Why is there condensation on my windows?

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If you see condensation on your windows, you are not alone. This is a common problem for homeowners and may be caused by a variety of factors. Knowing what is causing the condensation on your windows will help you deal with the issue and prevent it from happening again.

Why am I getting so much condensation on my windows?

Excessive humidity is the main cause of window condensation, the cause is down to the temperature difference between the inside and outside of your house. When the outside temperature drops, your home’s interior temperature rises to maintain a cosy living environment. When the warm air inside your home interacts with the cooler surface of your windows, the moisture in the air condenses into droplets on the inside of the glass.

This explains why you could notice more condensation on your windows during the winter, when it’s much colder outside than inside your home. However, condensation can also occur at other times of the year, particularly in areas with high humidity levels, such as bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms.

water condensation on glass window

drops of condensation on a metalic surface

How do I stop condensation on my windows?

The best thing you can do to avoid condensation development on an inner facing pane of glass is to increase ventilation and reduce moisture levels in your home. Open windows to let in fresh air, utilise exhaust ventilation in areas with high humidity levels, and use dehumidifiers that remove additional moisture from the air to do this.

In addition to improving ventilation while decreasing moisture levels, there are other steps you may take to prevent condensation from forming on your windows. To reduce heat transfer and temperature changes between the inside and exterior of your home, one option is to invest in windows that are double or triple glazed, that have an insulating layer of air or gas between the glass panes.

Should I be worried about condensation on windows?

A little bit of condensation on your home’s windows is no cause for concern! In reality, condensation on your windows is only an issue if it forms between the two panes of glass in a double-glazed unit.

It indicates that the seal on your window has broken and isn’t working at its optimal level. Because of the moisture that has accumulated between the glass panes and potential future damage, your windows may be less efficient. 

If you see moisture developing up between the glass panes of your double-glazed windows, get in touch so the unit may be changed and resealed. Waiting until the issue worsens could lead to costly repairs and possibly health hazards from mould development.

Still having problems with your windows?

If you’re still experiencing problems with your windows, don’t Get in touch for professional assistance. Our team of experts can assess the condition of your windows and provide recommendations for repairs or replacements to ensure your windows are functioning smoothly and efficiently.

With years of experience in the industry, we’re dedicated to providing high-quality services that exceed our customers’ expectations. So, if you’re having trouble with your windows, contact Restoration Glazing today and let us help you restore your windows to their former glory.

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Written by Ben Croucher

May 3, 2023

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