Sealed glazing is common in replacement windows, particularly in insulated glass units, known as IGUs. Over time, this type of seal fails due to aging and other possible reasons. This can then potentially lead to a range of window problems like reduced glass clarity and insulation.
In this post, Renewal by Andersen® of Connecticut discusses two signs that you can tell you when your window seal has been damaged.
Gas usually leaks out of the IGU when the seal breaks. This then causes the window pane to bend or collapse in the center, creating a distorted look. This can eventually result in glass breakage.
Fogging, hazing and moisture between panes are common symptoms of condensation. However, since fogginess typically comes and goes, depending on temperatures and weather conditions, it’s crucial to be observant of your window.
What to Do With a Broken Window Seal
If you have a broken window seal, getting replacement windows might be the best solution. Of course, it would be best to seek the recommendation of a professional. Call a window contractor and have them conduct an inspection.
Broken window seals can also be fixed by replacing only the affected unit within the frame. However, many contractors and homeowners usually prefer replacing the entire window instead because it’s more practical and the process is more straightforward.
Experts often consider partial replacement as a complicated process, which could mean higher costs for you. In some cases, partial window replacement can even be more expensive than replacing the whole window unit.
Renewal by Andersen of Connecticut offers a range of replacement windows, including casement, double-hung, picture windows and more. We always ensure excellent quality when it comes to our products and services. Call us at (860) 904-1931 or fill out our contact form to request a free consultation. We serve customers in Connecticut.