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Do Strong Winds Affect Window Performance & Its Seals?

The presence of fog on a window can indicate its seal is broken. This can happen if you live in a place that experiences strong winds.

Learn how strong winds can cause broken window seals and affect window performance from one of the area’s best window installation companies in the area. 

Broken Window Seals 

Exposure to harsh elements can cause damage and eventually failure in window seals. Windows with multiple panes have gas without moisture, which doesn’t conduct heat. This means less heat goes in or out of the house. 

Temperature changes can cause the gas to expand or contract. Over time, it can put stress on the seals between the glass, resulting in cracks and leaks. It then leads to window seal failure and the fogging you see between the glass panes. 

Wind Damage

It may be time to get new energy-efficient windows if the seals of your old ones are severely damaged. Window seals are greatly affected by temperature and winds. Debris from winds can cause damage to window seals and any part of your home. Regularly check your window seals to make sure debris doesn’t break them. 

Winds from a rainstorm can also harm your windows. Moisture can get trapped between the panes when seals are already damaged. Moreover, wind damage alone can’t result in window seal failure. It can only worsen the damage that’s already there. 

Renewal by Andersen® of Memphis is your leading provider of ENERGY STAR® windows. We offer different window styles, available in a wide selection of colors and finishes to complement your home. Our energy-efficient windows can help maintain your indoor comfort, reduce your HVAC costs and protect your home from weather extremes. Call us at (901) 779-1178 or fill out our online form to schedule a free in-home consultation. 


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