Damaged window seals are a main reason for drafts in a room
When talking about window seals some people think only of the seal around the frame. Although that seal is very important the seal within the window is also a very crucial part of a healthy window. If any of the seals are damaged or broken your energy-loss can be significant not to mention the unhealthy drafts. However, other important components to consider are the window hinges. These need to be checked and adjusted to avoid gaps.
Check your windows
To avoid drafts and lasting damage to your window you need to consider:
Seals between windows and frame
Seals of the double/triple glazing
Adjustment of window hinges
Repair of seals
Windows older than 10 years? ->CHECK SEALS
Frame seals flat or out of place? ->REPLACE
Double-/triple glazing seals damaged? ->FIX
Hinges causing gaps? ->ADJUST
Maintenance tips for seals
Check the seals at least once a year
Clean seals with a cloth
Ensure a tight fit of seal
Replace broken seals immediately
Call in warranty if still applicable
These seals are easily visible if you open the window. You find them around the frame. Check if they are ok and not flattened if they were round seals. They should be clean and without gaps.
There are additional seals for the chambers between the glass layers. If they are damaged the window will fog up. This should be immediately repaired as it leads to serious heat loss.
Hinges are responsible for the correct positioning of the window onto the frame. If the hinges are not adjusted correctly then the window will have gaps. And if the gaps are caused by the hinges, then a new seal alone will not resolve the issue completely.
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