The truth is that most of us have moisture on our home windows. There are so many reasons for this, ranging from natural causes such as frost to things we do in our homes such as having a high moisture content in the air with insufficient ventilation.
The scientific reason for the condensation that we see on our window panes is that moisture in the air collects on a cold surface. We have all experienced the steaming up of windows when we are cooking without using a fan for ventilation or the ‘sweat’ on the glass holding a cold drink on a hot day.
The problem with long term condensation in a home is that it can lead to health issues through mildew and mold growth and also can affect the physical structure of your home by damaging your window sills and frames.
Here is our guide to measures you can take to prevent condensation in your home by cutting back on humidity (the moisture in the air):
Turn on those ventilation fans in your bathroom and kitchen when you are bathing and cooking. They cut down on the moisture in the air dramatically.
If you use a humidifier check that it is working properly and not adding too much moisture to your air.
Make sure that your dryer is properly vented to the exterior of your home. Clear lint from the vent at least once a year to avoid blockages.
If your home has single pane windows consider replacing them with Energy Star rated windows. This is particularly relevant if you have metal frames.
If you can’t afford to replace your windows right now, consider storm windows as an alternative.
A very affordable, short term solution is to buy a window insulation kit from your local home center and to line the panes with a shrink film or polythene sheet until you are able to replace the glazing.
All of our glazing experts will be able to discuss your options with you, to ensure that you get exactly what you Accutane need keep your home healthy and safe.
Contact us now to discover the many options open to you.