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If you are looking for a way to prevent your windows from leaking of letting in draughts, window seal replacements could be the perfect solution. Our window gaskets come in a range of styles to fir your window area perfectly. But, what is a window gasket? How do you replace a window gasket and can a window gasket be used to replace the existing rubber window seal? These are all questions we hope to answer in this quick guide. Read on for how window gaskets could be your window solution.
A window gasket, also known as a window seal or seal gasket, is something that is fitted to your window frame to prevent the entrance of draughts and water to your home. Window gaskets, or window seal replacements, then weather-seal the opening sash to your window frame.
If your current rubber window gasket is faulty, you may notice water gathering on the windowsill or a lot of noise caused by air entering through the window gaps. To fix this, you can fit a new window gasket seal replacement to water seal and draught seal the window.
A window gasket can offer a number of benefits to your home. If you live in a busy area such as a city centre, next to a large road or near to a railway track, a window gasket can help to prevent any extra noise from entering your home. A well-fitting rubber window gasket will also not produce any noise caused by wind entering through the window gaps, as it will be air-tight.
If you aiming for lower heating bills, window gasket seals are a great way to stop heat from escaping from your home. The tight seal around your window will keep warm air in and cold air out, better insulating your home for lower heating costs.
Wedge gaskets are extremely popular for those looking for effective window seal replacements. A double glazing wedge gasket pushes into the gap around your double glazed unit, weather-proofing your window and holding your double glazed glass units securely in place. Wedge gaskets are, as the name suggests, wedge-shaped and come in a variety of shapes and sizes to fit your window.
Bubble gaskets are another popular form of window gasket seal. Fitting a Bubble gasket to your window opening will offer all of the protective benefits of a window gasket seal with excellent ageing properties. Bubble gasket window seals have more of a curved shape to wedge gaskets and sit between the window frame and the opening section of the window. A third window seal option is an E gasket. Commonly found in UPVC windows, E gaskets fit your window to form a tight seal between the window frame and glass.
Fitting a window gasket should be a relatively simple process and doesn't require any technical tools. The first step of fitting a window gasket is finding out what type of gasket you will be replacing. To do this, simply remove part of the existing frame and match it to the type of window gasket you are looking at, paying attention to your measurements. Once you have the correct type of window gasket seal, simply push the seal between the window glass and frame until it forms a tight seal around the window.