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 or fill out this form.
Today, it can feel overwhelming to pick that perfect window for your home! There are a lot of window designs available, and each type has its own style and functionality. Let’s help you get started by giving a short description of some of the favorite window designs our clients in the San Antonio area choose to install for their home. Of course all our windows are built with quality materials and can be delivered in a variety of colors.
A picture window is stationary and doesn’t not open. It allows for larger size windows. This window is ideal when the homeowner wants to maximize his view to the outside world.
Double-hung and Single-hung Windows
The Double-hung window consists of two operating sash panels. The top panel can be lowered, and the bottom panel can be raised. Both sashes can be locked, removed or tilted. The Single-hung window only has the bottom panel movable. Due to the panels these windows are easy to clean from the inside
A sliding window allows for optimal ventilation when it is opened, and natural light to enter when it is closed. A sliding window has two panels that slide horizontally from side to side. The sash doesn’t open outward making this type of window a great choice for windows near walkways.
A casement window hinges on the side and cranks open to the left or the right. It allows for maximum ventilation and for easy cleaning from inside your home.
An awning window is hinged on the top so the window opens outward. This window allows for air to flow when open and protects against rain or leaves to enter. This window is often used in with large stationary windows.
When choosing your window , you also should take cost, durability, and aesthetics into your decision. Let Alamo Exteriors help you review all your options when considering new replacement windows for your home. Call Alamo Exteriors at 210-372-9495 for a free no hassle educational consultation. We have been a trusted contractor for replacement windows San Antonio resident can count on. Call Today!
There are many different options today for homeowners when choosing to upgrade their old inefficient windows to new high performance energy saving replacement windows. Most replacement grade windows are going to come standard issue low e glass and argon gas. Different manufactures attach different names for this glass but they essentially perform in the same way.
Replacement Windows- What will they do for me?
The task these replacement windows perform is to reflect the heat in both directions allowing radiant heat outside to be reflected away in the summer months and when heating your home in the winter it helps keep that heat from radiating out. Air infiltration can also contribute to heat gain-loss and most new windows will have low air infiltration ratings providing additional comfort and energy savings.
With all glass being relatively the same throughout all replacement windows available today, your choice will come down to budget and what material is used to construct the frame in the manufacturing process. Some the most popular window frame material choices are composite windows, fiberglass windows, aluminum windows, and vinyl windows. All of these have advantages and disadvantages and costs will vary depending on the material as well as the manufacturer you choose.
You will find that the majority of companies offer a lifetime warranty on the mechanics and glazing of the window. Replacement grade windows are custom made to fit into your existing opening and a qualified contractor will be able retrofit the new windows without any modification or mess. Before you decide on a contractor make sure that they inform you of all the options you have available to you.
Alamo Exteriors provides replacement windows from multiple manufacturers as well as a variety of frames to fit whatever budget you are working within. Call Alamo Exteriors at 210-372-9495 for a free no hassle educational consultation when you need a replacement window service.
You got your new single or double hung replacement windows installed a few months ago! The wind and dry San Antonio climate have slowly but surely deposited a thin layer of dust on the glass. Ans in every tiny corner of the frame! So how can you keep them clean without it taking up a lot of your time? Or costing you a fortune every time you hire a professional? (more…)