Video: What You Need to Know About Window CondensationNovember 23, 2016
As the evenings get longer, this reminds you that winter season is just around the corner. During these months, the cold weather may alert you to the dampness and condensation issues in your home. Condensation can eventually cause moisture buildup on your windows. If left untreated, this could lead to mold development and damage.
As the evenings get longer, this reminds you that winter season is just around the corner. During these months, the cold weather brings your attention to the damp and condensation issues in your home. Condensation can eventually cause moisture buildup on your windows. If left untreated, this may lead to mold development and damage.
Huff ‘N Puff, the leading replacement windows contractor in the area, can help solve this problem. Let us discuss the process of condensation and ways to lessen it.
The Condensation Process
When air warms, it expands to hold more moisture. As it cools down, it contracts until it releases this excess water. Condensation occurs when warm, moist air makes contact with cold surfaces. For example, your bathroom mirror fogs up after a hot shower. Your windows work the same way.
Excessive window condensation means that your interior air is noticeably warmer and more humid than the outdoors. This is a problem because excess interior humidity is uncomfortable and may affect your health.
Ways to Reduce Condensation
As one of the leading window companies, we recommend replacing your damaged and inefficient windows. This can help reduce condensation and improve your indoor ventilation. We also recommend running an exhaust fan when you cook, shower, or bathe. Make sure that the vents dispel the warm air to the outdoors.
We also suggest covering the earth in the crawlspace with a good vapor barrier. You may also consider insulation techniques for your attic. If you have a forced air furnace, you may want to consult your air conditioning company to ensure their ventilation as well.
The Renewal by Andersen® Windows’ Difference
Our windows in Albany feature High-Performance™ Low-E4® Glass. They allow a more stable and comfortable indoor temperature. They can also reduce the need for additional heating, resulting in lower energy costs.
In addition, our Fibrex® frames have inherent insulation properties to keep your interior temperature comfortable throughout the season. This composite material offers the best of wood and vinyl to ensure you and your family’s comfort in all weather conditions.
Our high-quality windows can reduce condensation, make your home more comfortable, and help you save on energy costs. Call us at (855) 483-3678 to learn more about window condensation. You can also complete our form to request a FREE in home consultation.