Your windows are starting to look a bit foggy, and you know that this means your window seals have failed. You may live in an area with a lot of wind or may have simply been experiencing high winds recently. When all of these factors combine, you may wonder if wind could be the culprit behind your broken window seals. Read below to find out if wind can damage window seals and how often this damage can occur.
Unfortunately, the seals on home windows are not designed to last forever. Over time, the elements will take a toll on your window seals, no matter what climate you live in. Multi-pane windows contain gas without moisture, which doesn’t conduct heat as well as the air outside of the window, meaning that less heat enters or escapes the home. Changes in temperature throughout the day cause the gas to expand or contract, a process known as “solar pumping.” Over time, solar pumping strains the seals between the glass, leading to small fractures and leaks. This leads to window seal failure and the fog effect you may see between your window panes.
The worst enemy of your window seals is temperature, but wind damage can also have an effect on their function. If your window seal is already old or highly damaged, wind can be the final factor in its failure. Windblown debris is an especially damaging culprit. Debris can cause property damage anywhere on your house, but you should make sure to check your window seals to make sure debris did not break the seal. Wind during a rainstorm can also be a factor, as moisture can be sucked in between panes when window seals already have damage. Overall, while wind damage is unlikely to be the sole culprit of seal failure, it can be an exacerbating factor in already existing damage.
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