RTJ Flanges vs RF Flanges

Ring type joint and raised face flanges are two of the most popular options in the industry today. When we talk about these types of flanges and their differences, we are referring to choosing the best type of flange to create an effective seal. Today we’re going to...

Flange Faces

As you start to consider purchasing flanges or gaskets, you’ll see a variety of terms used that you may not have come across before. Flange faces are the surface area that will receive the gasket, allowing them to come together to create a seal when put under...

Octagonal Ring Type Joints

A ring-type joint is a metallic ring that is machined to sit between two mating surfaces, where it will be compressed to provide a high-quality and reliable seal. Ring-type joints are vital components in various applications across multiple industry sectors,...

Blind Flange vs Blank Flange

Small pieces of mechanical equipment flanges continually play a vital role across numerous industries and applications. In essence, we use flanges to connect pipes to each other, with flanges also found in valves and specific application fittings too. Due to the...

Types of Flanges

Businesses in a variety of industries rely on flanges to join pipes or components together or to keep equipment secured to a surface. When it comes to choosing the best types of flange for your processes, you’ll want to take the time to research the different options...

Threaded Flange

Threaded flanges are probably the most recognisable of all flanges due to their screw thread design that is used to connect it to the pipe. Threaded flanges, also known as screwed flanges (for obvious reasons), require a male and female thread to create a connection...

Slip On Flange

A slip-on flange can also be known as a hubbed flange, which, as the name suggests, has a hub with a very low profile. Why is this important? Because this type of ring type joint gasket has an internal diameter larger than the connecting pipe, allowing you to slide it...

Weld Neck Flange

Also known as tapered hub flanges or high hub flanges, weld neck flanges are a specific type of gasket with a protruding ridge and long neck used to connect pipework and provide you with a high-quality seal. Weld neck flanges, in particular, are a popular choice when...

Nitrile vs Viton® – What is the Difference?

As you start to make a decision about what type of O-rings to purchase for your business, you might wonder what material is the most suitable for your unique needs. Every business operation has different requirements for their O-rings, such as the temperature,...

Aflas vs Viton

When it comes to choosing O ring suppliers in the UK, you’ll find that there are a wide range of materials on offer for you to choose from. Many people find that the options can seem quite overwhelming, with some materials having similar properties but offering...

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What is a Window Seal?

A window seal is something that nearly all of us will have seen in our homes or workplaces and is designed to help make your building more comfortable. Within our range of Sealing Specialist Products, we offer a selection of window seals designed for various applications. Today we’re going to share our full guide to window seals, including why and where you would use them. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team to discuss any questions you have about the products on our site.

What is a window seal and its application

Window Seals – Common Uses and Applications

A window seal can be found on most uPVC doors and windows and is a window rubber gasket that is designed to add a protective seal to the installation. Around the window or door opening, a bubble gasket seal can be added and then the glass units will have a wedge or e-gasket. Window seals are designed to stop cold air from coming into your home or workplace. If you start to notice that more air from outside is entering the building, then it’s a clear indication that it might be time to upgrade your window gasket. A window seal can help to improve the efficiency within your home, and they work with window hinges to ensure they close properly and don’t let air inside that will disrupt the temperature of the space.

When Does a Window Seal Need Replacing?

Window seals can last up to ten years in normal circumstances, but should you find they are failing or cold air is entering the building, you can replace seals and gaskets at any time. They are much easier to replace than many people think, and many of them can just be removed with your fingers and won’t need any tools for the task. Here at SSP UK Ltd, we offer a range of products that are designed to improve the efficiency of any workplace or home and we’ll be happy to help you find the right gaskets for your needs if it’s time to replace the current ones in your home.

Why Might a Window Seal Fail?

Window seals do sometimes fail, and there are many reasons for this issue. Often, it’s just a case of them ageing and needing replacement after they’ve been installed for many years. Especially when they are subjected to harsh weather conditions, you’ll find that window seals typically flatten or lose their efficiency over time. Shrinkage also causes window seals to fail, leaving them ineffective when they aren’t fully fitting to the installation. Cold weather climates, such as the harsh UK winters, can also impact your window seals. They might pull out the seal from the corner of the window or door or make them crumble or become more brittle over a long period of time.

That being said, most window seals are designed to last about ten years. Many manufacturers of doors and windows offer a 10 year guarantee when you install these fixtures, showing just how long they expect the parts to all last and work effectively. Every five years, it’s worth checking these parts out carefully with the support of a professional to ensure they are still working in the manner they are designed to and to avoid common issues with drafts from windows and doors.

Can You Repair a Broken Window Seal?

If you notice that your window seal starts to experience any of the issues we’ve shared above, you might be wondering if you can just repair it instead of replacing it. Unfortunately, this isn’t an option. When your window seal loses its shape or becomes too brittle or damaged to do its job properly, it’s time to replace it instead. The good news is that this process is very quick and easy and rarely involves you needing to replace other parts of the window or door fixture at the same time. If you do notice an issue with your windows or doors, try to replace this seal as soon as you can. This can help to save you money on your heating bills and make your building a much more comfortable place to work or live.

Window seals are something that you’ll find in most buildings today, but we often overlook how important they are for your building to remain well-regulated temperature-wise. Our team will be here to support you in finding the right window seal if you need to replace your current one and we offer a full range of products on our site designed to make your home or workplace fully functional. Take a look through our site today to discover our full product range or contact our team with any questions you have about window seals. We’ll be here to help you find the right solution for your current concerns and avoid some of the common issues we shared above.



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