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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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Kimberly Kester
Jul 18, 2022

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Jul 17, 2022

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Jul 13, 2022

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