Window in winter

How to Detect a Faulty Window Seal

The winter months have fast approached us. But before the coming cold months truly set in, make sure your windows are properly sealed. If your windows are not properly maintained, you will soon have a seriously drafty house.

One of the easiest way to identify a failing window seal is to check for drafts. Drafts are easy to detect in cold weather as the cold air is obvious but how do you check your seals regardless of the outside weather? The easiest way to do this is to hold a lit candle close to the window seams on a windy day. If the flame bends you’ll know there is air pushing thru the window which may be resolved by caulking or re-glazing.

If you think your windows may require maintenance, seek professional help by finding your local Mr. Handyman here. Stay on top of all your household repairs, improvements and maintenance needs by calling 877-256-3376 or request service in your area.