One of the best ways to save energy at home is installing functional windows with tight window seals.
Window seals ensure that the structure is air-tight, blocking the flow of air and the temperature. These seals are effective to block outside elements and insulate the temperature inside.
But window seals in our homes do not last forever. They need to be maintained and cleaned regularly. Over time, window seals can fail, accumulating dirt and grime. The insulating capabilities of the seals can easily be compromised when this happens.
Therefore, it is essential to do a regular checkup to ensure that the seals are working properly. Here are the things you should look for when checking your window seals.
The first thing you should notice when window seals fail is the accumulation of moisture on the window panes. Seals should function as air-tight mechanism to prevent air from flowing in and out. Leakages in the seals can cause the build up of moisture, which defeats the whole purpose of the seals in the first place.
2. Dirt and Grime
As moisture accumulates over time, dirt and grime can most likely follow. Moisture invites mold to grow in the spot where moisture is prevalent. Dirt and grime will also accumulate on the deep edges of the window pane, which could worsen the leakages and make the window’s appearance unpleasant. How fast your new window installation has problems with dirt and grime depends on where your home is located.
3. Mineral Deposits
Aside from dirt and grime, mineral deposits could also infiltrate your window seals. This is due to the moisture buildup. Water contains mineral deposits, which will leave mineral residues when the water evaporates. Multiply these occurrences into several days and you’ll get hard element stuck in between your seals.
When your window seals fail, your expenses can increase. Before that happens, make sure to do the necessary repairs. If your windows need more work, a window replacement may be in order.
Mid America Exteriors is the name to know for window installation, repair and other home improvement services. Give us a call now at (316) 416-2045. We serve Wichita and Hutchinson, KS.