A.B.E. Doors & Windows Blog
Your home's windows....they connect you to the outside world, are sources of natural light and help protect your home against the outside elements. Unless you live in a very old home, most of your windows probably contain two or three panes of glass, with an open space between the panes. The industry refers to them as IGUs (Insulated Glass Units) and they are designed to regulate the temperature in your home. This is achieved by filling the glass panes with an inert gas, like argon or krypton, which are good insulators. The gas is held in by an air-tight seal. Unfortunately, some seals do fail. Let's discuss the why's, how to detect and most importantly, getting them fixed.
Several things can contribute to a leaky seal:
· The age of the window and how often it is used in the home.
· If you reside in a climate that experiences extreme temperatures or harsh weather.
· Mistakes made during installation or during the manufacturing process.