Condensation occurs on your windows and patio doors whenever warm moist air comes into contact with cold surfaces, no matter how high-performing your windows and doors are. Keep in mind that you shouldn’t be alarmed when this happens as it’s actually proof that your windows have good seals.
While the seasons are the main cause of condensation, everyday activities also contribute to the moisture that causes condensation. Unfortunately, an excess of condensation on your windows can cause the moisture to seep into your window frames, walls, siding and other parts of your home. This can cause water damage and warp wooden components in time.
In this post, Renewal by Andersen® of Central Illinois, the leading storm door and window replacement supplier, discusses the various ways you can minimize window condensation.
Good ventilation is one way of minimizing the condensation on your windows. Ventilation regulates better airflow and removes excess moisture in your home by letting them “dry”.
Cooking and showering can contribute to ambient moisture, which can cause condensation. With that in mind, install an exhaust fan in your kitchen and bathrooms to let the moisture out. You can tell if the moisture has been released from your bathroom by checking if the bathroom mirror is clear instead of foggy.
Vapor barriers can do more than control the temperature in your rooms and help you save on energy. Vapor barriers can also minimize condensation by lessening the moisture levels in your crawl space, which can ultimately seep into your home.
Since indoor air humidity is one of the culprits of extra moisture, you can greatly benefit from reducing it. One way to do so is by turning up your air conditioner and frequently changing the filter. That way cooler air is introduced into your home while warm, humid air is removed.
A dehumidifier is one of the foolproof ways you can reduce indoor air humidity in your home. This is because it simply removes moisture from the air as it passes through the dehumidifier, allowing your home to have cool, dry air that won’t cause any condensation for your windows.
Turn to Renewal by Andersen of Central Illinois for your home improvement needs. We are your number one provider of entry doors and window replacement services. Give us a call at (866) 693-6707 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We serve homeowners in Champaign, Peoria, Bloomington and other nearby areas in IL.