your seals have failed.
How to Replace Your Window Seals
If you’ve determined that your window seals have failed, don’t worry — they can easily be replaced! Depending on the type of window, you may be able to do it yourself or you may need to hire a professional contractor.
If you have a standard double-hung window, replacing the seal is a relatively easy process. First, you’ll need to remove the old seal by peeling it away from the window frame. Once the old seal is removed, clean the area around the frame and then apply a new bead of sealant. Then, place the new seal around the edge of the frame and press it into place.
For other types of windows, the process can be more complicated, and it’s best to consult a professional to avoid damaging your windows or home.
For more information on how to replace your window seals, you can also consult your local hardware store or home improvement center.
Fix Your Window Seal With Howard Roofing & Home Improvements!
If you think that your window seals have failed, don’t hesitate to call the professionals at Howard Roofing & Home Improvements. We’ll be happy to come out and take a look at your windows and help you determine the best course of action. We also do both commercial and residential roofing. Call us at (636) 296-1057 or fill out our contact form to request a consultation.