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Are My Windows Sealed Correctly?

Windows can be a great way to bring natural light into your home and make it feel more inviting. But they also provide a way for outside air to get inside, which can drive up energy bills and make your home’s temperature uncomfortable. That’s why it’s essential to ensure that all your windows are correctly sealed. Windows not sealed properly can leak heated or cooled air, increasing your energy bills and decreasing the comfort of your home. Call 410.314.4382 to speak with a window expert from Window Marvel’s team about signs of sealed windows and our available types of window finishes in Maryland.

Why Is It Important to Have Windows Correctly Sealed?

All of your windows must be sealed correctly because gaps around the window frames allow outside air to come in and escape from the house. This can result in an increase in energy costs due to air leaks, as well as indoor comfort issues due to drafts or fluctuating temperatures. Additionally, correctly sealed windows will help prevent outside noise from coming into the house.

Signs of Unsealed Windows

If you think you may have windows not sealed properly, there are some simple ways to check if this is true. One way is by putting a lit candle near the edge of the windowsill and seeing if the flame flickers when held close. You may also feel cold air coming through cracks or see the light entering through small openings around the frame edges. Other signs of not properly sealed windows include the following:

  • Condensation forms on them during the winter months
  • High electric bills
  • Shifting windows when opened and closed
  • Warped window frames or windows that don’t close properly

If you notice any of these signs, it’s time to call in a professional from Window Marvel’s team. We can help you determine which windows need to be resealed and which windows may need to be replaced. Our team uses the highest quality window finishes in Maryland, allowing us to seal windows properly and ensure a comfortable temperature inside your home. Often, the recommendation for home window installations is to use energy-efficient products.

Energy-Efficient Windows

Energy-efficient windows have been designed with unique features like double panes and low-emissive coating that help keep out drafts while reducing energy costs by trapping warm air inside during colder months and keeping cool air inside during hot months. They also help reduce outside noise levels and protect against UV rays from entering your home. Types of energy-efficient windows available in Maryland include fiberglass, wood, vinyl, aluminum-clad wood, composite materials, and insulated glass units (IGUs).

How Can You Easily Replace or Seal Windows in Your Home?

Replacing or sealing old windows can be done relatively quickly with a caulking gun and caulk sealant, weatherstripping adhesive tape, putty knife, utility knife, and specific tools. First, measure each window opening for the exact replacement size then remove existing sashes with a putty knife or utility knife before installing new sashes with screws or nails. Finally, apply caulk sealant around the edges of the sashes for added protection from drafts and weatherstripping adhesive tape along tracks for additional insulation benefits against sound intrusion and thermal infiltration.

However, you can save time and be secure in the longevity of window seals by calling Window Marvel’s team to help with window installation or replacement services.

Find Window Services in Maryland at Window Marvel

No matter where you live in Maryland, having windows correctly sealed or old windows replaced is essential for reducing energy bills while maintaining indoor comfort levels. Contact Window Marvel today at 410.314.4382 to learn more about sealed windows and the available types of windows in Maryland.