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When Do Windows Need to Be Resealed or Replaced?

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Having your windows up to date and functioning properly is a big part of keeping your home as energy-efficient as possible. Windows can sometimes be overlooked by a homeowner. This is especially true when it comes to things like minor cracks in the window seal or moisture buildups. Whether you are looking to reseal a window or find a replacement window, Window World of Atlanta is here to help.

What Happens When a Window Seal is Damaged?

When your window seal is damaged, there is a greater chance of things like bugs being able to enter the home, leaks developing or even increases in your energy bill. If your in-home comfort is down but your expenses are up, there’s a good chance one or more of your windows have damaged sealing. When it comes to identifying the cause and your next steps, we’ve got all the information you need.

How to Tell If a Window Seal Is Damaged 

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There are some clear indicators for when your windows need resealing. The most prominent sign is that your window is newly drafty. You may also notice an increase in window fogginess, condensation and even leaks. Check for physical wear and tear like cracked or dry caulk around your windows. 

Can You Reseal a Damaged Window Seal?

In most cases, no. Not only is it unlikely that you will be able to fully repair a damaged window seal, but attempting to do so can possibly lead to further damage to your home. It can also be more cost-effective to replace the entire unit, as opposed to pursuing a repair.

What To Do With a Damaged Window Seal

While DIY window resealing or getting help from a specialist are options, results aren’t guaranteed. Especially with more complicated window types, like double-glazed and storm, it can be an uphill battle. Plus, even if the resealing goes well, there can be other underlying issues with your windows. For these reasons, replacement windows are often the best option. Especially when you consider that Window World windows come with a lifetime warranty

Other Signs Your Windows May Need Replacement

Window seal damage may be only one of many issues you’re facing. Other reasons for window replacement can include: 

Make the Most of Your Windows with Window World of Atlanta Replacement Windows

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Most windows have issues with their sealing after five years. Rather than keeping up your sealing to diminishing results, there’s a better-constructed, longer-term option. You can maximize your energy efficiency, savings and comfort with custom Window World window replacements. Get started today with your free replacement estimate.