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Most replacement windows from a reputable window company will have safeguards to prevent any type of seal failure problem. Double pane windows typically have a very thin layer of inert insulating gas sandwiched between two sheets of glass. This gas is kept in place by seals meant to keep the window as airtight as possible.

When the seals on a window breaks, a number of problems can occur. Understanding the nature of the problem goes a long way in helping keep your windows in good shape. Let our window experts at Renewal by Andersen® of British Columbia explain the common causes of window seal failure as well as steps you can take to avoid these problems.

Poor Maintenance

Our professionals recommend having your windows inspected regularly by a window contractor to detect early signs of seal failure. This should be done at least once a year. Poor maintenance can be a cause of early deterioration, ultimately impacting the performance of your windows and causing you to lose some money on your energy bills.

Too Much Movement

It’s perfectly normal for windows to be opened or shut, however, too much motion can dislodge seals and cause them to break. In high-quality windows, this can take years before showing any sign of damage. Regardless, avoid the unnecessary operation of the windows to minimize any risk of seal failure.

Old Age and the Elements

Regular wear and tear is one of the most common causes of seal failure in replacement windows. While this can be difficult to avoid, you can lessen their effects by making sure that your windows are well-maintained and are kept clean and free of any moisture as much as possible.

At Renewal by Andersen® of British Columbia, we can help you keep your windows in good shape all year-round. Give us a call at (604) 200-1025 or fill out our contact form to schedule an in-home consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Vancouver and Delta, BC, as well as all nearby areas.

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The province of British Columbia currently consider window replacement and repair for safety, sanitation, and proper operation an essential service. We can address issues related to security, safety, or potential damage if your windows don’t lock, open/close, or leak creating an opportunity for mold. The health and safety of our homeowners and employees are our top priorities. We are following all PHAC & CDC guidelines for business and have made adjustments to our operations, including offering virtual consultations, to serve you in the safest possible way.

1Renewal by Andersen of British Columbia is a locally owned and operated Canadian affiliate of Renewal by Andersen. Restrictions and conditions apply, see your local representative for details. Cannot be combined with prior purchases, offers, or coupons. No adjustments to previous orders. Offer not available in all areas. Minimum purchase of 2 units required to qualify for promotional offer. Monetary discount applied by retailer representative at the time of contract execution. Offer only available as part of our Instant Product Rewards Plan, all homeowners must be present and must purchase during the initial visit to qualify. No Interest for 24 months available to well-qualified buyers on approved credit only. Not all customers may qualify. Higher rates apply for customers with lower credit ratings. Financing not valid with other offers or prior purchases. Renewal by Andersen of British Columbia is an independently owned and operated retailer and is neither a broker or a lender. Any finance terms advertised are estimates only and all financing is provided by third-party lenders unaffiliated with Renewal by Andersen retailer under terms and conditions directly set between the customer and such lender, all subject to credit requirements. Renewal by Andersen retailers do not assist with, counsel, or negotiate financing other than providing customers an introduction to lenders interested in financing. “Renewal by Andersen” and all other marks where denoted are marks of Andersen Corporation. ©2020 Andersen Corporation. All rights reserved. ©2020 Lead Surge LLC. All rights reserved.