Dust is more than just bits of dirt and sand from outside. In fact, any solid matter that is broken into small enough bits to be blown around becomes dust. Outside, common sources of dust are dirt, sand, pollen, and carcasses of deceased animals as well as worn down bits of trees. Dust is unavoidable because all solids slowly wear down. However, indoor dust can be minimized through a variety of techniques, including, having new windows installed in your home.
When the corners of the sashes and frames become loose and create gaps that allow air to penetrate the window, your first instinct may be to apply weather stripping. That is not what’s best. It's time to consider replacing them. In fact, sealing and weather stripping should not be considered as anything more than just a temporary fix. Sealants expand and contract, which will lead to gaps and gaps lead to dust.
You may or may not be a person that suffers with allergies, but if you are, having windows that perform to the best of their ability to keep dust and pollen outside can make huge difference. So, the best solution to avoid a dust storm inside your home is to replacing your windows entirely. If you feel a draft, no matter how slight it may be, air is infiltrating your window and carrying dust in with it. However, don’t take our word for it, read what one of our customers from Stuttgart had to say!