Condensation is one of the most common issues encountered by windows. However, it’s worth noting that not all instances of condensation can be harmful to your windows. This video blog from window company Renewal by Andersen® of Nashville talks about condensation, how it happens and if it’s anything that should concern you.
What Is Condensation?
Condensation is a natural process that involves a substance in a gaseous state transforming into a liquid form. This process is characterized by water droplets that form on a surface of an object.
When Does Condensation Occur?
Condensation occurs when warm, moist air comes into contact with a relatively colder object. A prime example of condensation is during winter when cold air hits an even colder surface like your windows. Another excellent example is during summer when a warm breeze comes into contact with a glass of water.
What Does Condensation Outside of Windows Mean?
Condensation on the outside of your window does not indicate window failure. In fact, exterior moisture formation indicates that your replacement windows are energy-efficient, have been installed properly and have air-tight seals. Window condensation is a normal occurrence that can be easily managed. However, condensation in between the glass panes of your window is an issue that needs to be addressed right away.
How Can Window Condensation Be Managed?
A properly sealed up home retains more moisture and humidity, often resulting in increased condensation at the bases of windows. A majority of household chores that involve water greatly increase indoor humidity, which isn’t to say that you should refrain from bathing or cooking to keep your home’s moisture levels in check. Installing exhaust vents and ensuring proper ventilation are the top ways to manage condensation on your windows.
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