The window seal is in place to help maintain normal temperatures inside your home. If you see a lot of condensation or fog on the windows, then the seal is probably failing. Here are some tips for handling a window seal that isn't working properly.
Repair the Window Seal
Your first option is to repair just the window seal, instead of replacing the entire window. You can find seal repairing products from most home improvement stores. What these products do is deal with the main issue you are having by installing a new valve and seal on the window. You will no longer deal with heat loss and the windows will no longer have that extra condensation you have been dealing with. It is much easier and less expensive than having the window replaced.
Consider Leaving it
Do you really have a need for a window seal? If you live in a mild climate, it might not be worth replacing it altogether. If you have double-pane glass windows, then losing the window seal is probably not as big of an issue as it would be if you lived in a cold climate. Before you think about calling in a professional, consider how important it is for you. If you have a failed window seal of just one small window, it might not be worth replacing it as you won't lose as much heat as if it were multiple windows.
Call a Glazier for Repairs
The last thing you should do before completely replacing the window is to call a glazier. A glazier is a window professional that not only replaces window glass, but can often repair the seal on the window without removing it. It costs less money for this type of repair and can be done faster. While they might not be as readily available as other window professionals, it is worth it to see if there is a glazier in your area.
Have the Window Replaced
When all else fails, it is time to get the window replaced by a company like Zephyr Aluminum Renewal by Andersen. This is often the best (and only) option when a window seal has failed. If it is in the dead of winter and two of your large living room windows have failed window seals, it is a good idea to have them replaced and know the new window seal will last a long time. You don't need to worry about trying to repair the seal on your own and will have a brand new, high-quality window.Share