Have you ever woken up to foggy windows? If you did, then you’re not alone on this. Window condensation is something that occurs often. It may be something you’re worrying about, but there are times when it just happens normally – and times when it’s not normal.
When Condensation Is Normal
Condensation happens when there are differences in temperature on two sides of your window. This may happen when it’s a cold winter day, and you have your furnace turned on to heat your home. Similarly, you will also notice this on a hot summer day when you turn on your AC. The condensation will be found on the side of your window that is hotter since hot air has more humidity. These situations are completely normal. The condensation will eventually evaporate and leave you with a clear view of your windows again.
When Condensation Is Not Normal
There are also times when condensation is not normal. The fogging doesn’t occur on both the exterior and interior sides of your window, but between the panes instead. This, unfortunately, is a cause for concern because it indicates that the seals around the glass have failed. This happens as a result of everyday wear and tear or long-term exposure to weather conditions. The only fix for this is to replace the entire window assembly with replacement units.
How to Minimize Window Condensation
Here are some things you can do to lessen the occurrence of window condensation.
- Open your curtains and blinds.
- Air out your home.
- Use ventilation fans.
- Turn down the thermostat.
- Invest in a dehumidifier.
Whether it’s summer or winter, window condensation can be something you may experience. If you’re noticing that your condensation is occurring on your windows for long periods, call us at Lankford Roofing & Construction LLC for window services.
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