Causes of Window Condensation and Solution

Why Does My Window Have Condensation And How To Stop This?

Posted On: 9th Aug 2019

Window condensation can be very irritating and annoying most times, and in most cases, it can cause damage to your windows; more especially if there are older windows in your home. Window condensation can mean that you need to reduce the humidity in your house, or it can go as far as causing hidden and costly problems in your home. You may have to call local glaziers for replacing the window glass too.

In this blog, we would be discussing what condensation is all about and the relationship it has with windows.

What is condensation?

Condensations are fogs and water droplets that are formed on the window. This is as a result of the water vapour that is built on air. An example is a fog that covers an icy tea glass.

Do windows cause condensation?

The answer is NO!

Windows do not cause condensation but are usually the first place condensation happens or can be seen. You may have experienced a lot of times how the mirror in the bathroom gets fogged after a hot shower or how the car windows get fogged during icy seasons. Condensation doesn’t only happen during cold seasons; it can happen at any time, and also when air conditioning is running either in the home or offices. The mirrors are usually the first places where condensation can be seen.

Since windows are not the cause of condensation, what are the causes of condensation? Condensation is caused by warm, humid air that touches a cold surface. As the air cools, there is a contraction which causes moisture condensation.

Types of condensation

There are majorly three types of condensation. They are:

  • Interior or indoor condensation:
    Interior condensation is the type of condensation that occurs indoor on our windows, mirrors and other cold surfaces. This is a common type of condensation that occurs due to our everyday living, for example, as a result of the shower, cooking, air conditions, and so on. Because of the energy-efficient, well-insulated homes of today that are built on keeping outside air from passing through, it in turns prevents air from inside to pass through which in returns prevents moisture from getting out.
  • Exterior or outdoor condensation:
    External condensation is the condensation that forms on the exterior windows of our homes. This happens where the surface of the outer pane is colder than the inner surface.
  • Gap condensation on double glazed windows and doors:
    This type of condensation is formed on two panes of glass on double glazed windows and doors. That is why it is essential to use an outstanding double glazing company in London to fix your double glazed doors and windows.

How to fix condensation

For indoor condensation, it iseffortless to stop condensation by adopting some activities such as improving ventilation. Opening doors and windows especially when cooking, taking a shower or when the home is filled with so much humidity. Installing a humidifier in the home is also a way of drawing moisture out of the air, which is very useful, especially if you dry clothes inside the house.

For external condensation, it’s something that shouldn’t take too long to dry off where there is enough sunlight. For double glazed windows and doors, making sure that there is enough ventilation passing through should be very good in keeping the windows and doors dry.

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