Wind Damage and How it Can Affect Your Window Seals
When your windows look foggy, it usually means their seals have failed and need to be replaced. Several factors can cause the seals to break, including age and lack of proper maintenance. But if your area tends to experience strong windstorms throughout the year, it can also cause your window seals to fail. If you’re planning a home window replacement, it helps to know what type of window you should get to ensure they can withstand the usual elements your home is exposed to, including wind.
How Multi-Pane Windows Work
Many modern windows are made with a frame that holds insulated glass (IG) units. IG units consist of two or more layers of glass with moisture-less gas trapped between them. Compared to air, the trapped gas conducts the gas more efficiently and lowers the heating and cooling demand for your home. Multi-pane windows are also more resistant to fogging and frosting than single-pane windows, but are also subject to natural wear and tear over time.
The Wind Factor in Window Seal Deterioration
While the seals along with the rest of your window’s components are designed to withstand several kinds of weather conditions, other factors can still cause it to fail after prolonged exposure. This includes your local climate, the intensity of the win, and even which side your windows are most exposed to the strong winds.
Wind damage is known to affect not just window seals, but also the overall performance of a window. If your windows are near the end of their lifespan, a strong windstorm can easily break their aging seals and cause fogging, especially if it’s already a few years old. While wind may not be the direct cause of window seal deterioration, it can still accelerate the deterioration rate of your old or damaged windows.
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