Prevent Window Leaks With Proper Insulation
Do you want water to seep into your house through the windows?. Leaking windows are problematic not only during rainy season, but also during winters, as the cold air makes your furnace operate harder consuming more electricity. Is there a way to prevent window leaks? Yes, there is! Replacement windows that we offer are completely leak proof.
Here are some of the ways to do the proper insulation of your windows. Insulating your windows properly will help prevent window leaks.
V-seal Weather Stripping
You need to add this plastic weather stripping along the sides of the sashes. Your windows will continue to open and close even with the V-seal in place. This technique might not solve your problem for long but it could be useful until you bring in the window replacement experts to check.
This is a sticky, soft thing that can be molded in a way to suit the gap. It can also be taken off easily at the end of the season.
This is a clear plastic sheeting that gets tight when heated with a hair dryer. It seals off drafts and captures an insulating buffer of air.
If you apply it carefully, nail polish can fill any cracks causing window leaks minimal. When the polish gets hard, it will stabilize the glass for a few days at least.
Replace Missing or Loose Glazing
The glazing putty that is used to seal the window panes can crack and fall out with time. Here’s how you can replace the old putty:
Remove all the old putty
Detach the pane
Add a layer of fresh putty
Slowly place the glass on the putty
Push small metal points into the sash in order to secure the pane
Use a flat-bladed screwdriver to push the points in place
Apply another roll of putty and smooth it in place with the help of a knife
Replace the Windows
Worn, rotted or rattling windows are an indication that they have past their shelf life. You should, therefore, consider replacing them. Pick from the low maintenance frame materials and insulated glass options. Vinyl windows would be a great choice.
These steps will provide proper insulation to your windows and help prevent window leaks. However, the best long term option is to get replacement vinyl windows as they are the best in providing insulation and are also inexpensive.
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