Condensed windows can be quite annoying. Glasses become foggy; water begins to build up and leaves droplets on the floors and walls; and your home’s interior can be prone to potential damages. This is why here at Service Bath and Glass, we advise our clients to make sure that window condensation remains only as an annoyance and not as a real threat to their homes.
Below are the main factors to be concerned about when it comes to window condensation.
Regardless of the material, whether it is made of wood, metal, or plastic, all windows are prone to condensation because humidity happens in homes brought by the environment– and this doesn’t happen only on winter. Windows are the first place to become moist because they are often the coldest part of your house. Moisture begins to condense when warm air comes into contact with a cold surface.
What you need to worry about is excess humidity as it can lead to the deterioration of your home’s interiors. Be on the lookout for damp spots and brown circles on ceilings and walls as they are the most common sign that your house is accumulating moisture somewhere.
Lack of Proper Ventilation
Like what we’ve said before, window condensation doesn’t happen only during winter. Everyday tasks such as showering, cooking, drying and ironing clothes, using the blow dryer and heater can contribute to indoor moisture. To avoid letting moisture seep into walls and ceilings, check if your rooms are properly ventilated and if necessary, add a dehumidifier to lessen the humidity.
Do not ignore minor damages such as small holes, gaps, and cracks and loose screws and panes as they can cause house dirt and get clogged, which can lead to reduced air flow. This will then lead to condensation problems.
Older models of houses also tend to have less weather-tight windows and less advanced insulation. It is advisable to have your home checked by experts to make sure that it does not have excess humidity or condensation.
It is best to address window condensation before it becomes a bigger problem in the future. Excess moisture can lead to mold, mildew, lasting dank odor, rot or decay of wood, fading or peeling of paint, and overall deterioration of your home.
If you are currently worried about condensation and signs that it is no longer just a simple annoyance, please feel free to call us here at Service Bath and Glass for a free consultation.