Condensation is a common problem, but it can cause damage on your window if left unchecked. That’s why it’s crucial to identify and repair the issue as soon as possible and adopt measures that would help minimize the risk of a recurrence.
Renewal by Andersen® of Greater Philadelphia, a highly rated provider of replacement windows, discusses how condensation occurs and shares some tips on how it can be reduced.
How Condensation Forms
Condensation occurs when warm, moist air comes into contact with a cooler surface, which in this case is your window glass. Moisture inside your home typically results from everyday activities like showering and cooking. This vapor pressure can force the moisture through materials, such as plaster, wood and cement. Through this process, moisture is able to reach other rooms in the home.
How to Reduce Indoor Humidity
Of course, there are external factors that can affect condensation that are beyond anyone’s control (such as the temperature outside), so completely eliminating it may not be possible. But by reducing the humidity inside your home, you can reduce the condensation on your replacement windows. Here are a few things you can try:
Ensure that your attic and crawl spaces are properly ventilated.
Use your exhaust fan in your kitchen whenever you’re cooking. In your bathroom, leave it on until the mirror is clear of fog.
Make sure to vent your appliances and exhaust fans outside.
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