Even the best replacement windows can still fall victim to some of Mother Nature’s tantrums. After strong windstorms, it’s understandable that many homeowners are concerned more about their roof or their siding, giving little or no thought at all about how these types of weather conditions have affected their windows. While rare, windows, particularly multi-pane ones, have been known to experience problems brought about by high winds.
Not many people know just how much a multi-pane window can be damaged by a windstorm. Let our experts at Renewal by Andersen® of Memphis explain why you should also include your windows in your post-storm inspections and show you what you can do to keep it protected the next time bad weather rolls around.
What Is a Multi-Pane Window?
When you choose a multi-pane window for your home window replacement, you’re also getting a lot of its benefits. The most common type of multi-pane window are double-pane windows. As its name suggests, double-pane windows possess two panes of glass. Sandwiched between these panes is a thin layer of insulating gas, often Krypton or Argon. The gas is sealed in the sashes by weather stripping.
Problems With Multi-Pane Windows
The gas layer in multi-pane windows determines its performance. So anything that affects this gas layer or the seals that hold it in place can cause a problem. Manufacturers account for a lot of different problems that a window can experience to ensure that it is airtight. Thermal expansion and contraction, regular wear and tear, and poor maintenance are just some of the most causes of deterioration on the weatherstripping of a window.
How Strong Winds Exacerbate Problems
When installed properly by a professional windows installer, your windows can resist all sorts of problems with very little consequence. Over time, however, small issues can chip away at your weatherstripping. Strong winds are really more like the straw that can break the camel’s back, in that it can push a poorly maintained window past its limits.
Get high quality multi-pane replacement windows and installation services at Renewal by Andersen® of Memphis. Give us a call at (901) 979-4460 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today.