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Preventing Condensation on Your Windows

Preventing Condensation on Your Windows

Condensation on Your Windows

Do you see condensation on your windows at home, especially early in the morning? Now the weather starts to cool down, it is not uncommon to see water on your windows.  There are three areas you can experience condensation: at the outside of the window, at the inside of the window, and between the glass panes of double glazing.  Let us explain every situation.

Condensation at the outside of a window.

Condensation on the outside of double-glazed windows occurs often with high efficiency windows: due to the great insulation, the inside of this window stays warm and the outside remains cold, and consequently condensation will form at the outside. This condensation is virtually impossible to avoid. However, this is fortunately NOT a problem because it is a sign of good insulation.

Condensation on the inside of the window.

This type of condensation only occurs in a single glazing window. Due to the indoor warmth, moist condenses on the cold glass pane. You can avoid this condensation by ventilating continuously. This temporary solution doesn’t prevent a high energy bill though! A more permanent, money efficient, and energy efficient solution would be to replace the windows with double-glazed windows.

Between the glass panes of double glazing

Condensation can also sit between the glass panes of the double glazing. This is caused by a leak in the glass and is often seen when the temperatures are lower: the temperature of the glass is low and moisture condenses on the cold surface. The only solution for this condensation problem is to replace the double glazing by a professional.

Do you experience condensation on your windows?

Then you will probably have recognized one of the described situations. Do you want to have more information about an affordable and aesthetic solution for your condensation problem? Don’t hesitate to call Alamo Exteriors  at (210) 372-9495 or (877) 372-9495 toll free.