Why Do I Have Condensation On The Inside of My Windows?
When it comes to springtime we often see a big influx of condensation on the external side of our windows. Especially from high-performance double glazing. The build-up of condensation is a sign that the windows are doing their job of keeping the warmth in and the cold out. So really there is nothing to worry about.
External condensation is a natural phenomenon. It usually occurs in autumn and springtime. Also, know as the dew point. The dew point is the temperature where concentrated water vapor in the air forms dew. If and when the air temperate cools down, the dew point can no longer hold moisture. Which forces water vapor to eventually condense.
While the effect of condensation doesn’t last long, there is very little that can be done to avoid it building up on the outside windows. Once the window panes have warmed up from the sun they moisture will evaporate. Wind and breezes can also help remove the build-up of condensation.
Why Do I Have Condensation On The Outside Of Some Windows?
Sometimes you may notice that not all of your window panes are affected by condensation, even on the same windows. Differences from objects outside of our homes such as nearby buildings and trees can all change the surface temperature. This can have an effect on only one panel being affected by condensation and another being totally fine. Self-cleaning glass, on the other hand, has properties which can help reduce external condensation. Being a self-cleaning glass makes it less prone to condensation than other types of glass.
Why Do I Have Condensation Between My Glass Panes?
Condensation that occurs between the insulated glass unit is usually a sign of an edge seal break. Allowing warm air from the inside of the house to mix with the cold air in between the glass panes. As a result, it causes the air to condense allowing condensation to form between the panes. Lifetime insulated glass units bought from a reputable window company will have a well-drained and ventilated frame. This will help to prevent any future edge seal leaks.
Why Do I Have Condensation On The Inside Of My Windows?
Condensation usually forms on the inside of our windows that faces rooms with high moisture. These rooms are usually bathrooms, kitchens and even gyms due to perspiration. The most common place for condensation on the inside of windows in the bathroom due to the increase in humidity. There is very little that can be done about condensation on the inside of your windows. However high-quality double glazing and triple glazing can help out in most situations. Because the inner pane is less likely to get really cold that makes the water vapor on the glass surface.
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