Condensation is an occurrence that can form in both hot and cold weather and can often be seen on your windows. While winter is the season that homeowners tend to worry about when it comes to condensation, it can also occur during the summer. While there are some who don’t see much of a difference between summer and winter window condensation, the two actually have their key differences.
In this post, Abby Windows and Exteriors, one of America’s leading door replacement companies, discuss the differences between summer and winter window condensation and how you can combat both.
Summer and Winter Window Condensation: The Difference
The key difference that separates summer window condensation from its winter counterpart is where it appears. Summer window condensation only occurs outside your windows and its effect is purely visual. Winter window condensation, on the other hand, can cause numerous problems for you. Since it appears inside your windows, it can cause rot that can damage your windows and mold, which can affect your household members’ health.
The Different Ways You Can Combat Condensation
There are many ways you can combat window condensation in your home. The first is keeping track of your home’s relative humidity. If your relative humidity is greater than 50%, then condensation will likely occur in your home. You can easily avoid this by using dehumidifiers and proper ventilation to get rid of the excess moisture causing humidity. Alternatively, you can also replace your windows with the help of window and new patio doors experts such as Abby Windows and Exteriors.
Should you decide to replace your windows, however, consider choosing a double-pane replacement window over a single-pane window as the insulated glass unit can help you prevent any damaging condensation. You can also invest in a window with warm-edge technologies to keep the window edges warm and reduce the chances of condensation to form. Insulated-glass units with argon or krypton gas fill, on the other hand, can also provide your window with a slightly better insulation value if it is placed in the kitchen or bath where moisture is more apparent.
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