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Can Strong Winds Damage the Window Seal?

Your windows may start to look foggy if your window seals aren’t in good shape. Furthermore, window seal damage could be a potential issue if your area is prone to experiencing strong winds. Of course, winds alone may not cause immediate damage to your window seal. But an accumulated exposure to such elements can take its toll on the window seal and lead to its deterioration.

 

Can Strong Winds Damage the Window Seal?

 

Here’s how winds can affect your window seal.

 

Multi-Pane Windows

 

Multi-pane windows are built to sustain a certain amount of wind on a daily basis. They are usually designed with a frame that holds insulated glass (IG) units. These IG units typically have two or more layers of glass made with moisture-less gas trapped between them. The gas then helps reduce your need for heating and cooling inside your home since it conducts heat less efficiently than the air outside. This same function also enables your windows to resist fogging and frosting. That is why when your windows start getting foggy, you might want to look into a possible issue with your windows.

 

Strong Winds and Window Seal Damage

 

Even the best vinyl replacement windows can succumb to the cycle of temperature fluctuations that happen every day. This is because window components are subjected to expansions and contractions whenever the temperature goes up and down. This can affect your windows over time, specifically causing the window seals to deteriorate and form small cracks. These cracks would then enable more infiltration and exfiltration of air between the panes of your windows. 

 

That said, when wind storms occur, you can only expect the condition of your window seals to worsen. The seals may even fail completely, so you might want to address such issues before it’s too late.

 

Renewal by Andersen® of Southwest Missouri has a solid reputation for excellent workmanship and high-quality products. From double hung replacement windows to specialty windows, we can ensure high customer satisfaction. Call us at (417) 268-9301, or fill out our contact form to request a free quote.

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"Renewal by Anderson is definitely the way to go for replacement windows. A representative will come out to your house to discuss window replacements, their Fibrex windows, and cost. You do not have to do all the windows at the same time. We chose only to do 10 windows at this time. The price quoted is good for a full year. A few days later another Representative will come out to expertly measure all windows you are choosing to replace. These measurements are sent to the Renewal by Anderson Factory, where your replacement windows are made. Soon after your order has been processed an installation crew shows up with your replacement windows. Renewal by Andersen is excellent in keeping the customer informed from the start of the process to the final installation. We had a crew of 5 that took 2 days for 10 windows. They were definitely top-notch and you could immediately tell they had been installing windows for quite some time. They were definitely prepared for any situation that came up during your window replacement. One window had evidence of past termite infestation. The wood had to be replaced before the installation of our new window. I generally keep an infrared space heater in that room because of all the 5 bay windows. After our new windows were installed, WOW no heat loss. The room no longer felt cooler than the rest of the house. The windows look fantastic. The outside screens are virtually invisible. We love our new windows. You won't be disappointed!!"

Loren Connelly
Nov 17, 2023

"Just had my windows installed. Love them! Wonderful and easy people to work with! Well worth the money! My installers were great! They cleaned up everything and were amazing!"

Sue Waterman
Nov 16, 2023

"Every employee I have met in this company has been very kind and nice to speak with (even when I'm out of town and have to tell them I'm waay out of their zone for promotions lol!) Customizing the front door was fun, and I'm very happy with the end result of a brand new door frame that is sealed well and closes so quietly and smoothly! The frosted glass window panels top to bottom really let in an awesome amount of natural light. The manufacturing process went well with lots of updates along the way, and the salesperson was able to answer every question I had about financing. Can't wait to start upgrading the windows next! As a first time homebuyer I feel very secure in knowing I can call the company and they will make sure their product stays up to their quality standards. They are going to help this 105 year old house stand strong for another 100!"

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Nov 2, 2023

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