A draughty window or condensation on the internal pane are just some of the signs that your windows need resealing.
Broken window seals can have a massive impact on your windows’ ability to keep the cold outside and to keep the warmth in.
So, if your windows need resealing, how exactly should you go about this? And, how often should you reseal your windows?
Our team are here to answer all your questions regarding resealing windows!
How often should you reseal your windows?
You only need to reseal your windows when problems start to arise. As mentioned above, tell-tale signs that your window seals have broken is if they are draughty or if condensation on the internal pane of your window has formed.
We suggest that you do periodical checks of your windows to see if they are performing effectively and spot any faults early.
Being extra cautious, you may opt to reseal your windows every 5 years, to keep them functioning properly and keep them as good as new, preventing any issues further down the line.
How to reseal your windows
Usually, we recommend leaving the window seal replacement to the professionals, to ensure it is done properly, but if you’re a DIY whizz you may choose to reseal your windows yourself.
Here’s a quick guide on how:
- Step 1 – Remove window trims
The first thing that you will want to do is, using a hammer and a pry bar, remove the windows trim (internal and external if necessary).
- Step 2 – Apply the sealant
You can now fill the void with window sealant, avoiding touching the sealant whilst it is wet. There are numerous different sealants available including silicone, latex and butyl rubber.
- Step 3 – Remove any excess
After the sealant has fully dried, you can now use a knife to cut off any excess.
- Step 4 – Replace the trim
Finally, you can now replace the trim, touching up any paint imperfections if necessary.
Benefits of resealing your windows
Below is a list of some of the benefits of ensuring that you check your windows for faulty seals and resealing your windows:
- Energy efficiency
Resealing your windows will greatly increase their energy efficiency, helping to keep your home at more comfortable temperature.
- Prevents draughts
If you feel draughts coming from your windows, then this is an indicator that your window seals need resealing. By doing this, you can form an airtight seal that prevents those pesky draughts.
- Tackles condensation
Condensation can form on your windows where the air can pass through the gaps around your window. By resealing your windows, you can stop condensation in their tracks. Leaving condensation untreated can result in a colder house and can even lead to mould and damp forming.
- Lower energy bills
We all like to save money where we can. Thanks to the improved energy efficiency, resealing your windows can help your home stay warm and, as a result, save you money on your energy bills.
Can you reseal double glazed windows?
In short, yes, you can reseal a double glazed window. However, we would highly recommend that you hire a window specialist to carry out the replacement to ensure that your window functions correctly, as this is a tougher process.
Find a trusted window specialist
If your window is old or the seals are too damaged to reseal then the best option is to replace the window.
Before you do, it is important to choose a trusted window installer to carry out the installation.
At Progress Windows, our business is founded on providing our customers with the highest quality products and services that you can rely on.
Over the last 10 years, we have built a prestigious reputation, supplying homes across Leicestershire with windows manufactured to the highest specifications.
If you’re looking to replace the windows of your Leicestershire home, get in touch and our team will be happy to assist you.