A broken window seal can lead to a variety of problems like reduced clarity and poor insulation. This problem requires prompt attention from an experienced window company to ensure your home’s comfort levels and energy efficiency don’t suffer.
Read on as Renewal by Andersen® of Greater Philadelphia shares the signs of a broken window seal and offers a few tips on what to do about it.
Broken window seals commonly result in condensation, which is often characterized by fogging, hazing or moisture between the two glass panes. If notice these signs on your windows, you should call a window professional to identify the source of the problem. Depending on their assessment of your window, you might need to prepare for window replacement.
Glass distortions occur when the seal breaks and causes the inert gas to leak out of the unit. This causes the window pane to bend or collapse in the center, creating a distorted look. When left unchecked, this can easily result in glass breakage. Be careful of distortions as these can obviously create safety hazards around your windows.
Window replacement is the only fix for a broken seal. Depending on the state of the window frame, you can either opt to replace just the broken glass unit or replace the entire window assembly, including the frame. Your contractor can assess the overall state of your window and recommend the best solution.
Renewal by Andersen of Greater Philadelphia is a reputable expert in window installation. Call us at 610-563-2190 or fill out our contact form to request a free quote. We serve customers in Philadelphia and New Jersey.