Condensation is a common issue that affects homeowners everywhere. While it’s normally not a cause of concern, there are some cases that warrant you to call a local window replacement contractor. In today’s post, Renewal by Andersen® of Atlanta shares when to consider window condensation an issue.
What Causes Condensation?
Condensation is more evident during the cold months, so it’s better to prepare for it as fall is fast approaching. This occurs since cold air cannot contain as much moisture as warm air, so when the warm air gets on the surface of a cold surface, it needs to quickly release the water. The water then condenses and forms fog or droplets on cool surfaces. This is why activities such as cooking, watering the plants or showering can fog up your windows.When Is It an Issue?
While condensation goes away on its own and only causes a blurry view on your windows, too much condensation can build up on your frame. If this happens, water can drip on the floor, or even freeze up the glass. It can also cause multiple issues such as peeling paint, rotting wood, mold and mildew growth and moisture spots on your walls and ceiling. If these issues aren’t addressed immediately, they can grow worse over time, so it’s important to contact your window replacement specialist for assistance once you notice it.
What to Do About It?
While condensation goes away once the warm season comes, you’ll have to take action if it’s getting out of hand. In case you have a single-pane window with minimal insulation, consider upgrading to double- or triple-glazing to prevent moisture and condensation from building up on your windows. You can also reduce indoor humidity by making sure vents are directed outside, and that your home’s ventilation is functioning properly. It also helps to open your windows a few minutes a day to let out trapped humidity.
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