How To Tell If Window Seals Need To Be Replaced

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Have your commercial building’s energy bills gone up? Has it become hotter inside? Is it louder than it used to be? Does it seem water is getting in at the windows and you don’t know how?

Your windows might be to blame.

There’s good news, though: you might not need to replace them, just their seals.

Keep reading to find out if the seals in your commercial building could be the culprit, and what you can do.

Can you replace a broken seal on a window yourself?

While it might seem convenient to repair seals yourself, it’s generally best to leave it to the professionals. If you don’t know what you’re doing, you could do more harm than good.

With years of experience, specialized tools, and premium materials, we deliver quality repairs that last. When you work with us, you don’t just save time and energy… you also get better results and peace of mind!

5 Signs Your Window Seals Are Broken

Broken window seals can do more than make your building look shabby. From higher energy bills to costly repairs, they can actually have a significant impact on your wallet and the comfort of your occupants if not addressed.

If you notice any of these signs below, your commercial building’s window seals might need to be repaired.

The window frame shows some wear and tear

Taking a look at a window’s frame is one of the easiest ways to check if its seals are compromised. If the window frame or the caulking around it is moldy, chipped, or crumbling, it most likely means that the seals are worn out.

There’s a lot of condensation

While some window condensation is nothing to worry about, condensation between the glass panes might be a cause for concern. Moisture can enter between glass panes when window seals are broken, causing that condensation to form.

Your energy bills have increased

Not only do broken window seals let air conditioning escape, but they also let hot air in. Your HVAC system then has to work harder to maintain the now hotter temperature, which leads to that higher energy bill.

You can hear more noise from outside

Window seals provide a certain degree of sound insulation. You should check your building’s window seals if it seems to be louder than before inside your building.

It’s difficult to open and close the windows

It becomes harder to open and close them as their seals deteriorate. So, damaged seals could be the reason you’ve been having trouble.

Count On Our Commercial Painting & Waterproofing Experts

Noticed any of these signs? Our expert technicians can inspect your window seals and determine if they need to be fixed.

Contact Sepi Painting & Waterproofing today for a free estimate!