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Are Your Window Seals Broken?

So, you’ve spent a huge chunk of your spring cleaning time making your windows looking their best, but they’re still not looking as clear as they did in the past. This could be a sign of window seal failure. If this happens, the first step to take is to contact your local replacement window company and book an appointment right away.

Window seals can break because of a number of reasons. The most common is regular wear and tear, and this happens frequently as your replacement windows are nearing the end of their service life. Use the following tests to check if the seals in your windows have finally stopped working.

Condensation Problems

When water vapor in the air comes into contact with the cold glass surface of your windows, it condenses into water droplets. This occurs more frequently in an aging window than in a new window installation. Condensation is perfectly natural and is not the problem itself. However, it can be a sign that the window seals have leaked so it’s best to have a professional come and check it right away.

Visible Distortion

Double- and triple-pane windows have an inert gas sandwiched between two or three layers of glass. When window seals break, this gas escapes, creating a vacuum that warps the panels inward. You can see this clearly as your view outside becomes visibly distorted because of the warping. Contact your local window company for a replacement if this is the case.

The “Ice Cube Method”

Run an ice cube on both sides of your window. Leave the window alone for a few moments, and check if there is condensation visible. If so, call your window replacement contractor immediately as this is a definite symptom of window seal failure.

Keep your replacement windows in good shape with more tips from our pros at Renewal by Andersen® of Arkansas, your trusted window and door company. Give us a call at (479) 431-3555, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate on replacement windows today. We serve homeowners in Fayetteville and all surrounding areas in Arkansas.


"We were pleased with the process from the sales representative through installation. Our windows are beautiful, and we are very pleased we made the decision to replace our windows with Renewal by Andersen."

Scott & Jackie, Arkansas, AR
November, 16

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